Postbaccalaureate Programs

Post-baccalaureate programs are designed for college graduates to do coursework after their bachelor’s degree is completed in order to prepare to apply to medical school or other health professions graduate school. But different programs serve different populations of students.

Postbac programs that allow college graduates to complete premed requirements exist throughout the country. There is no set timeline for admissions to health professions school and "non-traditional" applicants are becoming more common. You can discuss your options with the pre-health advisor.

Tufts offers two different postbaccalaureate premed programs:

Postbaccalaureate Premed Program

This program is for college graduates who have not taken the premed requirements. It is based in the office of Undergraduate Education on the Medford campus. Students take undergraduate premed lab science courses alongside Tufts undergraduates.

Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences Degree Program

This program is for college graduates who need to strengthen an existing science record. It is offered at the School of Medicine on the Boston Health Sciences Campus. Students take first-year medical courses as well as some unique graduate-level science courses.