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Premedical & Health Studies (BS)

Campus: Boston
School: School of Arts & Sciences

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The Bachelor of Science in Premedical and Health Studies program is specifically designed for students seeking unĀ­dergraduate preparation for physician assistant, physical therapy, optometry, dental, occupational therapy, podiatry, chiropractic, veterinary, allopathic, or osteopathic medical school, or who are considering graduate education in health administration, or other health-oriented programs.

Program Highlights

  • Full-time, four-year, undergraduate degree
  • Focused preparation for professional and graduate schools in healthcare
  • An interdisciplinary curriculum covering all required and most recommended prerequisites for professional schools in the healthcare field, including medical school; minor concentrations for more in-depth study of various diverse disciplines
  • Faculty mentors with years of expertise in both teaching and advising pre-health professions students
  • A strong peer support network of pre-health students, including a Premedical Society and Minority Association of Health Professions Students Chapter 
  • Committee letter and interview support for students applying to professional school; courses and resources that are custom designed for professional school entrance exams and application preparation
  • Research fellowships, clinical internships, volunteer and shadowing opportunities in the Longwood Medical area and Greater Boston
  • Option to apply to any professional program of your choice or to follow one of our professional pathways, earning a combined BS from MCPHS University and advanced degree from one of our highly respected partner colleges

Advanced Degrees through our Professional Pathways  

Our Professional Pathway programs can provide accelerated progression and/or preferential admission upon reaching specific academic goals, to an advanced degree in one of these specialty professions. Learn more.»


First-year applicants with questions on this program should contact Lynden Weddas, the Admission expert for the School of Arts & Sciences, at or 617.947.6410.

Transfer applicants should find their admission counselor by viewing the application requirements for their program of interest here. Those that already know their counselor’s name, can click here for transfer counselor contact information.