Undeclared Program: Misher Pre-Professional Studies 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.

Major Requirements for Application to Professional Programs Guaranteed Interview/ Priority Review Academic Standards Apply as early as your
Occupational Therapy, DrOT
Samson College of Health Sciences
Application, resume and personal statement
No interview required (priority review applies)
USciences GPA:
Overall: 2.75
Prerequisite Coursework: 3.00
First year of study
Pharmacy, PharmD
Philadelphia College of Pharmacy
Application, resume and statement of goals
USciences GPA:
Overall: 2.70
Math/Science: 2.50
Second year of study Application due by April 1 (of your second year).
Physical Therapy, DPT
Samson College of Health Sciences
Application, resume and personal statement
USciences GPA:
Overall: 3.00
Math/Science: 3.00
No grades less than C
First year of study

* Students may remain in the Misher Pre-Professional Studies program for only two years. Students must move to a degree-granting major in Misher College for their third year in order to take advantage of this special opportunity.


Matthew Gallagher, Program Director


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