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What Qualifications do I need for PMHPP?

Freshman Admission

You may apply and be admitted directly into the PMHPP when you apply to the University. Prospective freshman students must meet the following requirements to be accepted:

  • SAT 1240 (Math + Evidence Based Reading and Writing) or 26 ACT
  • 3.5 or higher high school GPA on a 4.0 scale
  • Admitted to an academic major at the University

How do I Apply?

If you meet our qualifications, then you must check the PMHPP box on the Duquesne undergraduate application when applying to the University to be reviewed for admission into the program. 

 If you do not currently meet the freshman admission standards, don't worry, you may apply later, after at least one semester of enrollment, through the Secondary Admission process.  Secondary Admission applications are accepted at the end of each semester, and are described below.  If you are a student at Duquesne, you should talk to your advisor about your interest and intent to apply.
 

Undergraduate Secondary Admission Process

Secondary Admission applications are due at the end of each academic term (i.e. December 1st, May 1st, August 1st) and are considered after all final transcripts are received. A currently enrolled Duquesne University upperclassmen applicant will be required to participate in a successful interview with the PMHPP during the semester of application before admission is granted; a freshman applicant is not required to participate in an interview.

Interested students must meet the following admissions criteria to be considered; they also must complete the Secondary Admission application, GPA worksheet, and provide a resume detailing all volunteer, shadowing, or observation hours. Final grades will be confirmed via an official University transcript from all schools where college coursework was completed.

Non-PMHPP students are welcome to participate in a one-time 15 minute appointment with a PMHPP advisor to receive introductory guidance and advice on the best ways to proceed with their intended plans for medical, dental or other health professional careers on their own.

Secondary Admission Requirements:
  • Minimum of a 3.25 Science GPA and 3.25 Math/Science GPA
  • Minimum Cumulative (Overall) GPA >3.25
  • No grade lower than a "C" in any science, math or psychology/social science course
  • At least one laboratory science course (completed or in progress) at the time of application
  • Be in good standing at the University and within his/her respective School
  • Provide a current resume or vitae detailing volunteer, shadowig or observation experiences and hours
  • Have a minimum of 15 credit hours of required pre-medical/health professional coursework in math, science, and/or psychology/sociology remaining once admitted to the PMHPP.

NOTE: Students must report all applicable grades and GPAs from all institutions where courses have been completed or are in progress.

Secondary Admission Application

Math/Science GPA Worksheet

Transfer Students to the University

The UG-PMHPP only accepts transfer students into the PMHPP who have been formally accepted to an academic major program at the University. To be eligible for consideration for the PMHPP, a transfer student must:

  • Have at least two full academic years of study remaining in his/her academic program upon entering Duquesne University.
  • Minimum of a 3.25 Science GPA and 3.25 Math/Science GPA
  • Minimum Cumulative (Overall) GPA >3.25
  • No grade lower than a "C" in any science, math or psychology/social science course
  • At least one laboratory science course (completed or in progress) at the time of application
  • Be in good standing at the University from which he/she is transferring from
  • Provide a current resume or vitae detailing volunteer, shadowing or observation experiences and hours
  • Have a minimum of 15 credit hours of required pre-medical/health professional coursework in math, science, and/or psychology/sociology remaining once admitted to the PMHPP.

Students who meet all of the UG-PMHPP Secondary Admission requirements at the time of transfer to the University, may apply through the Secondary Admission Application Process to the PMHPP within the specified deadlines: December 1, May 1, or August 1. Please note that the timing of an application may limit course selection and/or availability.

Students who have transferred into the University may be required to repeat deficient coursework, because all academic performance(s) will be considered by the medical, dental, or other health professional schools to which they will be applying, regardless of where that coursework was completed.  

All Transfer Students applicants will be required to participate in a successful interview with the PMHPP before final admission is granted.

Undergraduate Student Retention Standards:

Undergraduate student retention standards are the same for all students in the PMHPP regardless of pathway for admission. A full description of this policy may be found in the PMHPP Student Handbook.

  • 3.0 Cumulative GPA and 3.0 Semester GPA
  • No grade lower than "C" in any course
  • 3.0 Cumulative and 3.0 Semester Math/Science GPA
  • 3.0 Cumulative and 3.0 Semester Science GPA
  • Consistent enrolllment and passing grades in all PMHP and PBPM courses
  • Continual progress to acquire professional pre-requisites

Minors

The PMHPP does not grant minors.  A Pre-Health minor/track is available for students enrolled in the McAnulty College of Liberal Arts or in the Rangos School of Health Sciences (Health Management Systems).  These programs are separate from the PMHPP, and students are not automatically enrolled into the PMHPP if they are enrolled in these academic minor programs.  If a student wishes to take advantage of the PMHPP offerings, he/she must apply and meet the PMHPP admission requirements listed above to be enrolled in our program.  Please click on the above links for more information on those tracks.