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Pre-Professional Program - Application Requirements

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 and physical therapy programs all have seats available for academically qualified pre-professional students each year.

Please refer to our academic standards and application requirements chart below. 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.

Students may remain in the Pre-Professional program for only two years. Students must move to a degree-granting major for their third year.

Professional Program Application Requirements USciences GPA Requirements Apply as early as your...
Occupational Therapy, DrOT
Samson College of Health Sciences

Application, resume and personal statement


50 shadowing hours with an Occupational Therapist

Overall: 3.00

Prerequisite Coursework: 3.00

No grade less than C

First year of study

Pharmacy, PharmD
Philadelphia College of Pharmacy

Application, resume,
academic integrity affidavit,
and personal statement

Prior to Beginning P1 Year:

- Completion of all
prerequisite courses

- Interview

- Submission of a complete
PharmCAS application

Overall: 2.70

Math/Science: 2.50

Must be met by the end of the
spring semester prior to entering P1

First or second year of study

Application due by April 1.

Physical Therapy, DPT
Samson College of Health Sciences

Application, resume and personal statement


Overall: 3.00

Math/Science: 3.00

No grades less than C-

Second year of study



Jessica Sauter, PhD
Associate Dean


University of the Sciences
600 South 43rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-4495