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Master’s No Longer A Viable Option?

rainbowconnection

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I’m sitting at a year post-undergrad after getting a 3.43cGPA/3.07sGPA in my B.S. in bio (biochem for first 3yrs then ended with zoology). Trend is actually horizontal-ish - a dip to 3.2ish in junior year due to an abdominal surgery. Senior year was a 3.64.

My sGPA is clearly pretty bad, but my pre-reqs are primarily As/Bs minus a C in calc and a C in physics. From a GPA repair perspective: it seems like a master’s in bio is no longer helpful? My UG institute is the only 4-year in my area, and I’ve taken all of the relevant upper science classes they offer. With a fair amount of debt from UG, it feels like my options are to pay thousands to take 200 or 300 level courses at my UG institute, or pay less to take similar less-challenging courses from the CC? Is a M.S. in bio a viable third option in my case? If no, where do I go from here in terms of GPA repair?
 
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Isoval

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SMPs are viable for reinvention. These are masters programs, typically a year in length, offered by or associated with medical schools. Students will usually take similar classes to the medical students at that school.

Normal master's degrees are not viable for invention and help you only marginally.
 
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I’m sitting at a year post-undergrad after getting a 3.43cGPA/3.07sGPA in my B.S. in bio (biochem for first 3yrs then ended with zoology). Trend is actually horizontal-ish - a dip to 3.2ish in junior year due to an abdominal surgery. Senior year was a 3.64.

My sGPA is clearly pretty bad, but my pre-reqs are primarily As/Bs minus a C in calc and a C in physics. From a GPA repair perspective: it seems like a master’s in bio is no longer helpful? My UG institute is the only 4-year in my area, and I’ve taken all of the relevant upper science classes they offer. With a fair amount of debt from UG, it feels like my options are to pay thousands to take 200 or 300 level courses at my UG institute, or pay less to take similar less-challenging courses from the CC? Is a M.S. in bio a viable third option in my case? If no, where do I go from here in terms of GPA repair?
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