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Post-Bacc AND Masters All in One? Do they exist?

rcollinb

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I will be attending a one year masters program in the fall that will award an M.S. in Medical Genetics & Genomics. It is an SMP program that I thought up until now was exclusively a masters program. However, in the description it mentions how it is a post-bacc as well. I emailed an adcom, and she said that it depends on the school how they interpret GPA (continuation of bachelor, or stand-alone masters GPA).

My question is, are there such a thing as a post-bacc mixed with a masters? What will the dental schools do with my GPA?
 

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I'd imagine that if you are matriculated into the masters program, then as far as the AADSAS is concerned, your grades there are part of your graduate GPA. Dental schools will use the GPAs calculated by the AADSAS.

Edit: Per the AADSAS.

  • Post-Baccalaureate: Applies to undergraduate level courses taken after your first bachelor's degree is earned. If you earned a second bachelor's degree, that is considered post-baccalaureate.
  • Graduate: Applies to master's degree- and doctorate degree-level work only, regardless of whether the degree was earned. Work such as that taken in pursuit of a Ph.D, MD, PharmD, JD, JurisD, LL.D, DC., etc. are considered doctorate degree-level.

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rcollinb

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I'd imagine that if you are matriculated into the masters program, then as far as the AADSAS is concerned, your grades there are part of your graduate GPA. Dental schools will use the GPAs calculated by the AADSAS.

Edit: Per the AADSAS.

  • Post-Baccalaureate: Applies to undergraduate level courses taken after your first bachelor's degree is earned. If you earned a second bachelor's degree, that is considered post-baccalaureate.
  • Graduate: Applies to master's degree- and doctorate degree-level work only, regardless of whether the degree was earned. Work such as that taken in pursuit of a Ph.D, MD, PharmD, JD, JurisD, LL.D, DC., etc. are considered doctorate degree-level.

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Thank you for your response. It was helpful.
 

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I will be attending a one year masters program in the fall that will award an M.S. in Medical Genetics & Genomics. It is an SMP program that I thought up until now was exclusively a masters program. However, in the description it mentions how it is a post-bacc as well. I emailed an adcom, and she said that it depends on the school how they interpret GPA (continuation of bachelor, or stand-alone masters GPA).

My question is, are there such a thing as a post-bacc mixed with a masters? What will the dental schools do with my GPA?
In my experience, I did a post bacc that offered you the transition to a MS the second year. So I have a post bacc and a MS degree. The post bacc counted separately than that of my undergrad numbers on AADSAS because it was a graduate level post bacc, they then combined the the grades from both as my Graduate GPA and left the undergraduate numbers alone.
 

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In my experience, I did a post bacc that offered you the transition to a MS the second year. So I have a post bacc and a MS degree. The post bacc counted separately than that of my undergrad numbers on AADSAS because it was a graduate level post bacc, they then combined the the grades from both as my Graduate GPA and left the undergraduate numbers alone.
Where is that postbacc and the master program located? Name? Thanks!
 

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Not that it will move the needle, but let’s not confuse a “certicate” program with a master program.
The program has a second year option to receive both a certificate and a Masters of Science. So you do the one year and receive the certificate, the program helps facilitate your placement then into a department within the School of Medicine and once you complete the requirements there (typically within the next calendar year) the SOM awards the students with a Masters of Science in whatever department they pursued it. Searching this program just simplifies it.

Not confused, just helping to simplify the internet search. I did the program so I have both, I’m not confused but thank you.
 
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