Post-Baccalaureate Pre-Professional Health Studies Certificate Program

Post-Baccalaureate Pre-Professional Health Studies Certificate

Credits: Minimum 45 Entry Term: Fall or Winter Enrollment: Full- or part-time
Program Length: 3 quarters* Tuition$1057 per credit (2020-21)
*If enrolled full-time 

Who Should Apply?

Seattle University’s Post-Baccalaureate Pre-Professional Health Studies Certificate (PBPHS) program is designed for "career changer" students who are interested in applying to graduate and professional schools in the health sciences. This includes students who have finished their undergraduate degree but lack most or all of the core pre-health science courses (Biology, General Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Biochemistry, Physics, and Math).

The program is not appropriate for “record enhancing” students. This includes students who have completed the core pre-health science courses and are looking to improve their GPA by repeating these courses or to enroll in only advanced coursework.

International applicants are welcome to apply but please be aware of enrollment limitations at the graduate and professional schools in the United States.

Students who are currently enrolled as undergraduates may apply to the program but matriculation cannot occur without an awarded undergraduate degree.

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Program Benefits

  • Rigorous training in core pre-health science and math courses
  • One-on-one advising and other academic support
  • Workshops and seminars on how to prepare for, apply to, and interview for professional school
  • The chance to be evaluated and receive a recommendation letter from Seattle University’s Health Professions Advisory Committee
  • Access to employment and volunteer opportunities in the health field
  • Eligible to participate with the Seattle University Pre-Health Club and Post-Bac/Non-Trad Student Group

Certificate Outcomes

Certificate graduates (2019-20) have been accepted to the following graduate and professional schools :

  • Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Creighton University
  • Des Moines University
  • Drexel University
  • Georgetown University
  • Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Loyola University Chicago
  • Marian College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Rocky Vista College of Medicine
  • Rosalind Franklin University
  • Tuoro College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • University of Colorado
  • University of Michigan
  • University of Washington
  • Washington State University
  • Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis
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Contact

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Rebecca "Beck" Pazdral, DE.d

Academic and Pre-Health Advising Specialist

206-220-8127

prehealth@seattleu.edu