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masters or post bac for a science major?

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

  1. kumngoe

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    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!

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    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.

    jb!:)
     
  4. zebrafish

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    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

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    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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