There are different types of post-baccalaureate programs. The information below describes programs by category, highlights resources to begin a post-baccalaureate search, and highlights several programs within the region. 

Program Categories 

  • Career Changer: These are for students who did not complete health professional program pre-requisites during their undergraduate degree. Thus, they consist of the basic science coursework required to apply to a health professional school. 
  • Academic Record Enhancer: These are for students who completed the pre-requisite coursework required to apply to a health professional program, but hope to enhance an existing undergraduate record.
  • Special Masters Program: These are geared for students who completed the science pre-requisite coursework to apply to a health professional program. They allow students to complete coursework at the graduate level and often include a research experience component. Students earn a masters degree upon completion of the program. 
  • Programs for Students from Underrepresented Populations: These are intended for students who identify as underrepresented in healthcare or economically and/or educationally disadvantaged. 
  • Non-Degree Seeking / Special Student Status: This is not considered a formal post-baccalaureate program, but instead means that you could enroll as a student and select the courses you wish to take to complete or enhance your academic record for application purposes. 

Resources to Begin Your Search 

Programs in the Region