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Post-Baccalaureate Pre-Health Program

Fall Semester : July 15

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Post-Baccalaureate in Pre-Health student

“ The Kean post-baccalaureate program not only provided me with a strong foundation in the sciences, but it also offered a plethora of opportunities to conduct research and take on compelling leadership positions. Moreover, the smaller class size proved to be an invaluable asset to this program and allowed me to foster close-knit relationships with my peers and especially with my professors. The small class size was a tremendous benefit, as it allowed me to receive quality mentorship and support from various members of the Kean community. I am grateful for my enriching experience at Kean, as it created a foundation for success in my future endeavors." - Sara Navi

Admission Requirements

In addition to the University’s Admission requirements:

  • An undergraduate bachelor’s degree from an accredited 4-year institution or university prior to matriculation into the program
  • Minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale  
  • Two (2) recommendation letters, signed and printed on official letterhead (where available); academic (i.e., faculty) reference preferred
  • Official academic transcripts from every college and university attended, whether a degree was earned
  • Completed Kean University Application Form
  • Applicants are asked to respond to the following Admissions Personal Statement:
    • Prepare a statement including the reasons why you want to enroll in Kean University’s Post Baccalaureate Pre-Health Program. Explain why you want to pursue a career in a health-related profession. Please include your specific program option/pathway of interest: Medical (Allopathic and/or Osteopathic Medicine) , Dental , Physical Therapy, Physician Assistant, Occupational Therapy, Pharmacy, Podiatry, Optometry, Veterinary Medicine
  • An updated professional resume or curriculum vitae (CV) must be submitted with application
  • Official TOEFL, IELTS or Duolingo score reports

About the Program

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The Kean University Post-Baccalaureate Pre-Health Program is designed for students interested in applying to Medical, Dental, and Allied Health Science Programs, but lack the pre-requisite science courses required for admission. Upon matriculation into the Post-Baccalaureate Pre-Health Program, students can declare a pre-health concentration that reflects their career of interest. Pre-professional career concentrations offered through the program include the following: Pre-Medical/Pre-Dental, Pre-Physical Therapy, Pre-Occupational Therapy, Pre-Physician Assistant, Pre-Pharmacy, Pre-Podiatry, Pre-Veterinary Medicine and Pre-Optometry. Upper-level science courses such as Biochemistry and Microbiology are incorporated into the curriculum to prepare Pre-Health Students for graduate entrance exams and graduate level science courses.

Other services that the program offers include the following:

  • Pre-Medical/Pre-Dental Advisory Committee composite letter (Pre-Medical/Pre-Dental Track)
  • Pre-Medical/Pre-Dental School advisement/mentoring from the Pre-Medical/Pre-Dental Committee Members (Pre-Medical/Pre-Dental Track)
  • Academic advisement during registration time for all health science career tracks
  • Graduate school mock interview sessions for all career tracks
  • Access to internships, clinical and research opportunities
  • Students will receive faculty feedback on their personal statements
  • Opportunities for leadership positions and extracurricular activities (Students can become members of the following student organizations: Pre-Medical/Pre-Dental Association, Pre-PA Club, Pre-PT Club, SOTA, and etc.)

Please note: Successful completion of the Post-Bacc Pre-Health Program does not guarantee admission into graduate and/or professional school programs.