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masters or post bac for a science major?

Discussion in 'Pre-Dental' started by kumngoe, Mar 26, 2007.

  1. kumngoe

    kumngoe 2+ Year Member

    Dec 8, 2006
    I'm a biology major right now, and trying to lay out backups. Is it better to do a 1 year non thesis masters or post bac? Normally, what's the minimum GPA for those programs?
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  3. jackbauer!

    jackbauer! Guest

    Jul 2, 2006
    West of MLK
    masters, hands down. it's a degree. a post-bacc is just upper level, bachelor-level, bio courses.

    min. gpa for most masters is a 3.0 in last 60 hrs of coursework.

  4. zebrafish

    zebrafish 2+ Year Member

    Mar 3, 2007
    I agree that a masters is a masters, but there are post bacs (VCU) that are composed of grad courses and can be applied to the masters program if you still do not gain admissions to D. school
  5. IcemanDDS

    IcemanDDS Dr of Dental Shadowing 10+ Year Member

    Jul 1, 2004
    Atlanta, GA
    Trust me, do the masters. I wasted so much time and money doing post bac, and I wish I had started the masters to begin with. As a backup plan, post bac does nothing for you in the job market, whereas a masters will.

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