The UCLA Career Center offers personal assistance and programs on the graduate and professional school application process, including program selection, the personal statement, faculty recommendations, admissions tests, and financial assistance. Please review this section of our web site for important information you should consider and think about as you plan your coursework.
The following programs are designed for students that want to continue their pursuit of a professional health science degree. Program requirements are included on the school web sites listed below. Reasons to choose this path can include:
- Time to improve academic credentials
- Chance to pursue a different focus before starting professional programs
- Interest in professional programs at that particular university or college in the future
- Flexibility of a masters degree (for research, teaching, administration, etc.).
*Please note that most graduate programs require a 3.0 overall GPA to apply. Sometimes exceptions can be made but that is at the discretion of each program. If your GPA is far below the requirement, you should consider retaking the lower division science coursework outside of UCLA, possibly through a more structured “post-baccalaureate” program. Go to www.aamc.org or http://thecollege.syr.edu/ for a comprehensive list of these types of programs.
(Note: **These programs include coursework from this university’s first year medical school curriculum.)
**Drexel University College of Medicine, Interdepartmental Medical Science (IMS) Program
Drexel University College of Medicine, Masters of Laboratory Animal Science (M.L.A.S.)
**Georgetown University (SMP)
Roswell Park Graduate Division, SUNY at Buffalo
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Boston University School of Medicine
New York Medical College
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Rutgers Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science / The Chicago Medical School
State University of New York at Albany - Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Nova Southeastern University
Tufts University, School of Veterinary Medicine
University of Wisconsin-Madison, School of Veterinary Medicine
For other masters degrees programs, check out:
The Cal State University system offers applied masters degrees in topics like Kinesiology, Health Services, Biology, and Nutrition. Some programs will have some research involved but not much. Research is usually conducted at the UC level or at private schools or research institutes.
The Peterson’s Guide lists many programs at both public and private schools throughout the country in areas like biology, physiology and more.