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Misher Pre-Professional Studies

USciences’ Undeclared/Pre-Professional Studies program provides you with the time, flexibility and guidance to choose the perfect academic path while enrolled at USciences. Many students enter USciences with undefined career paths, but with the knowledge that this University is a great place to determine their academic and professional goals in healthcare and science. Our Pre-Professional Studies Program, located within the Misher College of Arts and Sciences, offers you a structured environment to explore your interests, and so much more.

Are you undecided about your healthcare or science major?

You may apply to USciences as an undeclared student. Upon acceptance, you will join the Misher Pre-Professional Studies Program, an alternate pathway to prepare you for your professional education, whether it be in microbiology, physical therapy or any of our 31 diverse majors.

The Misher Pre-Professional Studies program offers you the flexibility to explore USciences’ various majors while preparing you for a seamless transition when you are ready to declare a major. As a pre-professional student, you will enjoy many important advantages, including access to a pre-professional advisor to help you determine your career path and keep you on track to graduate on time. You will also receive exclusive guarantees in the admission process to our popular professional programs, provided academic standards are met*.

Are you a student with professional goals in healthcare?

Those interested in one of our professional programs in occupational therapy, pharmacy, physical therapy or physician assistant are advised to apply directly to that program. However, if you are not yet certain of your academic path, or if you are unable to gain direct admission to your professional program of choice, the Misher Pre-Professional Studies Program is a very good option for you.

The Misher Pre-Professional Studies Program provides an alternate pathway to realize your professional goals at USciences.

As a pre-professional student, you will have the opportunity to apply to the professional program of your choice, in some cases as early as your first year of study*. You will benefit from several guarantees in our internal admission process, such as a guaranteed admission interview or application review, provided academic standards are met*. Our occupational therapy, pharmacy, physical therapy and physician assistant programs all reserve seats for academically qualified pre-professional students each year. Please refer to our academic standards and application requirements. Requirements vary by program.

No matter what subject you chose to explore as a pre-professional student at USciences, your advisory team will connect you to the right faculty, coursework and experiential learning options to ensure that you are on the path to a successful career.

Advantages of the Misher Pre-Professional Studies Program

  • Reserved seats in occupational therapy, pharmacy, physical therapy and physician assistant programs.
  • One-on-one advising with a dedicated pre-professional advisor, in addition to your academic advisor, to help you achieve your goals.
  • Guarantees in the admission process:
    • Guaranteed admission interview for pharmacy and physical therapy, when academic standards are met*. No PCAT or PTCAS required.
    • Priority Application Review Status for the occupational therapy program, with no interview required, when academic standards are met*. No OTCAS required.
  • Flexibility to explore the wide variety of USciences’ majors, career paths and opportunities and declare a major as early as your first year.
  • Seamless transition to your USciences major of interest. In the Misher Pre-Professional Studies Program, you will take coursework that will prepare you for declaring a major and graduating on time.

Application Requirements and Contact

For more information, please contact your Misher Pre-Professional Studies counselor, Laura Mangano at 215-596-8753 or l.mangano@usciences.edu.

*Please refer to the academic standards within the application requirements chart.


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