Well the long and short of it is that I am making hardly any money with my undergraduate degree in Biology. I have to work multiple part time jobs just to scrape together maybe 30,000, and it is making me miserable. I'm working way more than forty hours a week and making similar money to my 19 year old brother. At the same time, my GPA is trash, a 3.08, and after looking at how AADSAS calculated my science GPA, it is also a 3.08 (somehow this is different from the way UIC calculated it). So I'm sitting on a 3.08GPA, 20AA, 20TS. I was told by UIC admissions this makes me a "weak candidate", but not a "very weak candidate". Very reassuring words right there! So, while my dental application is going out this year again for round 2, I don't want to sit around and wait in poverty anymore just to be rejected. I planned on working towards a Master's degree, but if I'm going to go another 25k or more in the hole, I want it to be for a Master's that I can actually get a real job with in case I never do make it into Dental school. I see all these programs to be a PT, PA, MOT, etc. at Midwestern here in Downer's Grove, IL, but they have a Biomed program supposedly geared towards getting you INTO a professional program (dental, med school, etc.) My only problem with this program is that if I get through and don't get into dental school, it's probably about as useful of a degree as my B.S. in Bio. Does anyone have any opinions on a master's program? I'm curious what others have done. I don't want to be one of these people where I fail to become a dentist so I just go into any other health profession, but it seems that a masters will only increase my chance of dental school acceptance if it is a program steeped in the sciences.