Dual (BS/Medical Professional) Degree Programs, FAQs
How do I apply for a dual
Application is by invitation. Applicants accepted to USciences who meet the
GPA and SAT requirements, and have indicated the “pre-med” specialization
option on the Common Application, will automatically receive an application by
May I apply for more than
You may apply for only one
dual degree program. Should you not be
admitted to the dual degree program for which you applied, you will not be
considered for another dual degree program.
What is the application
Dual Degree applications are mailed
approximately one week after the offer of admission to USciences is sent to the
accepted student. The priority deadline
for receipt of the completed Dual Degree application is January 9. It is suggested that you begin the process of
consideration by applying to USciences using the Common Application no later
than November 15, in order to meet the January 9 deadline. Be sure to select the “pre-med” option.
Does USciences require an
interview for Dual Degree applicants?
Yes, an in-person interview, held on campus, is required for
How will I know if I am
invited to interview for the program I applied for?
If you are selected for an
interview, you will be contacted at the email address which you list on your
dual degree application. Interviews are
held in January – March.
If I am selected for an
interview and I interview, when will I learn whether I have been offered
admission to the program?
Decision letters will be mailed in early
April to the address on file with the USciences Admission Office.
If I am offered admission to
the dual degree program, what must I do to earn an interview with the
respective professional school?
While at USciences, you must
maintain a specified cumulative grade point average (determined by individual
programs), earn no grade less than a B- in any course, and take the required
graduate admission test (MCAT, DAT, OAT, GRE) achieving the score determined by
the respective professional school.
Do I have to declare a major to apply for a
Dual Degree program?
For the eight year programs, you may
be a Misher Pre-Professional student (undeclared) for the first two years at
USciences. For the seven year programs,
you must be a Biology major.