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Graduate Pre-Master’s Program (PMP): Health Sciences

The graduate programs of the College of Health Sciences prepare health care providers with specialized knowledge and skills for the roles of practitioner, leader and researcher.

Your direct pathway to UMass Lowell

Location

Duration

Two semesters

Semester start dates

Fall: September 2017

Spring: January 2018

Programs

  • Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Public Health
    • Dietetics
    • Epidemiology
    • Healthcare Management
    • Nutrition
    • Population Health

*This program is only offered during Fall and Spring intake

Health Sciences sample course list:

PMP academic requirements:

Undergraduate degree, 2.7+ GPA

Additional requirements:

Minimum B average in subjects relating to area of study

PMP language requirements:

IELTS 5.5 (no band lower than 5.0) / TOEFL iBT 70

ESL:

Academic English program available for students not meeting PMP language requirements

The following is a sample course listing, which may vary by degree program and student academic background. It is not intended for current student advising purposes.

PMP program components*
Semester 1 Credits

Navigating the Graduate Pathway

3

Academic Communications for Graduate Students

3

Graduate course in relevant department

3 (UML)

Graduate course in relevant department

3 (UML)

GRE Support Tutorial

Non-credit

Total credits

12

Semester 2 Credits

Advanced Communication for Graduate Students

3

Introduction to Graduate Research

3

Elective course in relevant department

3 (UML)

Elective course in relevant department

3 (UML)

GRE Support Tutorial

Non-credit

Total credits

12

Total PMP credits

24

Program information

Credit hours:

  • 12 credits transfer to MS degree
  • 24 credits remaining to complete degree

Progression requirements:

  • Cumulative 3.0 GPA; minimum B grade in all courses
  • GRE: Verbal 142+, Quantitative 152+
  • Successful completion of all conditions listed on University conditional acceptance letter
UMass Lowell Francis College of Health Sciences degree programs
  • MS, Clinical Lab Sciences
  • MS, Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • MPH, Public Health
  • MPH, Public Health - Dietetics
  • MPH, Public Health - Epidemiology
  • MPH, Public Health - Nutrition
  • MPH, Public Health - Population Health