Pre-Professional and Accelerated Programs
If you’re interested in pursuing a professional career in medicine, dentistry or law, our pre-professional programs won’t just point you in the right direction, they’ll take you all the way to the finish line.
Stevens offers several comprehensive pre-law and pre-med program options, an unbeatable location for internships and a rich slate of support services to ensure you excel in the rigorous environment of professional school.
Pre-Health (Pre-Medicine and Pre-Dentistry)
To prepare yourself for the health professions including medical or dental school, you need an education based on a strong foundation in the sciences, a solid background in social science and humanities, and highly developed communication skills. The pre-health profession curricula at Stevens meet these needs and offer challenging courses of study that match your ambition and demand the very best of you to ensure your success. Students within any major can choose to follow this path, they just need to ensure that they integrate the below course curriculum into their degree. Recent successful applicants have had majors which include Chemical Biology, Biology, Biomedical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Business & Technology, and Mechanical Engineering. Students who complete this advisory program track leave Stevens with the following courses which satisfy the minimum requirements for admission to accredited U.S. medical and dental schools:
One year of general chemistry with laboratory (CH 115, CH 116, CH 117, CH 118)
One year of organic chemistry with laboratory (CH 243, CH 244, CH245, CH 246)
One year of biology with laboratory (BIO 291 and BIO 382)
One year of physics with laboratory (PEP 111, PEP 112, PEP 221, PEP 222)
One year of mathematics through calculus (MA 121, MA 122, MA 125, MA 126)
One year of English including composition (CAL 103 and CAL 105)
We recommend the following additional courses for those seeking admission to medical or dental school:
Psychology and Sociology
You should complete the required courses by the end of your junior year at Stevens, and take the appropriate national exam. You are also strongly encouraged to participate in summer research or hospital service by the end of your junior year. An interview and letter written by the Stevens Health Professions Advisory Committee (HPAC) is required by most U.S. medical schools. Whatever your goal, an advisor at Stevens will help ensure you’re on track.
Alpha Epsilon Delta Honor Society
Stevens hosts the New Jersey Beta Chapter of the national premedical honor society, Alpha Epsilon Delta. Membership is an honor granted to students in recognition of superior scholastic achievement. Students are eligible to be nominated in their sophomore year.
Recent Medical & Dental School Acceptances
New York University School of Medicine
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Mount Sinai Medical School
Pennsylvania State Medical School
Pearlman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania
Drexel School of Medicine
NYU School of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Rutgers – Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Rutgers – New Jersey Medical School
New York College of Osteopathic Medicine
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Boston University School of Dentistry
Columbia University School of Dental & Oral Surgery
NYU School of Dentistry
UC – San Diego School of Dentistry
Rutgers School of Dental Medicine
While there are no specific course requirements for admission to law school, the School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences offers a minor in Pre-Law & Public Policy and the degree programs offered provide the analytic and communication skills, as well as textual expertise, that may benefit students while they prepare for law school. Please see the School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences webpage for a full list of these offerings.
If you enroll in our engineering or science programs and would like to pursue law school upon graduation from Stevens, we advise you to complete a secondary concentration in the humanities.
Our law school advisor helps you choose the elective courses that suit your talents and interests, as well as prepare you for the Law School Admission Test (LSAT), which you can take as early as your junior year at Stevens.
Recent Law School Admissions
New York Law School
Benjamin Cardozo Law School
Fordham University Law School
Rutgers University Law School
Accelerated Combined Degree Programs
The Fast Track to Fulfilling Your Dream
Our accelerated programs offer combined degrees in partnership with esteemed medical and law schools - allowing you to seamlessly obtain your bachelor's and professional degree in less time. Let us take the guesswork out of course requirements, volunteer service, test preparation and the application process so you can focus on what's most important: achieving your goals.
Accelerated Combined Degree Programs
Accelerated programs are Stevens degree programs paired with a medical or law school, and are intended for exceptionally qualified students. In medicine, the Accelerated Pre-Medicine program is paired with the medical program at the New Jersey Medical School at Rutgers University, the oldest medical school in New Jersey. The student applies to both Stevens and the Medical School. In law, the Accelerated Law program is paired with Seton Hall University School of Law.
To apply for an accelerated program, you submit a full application to Stevens as a high school senior, and indicate your interest in the accelerated degree program on your application. Your application will be reviewed by Stevens, as well as by the medical or law school. If you’re admitted to an accelerated program, you will take a predetermined set of courses at Stevens and then transfer to the professional school at the end of three years. Stevens confers the bachelor's degree after successful completion of your first year of medical or law school, and the M.D. or J.D. degree is awarded by the professional school when you complete their regular medical or law program.
Admission Requirements for Accelerated Programs
Accelerated Pre-Medicine Program:
The application deadline for the Accelerated Pre-Medicine Program is November 1. The Accelerated Pre-Medicine Program is a Regular Decision application. Students must apply Regular Decision but have an earlier deadline of November 1st to submit their application with all required materials.
Successfully complete the following high school course work:
Four years of English.
Four years of mathematics (one of algebra, one of geometry, one of pre-calculus, one of calculus).
Three years of science (one of biology, one of chemistry, one of physics).
AP Biology and AP Chemistry, if possible, are recommended.
Rank in the top 10% of your high school class.
Achieve a combined SAT score of 1400 (critical reading and math) or ACT composite of 32 in one sitting. Standardized tests must be completed prior to the November 1 application deadline and results must be submitted to Stevens via the testing agency to be considered in our review.
Submit your Stevens application essay on the subject of why you want to be a doctor.
Interview with Stevens. Following review of your application, Stevens will contact applicants to schedule an interview. Not all applicants are guaranteed an interview with Stevens.
Resume including outside experience such as shadowing, volunteering, or research in the medical field.
NJMS requires US citizenship or permanent residency for matriculation into its program. International students who are in the process of obtaining citizenship or permanent residency may be eligible for consideration.
Apply for admission to an academic program in the School of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences.
Achieve a combined SAT score of 1300 or a 29 composite on the ACT. Test scores must be submitted to Stevens via the testing agency to be considered in our review.
Rank in the top 10% of your high school class or earn a minimum high school GPA of 3.7/4.0.
For more information about admissions requirements, visit the Accelerated Pre-Law program page.