Office of Pre-Professional Health Studies
 

Accelerated Options


Overview

Within the Health Scholars program, qualifying students have the opportunity to begin their professional or graduate school program after three years of undergraduate study, count their first year of professional or graduate school course work toward the completion of their undergraduate degree, and be awarded a Bachelor’s of Art degree at the end of four years.

Scholars interested in pursuing an accelerated option must make their interest known to the Director of Pre-Professional Health Studies at the time of their admission to the program.  Some restrictions regarding undergraduate major apply:  Dental, Medical, Pharmacy and Podiatry Scholars who choose the seven-year option are limited to undergraduate majors in the sciences; Physical Therapy Scholars who choose the six-year option can choose majors in the sciences or Kinesiology.   Scholars interested in pursuing other majors or a traditional four year program will complete their undergraduate degree before beginning study in professional school.  Scholars pursuing accelerated paths are encouraged to participate in the certificate and practicum program while they are enrolled as undergraduates.

Information about the accelerated programs is also available under "Special Programs" on College of Science and Technology web site.

Click on the left-hand links for specific information on the qualifications required for each program.


School of Dentistry (3+4)

Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD)

The Program

The Temple University 3+4 BA/DMD program provides outstanding students admission to the Kornberg School of Dentistry at Temple University prior to the completion of an undergraduate degree.

Candidates for the accelerated 3+4 program must pursue a major in the sciences.  As undergraduates, 3+4 applicants are expected to comply with all Temple University academic requirements, as well as all entrance requirements of the Kornberg School of Dentistry.

Application Process

The Temple University BA/DMD 3+4 program is highly competitive.  To be accepted to the program, applicants must earned a minimum of 90 credit hours with a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.2 (A = 4.0), a basic science GPA of 3.2, and an overall science GPA of 3.2, earn the minimum scores on the Dental Admissions Test (DAT) specified by the School of Dentistry, and have significant volunteer exposure to the health care profession.  In addition, 3+4 candidates must participate in a mandatory interview and demonstrate the motivation and personal qualities suitable for success in the DMD program and a career in dentistry.  The candidate's preparedness and suitability will be endorsed by Pre-Health Evaluation Committee, and reflected in supportive letters from faculty members and the Director of Pre-Professional Health Studies.  Individuals accepted through the 3+4 option are expected to meet the academic requirements expected of all professional students at Temple University in order to move forward and complete their professional training leading to the degree of Doctor of Dental Medicine.

The deadline for receipt of all materials is January 1 for the cohort entering into the Kornberg School of Dentistry program in August of that year.

Qualifying candidates will be invited to interview at the Kornberg School of Dentistry at Temple University.


School of Medicine (3+4)

Doctor of Medicine (MD)

The Program

The Temple University 3+4 BA/MD program provides outstanding students admission to the Temple University School of Medicine prior to the completion of an undergraduate degree.

Candidates for the accelerated 3+4 program must pursue a major in the sciences.  As undergraduates, 3+4 applicants are expected to comply with all Temple University academic requirements, as well as all entrance requirements of the School of Medicine.

 

 

Application Process

The Temple University BA/MD 3+4 program is highly competitive. To be accepted to the program, candidates must have earned 90 hrs with a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.5 (A = 4.0) a basic science GPA of 3.5, and an overall science GPA of 3.5 in their undergraduate course work. Candidates must show evidence of volunteer exposure to the profession, earn the minimum scores on the Medical College Admissions Test specified by the School of Medicine, provide letters of recommendation and an endorsement by the Pre-Health Evaluation Committee. In addition, 3 + 4 candidates must participate in a mandatory interview and demonstrate the motivation and personal qualities suitable for success in the MD program and a career as a physician.  Individuals accepted through the 3+4 option are expected to meet the academic requirements expected of all professional students at Temple University in order to move forward and complete their professional training leading to the degree of Doctor of Medicine.

The deadline for receipt of all materials is January 1 for the cohort entering into the MD program in August of that year.

Qualifying candidates will be invited to interview at Temple University School of Medicine.  


School of Pharmacy (3+4)

Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD)

The Program

The Temple University 3+4 BA/PharmD program provides outstanding students admission to the Temple University School of Pharmacy prior to the completion of an undergraduate degree.

Candidates for the accelerated 3+4 program must pursue a major in the sciences.  As undergraduates, 3+4 applicants are expected to comply with all Temple University academic requirements, as well as all entrance requirements of the School of Pharmacy.

Application Process

The Temple University BA/PharmD 3+4 program is highly competitive.  To be accepted to the program, applicants must have earned a minimum of 90 credit hours with a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.2 (A = 4.0), a basic science GPA of 3.2, and an overall science GPA of 3.2, earn the minimum scores on the Pharmacy College Admissions Test (PCAT) specified by the School of Pharmacy , and have significant volunteer exposure to their professional field.  In addition, 3+4 candidates must participate in a mandatory interview and demonstrate the motivation and personal qualities suitable for success in the PharmD program and a career in pharmacy.  The candidate's preparedness and suitability will be endorsed by Pre-Health Evaluation Committee, and reflected in supportive letters from faculty members and the Director of Pre-Professional Health Studies.  Individuals accepted through the 3+4 option are expected to meet the academic requirements expected of all professional students at Temple University in order to move forward and complete their professional training leading to the degree of Doctor of Pharmacy.

The deadline for receipt of all materials is February 1 for the cohort entering into the TU School of Pharmacy program in August of that year.

Qualifying candidates will be invited to interview at the Temple University School of Pharmacy. 


Department of Physical Therapy (3+3)

Doctor of Physical Therapy Program (DPT) 

 
The Program

The Temple University 3+3 BA/DPT program provides outstanding students admission to the Temple University DPT program prior to the completion of an undergraduate degree.

 

Candidates for the 3+3 program must pursue a science major in the College of Science and Technology or a Kinesiology major in the College of Health Professions.  As undergraduates, 3+3 applicants are expected to comply with all Temple University academic requirements, as well as all entrance requirements of the Department of Physical Therapy.

 

Application Process

The Temple University Doctor of Physical Therapy Program is highly competitive. To be accepted to the program, candidates pursuing a science major in CST must complete at least 90 hrs and those pursuing a Kinesiology major in CHP must complete at least 97 hrs with a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.5 (A = 4.0) and a science GPA of 3.4 in their undergraduate course work, including the courses required for admission to the DPT program.  Candidates must provide GRE scores, 2 letters of recommendation, a written essay, official undergraduate transcripts, and evidence of volunteer exposure to the profession.  Applications are submitted through the Physical Therapy Centralized Application Service (PTCAS).  In addition, 3+3 applicants must participate in a mandatory interview and demonstrate the motivation and personal qualities suitable for success in the DPT program and a career in physical therapy medicine.  This suitability should be demonstrated in supportive letters from faculty members, the pre-health studies advisor, and a practicing clinician.  Individuals accepted through the 3+3 option are expected to meet the academic requirements expected of all graduate students at Temple University in order to move forward and complete their professional training leading to the degree of Doctor of Physical Therapy.

The deadline for receipt of all materials is January 1 for the cohort entering into the DPT program in July of that year.

Selected candidates will be invited to visit the Department of Physical Therapy at Temple University and participate in a mandatory interview between December and March in order to gain acceptance to the program.  Applicants are typically notified of acceptance to the program approximately 2 weeks after completion of the interview.


School of Podiatry (3+4)

Doctor of Podiatric Medicine (DPM)

The Program

The Temple University 3+4 BA/DPM program provides outstanding students admission to the Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine prior to the completion of an undergraduate degree.

Candidates for the accelerated 3+4 program must pursue a major in the sciences.  As undergraduates, 3+4 applicants are expected to comply with all Temple University academic requirements, as well as all entrance requirements of the School of Podiatric Medicine.

Application Process

The Temple University BA/DPM 3+4 program is highly competitive. To be accepted to the program, candidates must have earned 90 hrs with a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.2 (A = 4.0) a basic science GPA of 3.2, and an science GPA of 3.2 in their undergraduate course work. Candidates must show evidence of volunteer exposure to the profession, earn the minimum scores on the Medical College Admissions Test specified by the School of Podiatric Medicine, provide letters of recommendation and an endorsement by the Pre-Health Evaluation Committee. In addition, 3 + 4 candidates must participate in a mandatory interview and demonstrate the motivation and personal qualities suitable for success in the DPM program and a career as a physician.  Individuals accepted through the 3+4 option are expected to meet the academic requirements expected of all professional students at Temple University in order to move forward and complete their professional training leading to the degree of Doctor of Podiatric Medicine.

The deadline for receipt of all materials is June 30 for the cohort entering into the DPM program in August of that year.

Qualifying candidates will be invited to interview at Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine.


 

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