Application & Instructions

The application for Fall 2021 is now closed.  It will open on December 1, 2021 for Fall 2022 matriculation.

Post-Baccalaureate Pre-Medical Professions Program (PB-PMHPP)

Step 1.  Complete the on-line graduate applicationPlease choose graduate from the drop-down menu with the area of study as Post-Bacc Pre-Med.
**Weekend Pharmacy or Second Degree Nursing applicants should NOT fill out the Post-Baccalaureate Pre-Medical and Health Professions application.  Please apply to those programs specifically. 

Step 2. After hitting submit, the application checklist will appear with supplemental items that will need to be sent to the PB-PMHPP office in order to complete your application.  Some materials may be uploaded on-line directly by you, while others need to be official documents.  Please see an explanation as to what is needed below:

Items that may be uploaded by the applicant include:

  • Completed Math/Science GPA worksheet. Note: all post-secondary math and science (biology, chemistry and physics) course work must be included, and if a course was taken twice, BOTH attempts should be included in the calculation.
  • A personal statement, maximum one page in length, (single-spaced, 12pt. font), describing your professional goals, why you want to study that discipline, and what you hope to gain from the Pre-Medical and Health Professions Post-Baccalaureate Program specifically.  (You should not be using a general personal statement that you have used for other applications.)  Note:  If also planning to apply to one of our dual master's programs, you may need to include a separate, brief statement as to why you wish to pursue that degree path.
  • Health resume that clearly lists each volunteer, research, shadowing, employment and/or other pre-application experiences that support your intent to pursue medical or health professional programs (eg. medical scribe, dental observations) Please provide the information in the following format: Experience, time interval, total hours, summary of activities.
  • Copies of any previously submitted applications (e.g. AMCAS, AACOMAS, AADSAS, etc.) made to medical or health professional schools

Items that MUST be sent officially:

  • Sealed official transcripts from ALL post-secondary institutions where you earned credit.  If your institution sends official transcripts electronically, they may be sent to Please do not send transcripts to the Admissions office.
  • Two letters of recommendation that speak to your academic ability, social skills, qualifications for your intended profession, and other professional attributes.  These letters should be written with the specific intent to attend the PB-PMHPP.  Letters may be sent one of two ways: Via email by including your recommender's contact information on the application in which they will be sent further instructions on how to send the letter electronically or via US mail by giving them the printed instructions included in the application.  Letters sent in paper form must be in sealed envelopes with the recommender's signature written across the back.
  • While we do not encourage nor require you to take graduate admissions tests, please submit official score reports of all graduate tests taken. (e.g. MCAT, DAT, GRE, or OAT) You must submit copies of all official score reports.


Any items being mailed may be sent to: 

Duquesne University Pre-Medical and Health Professions Programs
600 Forbes Avenue
700 Fisher Hall
Pittsburgh, PA 15282


The PB-PMHPP application deadline is May 1st, and this includes all supplemental materials.  

On-line applications completed and received by April 1st along with the required supplemental documentation will be given priority for review and consideration.

Completed on-line applications received after April 1st may be considered for review at the discretion of the PB-PMHPP based upon space availability in the program until May 1st. Applicants considering the PB-PMHPP certificate master's degree option also are subject to the review of those program standards, deadlines and space availability.  Acceptance to the PB-PMHPP does not assure acceptance to the master's degree program.

Please note that while the application cycle may remain open, the PB-PMHPP cannot guarantee course availability for applicants who apply after April 1st. Interested applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible, but no later than May 1st. 

All supplemental materials must be received no later than May 1st or the application will be considered incomplete.

An incomplete on-line application, supplemental materials not received in the manner described in the instructions or materials received after the deadline will not be reviewed and will result in an automatic rejection by the program.

New cohorts begin each fall only.  A career changer student may request to begin a pre-requisite course sequence over the summer in order to expediate his/her timeline, depending on timing and availability.

Note: Career Changer applicants are encouraged to apply before February 1, if, upon acceptance, they plan to begin classes during the summer of the application year.

Please note that if any false, misleading or non-factual information submitted as part of the application and/or enrollment process is discovered it will be cause for immediate rescindment of an interview or acceptance.