Post-Baccalaureate Programs

Postbaccalaureate Programs, or Post-Bac Programs, provide an alternate entry into postgraduate programs for students who have already obtained an undergraduate degree. Each program description includes the name of the sponsoring institution and contact information. Some information may be out of date. This page is no longer actively maintained.

:: Emory University Post-Baccaluareate Program
The Postbaccalaureate Research Education Program (PREP) is a National Institutes of Health initiative specifically designed to prepare underrepresented students to pursue research doctoral degrees. We are excited to continue the work we started in our previous award (a.k.a. PROMISE grant), which succeeded at placing over 60% of its fellows into high-quality Ph.D. programs.

:: General Information

American Association of Medical Colleges
Includes listing of post-bac programs with specific admission requirements. Not included in this listing are other programs where students may enroll as non-degree students.

Postbaccalaureate Program Information Page ...excellent listing!
"... lists programs for minorities or individuals under-represented among health professionals; ...for people who have completed few, if any, of the science courses required; ...non-degree granting programs that are listed by schools/counselors having support staff able and willing to provide the proper advice and support; ...and degree-granting programs that differ in some respects from the standard graduate programs in university science departments." - Syracuse University web site

:: Some programs with a pre-med focus

  • Post-baccalaureate Premedical Studies
    State University of New York (Stony Brook, NY)

  • Postbac Premedical Program
    Tufts University (Medford, MA)
    "The Tufts program is uniquely positioned to accommodate a variety of health-related career goals. The Health Professions Advisor will help you develop an individualized program of study, chosen from a wide range of course offerings. This flexibility allows our students to pursue careers in medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine, physical therapy, occupational therapy, osteopathic medicine, optometry, podiatry, or as a physician assistant or nurse practitioner." - Tufts website

  • Postbaccalaureate Reapplicant Program
    University of California (Davis, CA)
    "The UC Davis School of Medicine offers a comprehensive, structured post-baccalaureate study program designed to assist educationally and/or socio-economically disadvantaged* reapplicants in gaining acceptance to medical school. The program consists of an intensive summer MCAT preparatory component and an upper division science curriculum component." - UC Davis website


  • Postbaccalaureate Premedical Program
    University of California (Los Angeles, CA)


  • Postbaccalaureate Premedical Program
    Washington University (St. Louis, MO)

:: Some programs with a health sciences and/or research focus

  • Patient-Oriented and Translational Research Option
    Mayo Clinic (Rochester, MN)
    Note: this program offers a "hands-on" application of medical research and is open to undergraduates, recent graduates, medical students, PhD and MD/PhD students, and postdoctoral research associates

  • Interdepartmental Medical Science Program
    MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine (Philadelphia, PA )
    "The IMS program is for college graduates who are considering careers in the health sciences and wish to extend their training and knowledge of the basic medical sciences in a medical-school setting." - MCP Hahnemann website

  • Postbaccalaureate Internship in Dietetics
    University of Alabama (Birmingham, AL)

  • Dietetic Internship Program
    University of Virginia (Charlottesville, VA)

  • Post Baccalaureate/Graduate School Preparation Program
    Villanova University (Villanova, PA)
    "Villanova offers a very flexible Post Baccalaureate program for people who already have a four-year bachelor’s degree and need specific undergraduate courses to prepare for graduate school." - Villanova University website