I in the middle of my master's degree. Went into it because I didnt want to do post-bac work alone and might not have anything to show for it. My friend told me it was a detriment. I should have just done post-bac. He got a master's before going to med school. That's what he learned at least. Another friend of mine did post-bac before he went to the same med school. Neither one made it the first time around. They both had to reapply. So it seems 50/50 to me. But I am not interested in MD, I'm interested in DDS. So is it detrimental to be in a master's versus post-bac program? My school doesnt have a post-bac program. You just take classes on your own. It seemed like such a waste to me just in case it takes more than 1 try. If nothing else, you have another degree by the time you got in.