The Post Baccalaureate Pre-Health (PBPH) is geared toward students interested in applying to graduate or professional preparation in the Health Sciences, particularly in the fields of Medicine (M.D., D.O., D.V.M.), Dentistry, Physical Therapy, and Optometry.
The Post-Baccalaureate Pre-Health Professions (PBPH) at Manhattanville College is designed for two types of students:
Students who have earned a bachelor's degree with a major and/or minor outside of the sciences and are now seeking to complete the necessary pre-requisite core courses required of most graduate preparation in the Health Sciences; and
Students who have earned a bachelor's degree with a major or minor in the sciences and are currently seeking academic enhancement of existing science courses by repeating course work already taken and/or enrolling in upper-level science courses.
Please note, International Students are currently not eligible for admission to Manhattanville's PBPH.
To discuss the PBPH, receive information regarding tuition and payment plan options, and/or to set up an appointment for advisement/registration, please contact us firstname.lastname@example.org
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Two semesters of English (one course in English Literature and one course in English Composition; 3-4 credits) are also required.
** While not all professional schools require Calculus I, it is strongly recommended to prepare students for entrance into professional schools and is required to be eligible for Manhattanville's PHPAC Committee Letter of Recommendation.
To view course descriptions of the various courses required, click on the link. You can also visit the Manhattanville College Course Catalog. Additional coursework in the sciences is strongly recommended, and includes the following: Anatomy & Physiology, Biochemistry, Immunology, Microbiology, Molecular Cell Biology, Developmental Biology, and DNA Technology.
Students may use courses and credits earned from previous institutions to fulfill the requirements. However, students are required to take at least six (6) courses in residence at Manhattanville in order to be eligible to request a Pre-Health Professions Advisory Committee composite letter of recommendation.
Submission of official transcripts from all undergraduate institutions attended.
For fall enrollment, please postmark no later than July 1st, 2018.
For summer 2018 enrollment, please postmark no later than April 1st, 2018 (2018 applications will open September 2018).
International Students are not eligible to enroll in the PBPH.
Click here to Apply Please note: PBPH students attend on a part-time basis and may take up to 11.5 credits per semester.
When researching loan options and eligibility requirements, keep in mind that all PBPH students have part-time, non-matriculated status they are only eligible for private loans, not federal loans. A payment plan is available and can assist with costs.
A payment plan is available and can assist with costs. Please contact the Office of Student Accounts at 914-323-5266 for information on details and sign-up for the payment plan.
Post Baccalaureate Pre-Health (PBPH) Frequently Asked Questions
Q. Who are the Manhattanville PBPH students? A. Manhattanville PBPH students are college graduates who want to apply to medical, school, dental school, or other health professional schools and need to fulfill prerequisites or enhance their credentials before applying.
Q. What are the admissions deadlines? A. Manhattanville accepts PBPH students in the Summer and Fall. Spring admissions is by exception. B. The application deadline for fall is July 1. C. The application deadline for summer is April 1 (Please note summer has two five-week accerlerated terms - Summer I and Summer II) (Please note summer has two accelerated terms)
Q.What are the admissions requirements? A. Admissions requirements include official copies of all undergraduate transcripts, a personal essay, a resume, application fee and two letters of recommendation.
Q. What is the minimum GPA requirement for acceptance as a PBPH student? A. We require a minimum overall 2.5 GPA, but prefer students with a 3.0 and above.
Q. Does Manhattanville offer a Committee Letter of Recommendation? A. Yes. Applications for our Pre-Health Professions Advisory Committee (PHPAC) Recommendation Letter involve a two-step process. The ‘Intent to Apply’ form is due in April of your application year and, if your eligibility is confirmed, you will be invited to submit a ‘Letter Request’ by the following June or August. All applicants must meet certain requirements to be eligible for the Committee Letter, including maintaining a 3.33 GPA and having taken at least six courses here at Mville. Your level of recommendation (Highly Recommended, Recommended, Recommended with Reservation, or Not Recommended) will be determined during the Committee’s review process. Full-time faculty members serve on the PHPAC on a rotating basis. A list of current members may be found at https://www.mville.edu/programs/pre-health.
Q. Is there Financial Aid available as a Post Baccalaureate Pre-Health student?
A. No. PBPH students are non-matriculated (part-time) students, so they are only eligible for private loans, not federal loans. A payment plan is available and can assist with costs.
Q.How does the payment plan work? The College offers a monthly payment plan, accessible through Touchnet. It enables students or their families to pay monthly installments on their account toward tuition, fees, and housing. Many students and families find monthly installments more manageable than a single payment each semester.
The payment plan is not a loan. Therefore, there are no credit checks. Low cost, no approval, no interest, just a $50.00 enrollment fee per semester. The plan is available for each semester — fall and spring, for six, five or four monthly installments.
Either the student or the authorized user can enroll in the monthly payment plan. The student should login using the username and password. Authorized users must be given access by the student.
Q. Is housing available?
A. Manhattanville has a limited number of on-campus housing for PBPH students. Many PBPH students are housed in the same residence on a first-come, first serve basis. Please contact Residence Life for availability, cost and other details. The office is located in Founder's G-5. And they can be reached at 914.323.5217.
Q. How long will it take to complete the Post Baccalaureate Pre-Health coursework? Can I qualify for letters of recommendation? A. We recommend that you enroll for one full year (includes summer). To qualify for a Committee letter as a post-baccalaureate pre-health student, you must complete at least six (pre-health or upper-level Science) courses at Manhattanville College; maintain a GPA of 3.33 or higher while at Manhattanville; earn a competitive score on the MCAT, DAT, or other relevant exam; and present to the Pre-Health Professions Advisory Committee a clear and thoughtful rationale for your decision to pursue your chosen health profession. Additional details about the Committee Letter may be found above. Q.When do classes meet? Are they separate for PBPH students or are you in class with undergrads? A. Most of our PBPH classes are taken with undergraduates on a traditional daytime undergraduate schedule.
Q. How do I search for the classes you offer? A. Courses can be viewed in WebAdvisor, the online resource for Manhattanville students, staff, alumni, and extended community to access the College’s course information. As a guest please follow the following link and click on the blue “Prospective Students” tab on the home page. https://webadvisor.mville.edu/WebAdvisor/WebAdvisor?
Click on "Search for Sections" link and then choose the following three fields to search: Term: "2018 Fall Term” (for example at the top of the page) from the drop-down list, the Subjects you are interested in studying, and Academic Level: “Undergraduate” (at the bottom of the page) and click SUBMIT.
Q. What is the acceptance rate for entering Manhattanville as a Post Baccalaureate Pre-Health student? A. The acceptance rate varies but this past year, 2018-19, it was approximately 50%. We try to keep the classes and learning environment small by design for student success. Once accepted, PBPH students are asked to fill out and return an enrollment confirmation form as early as possible otherwise we cannot guarantee seats will be available for the desired classes.
Q. What schools have PBPH alumni been accepted to? A. Our PBPH alumni have been accepted to a variety of medical, dental, physical therapy, and other professional schools both within and outside of the US. Please visit http://www.mville.edu/programs/pre-health to see a sample list of schools.
Q.How many credits can I take each semester? A. We limit the number of credits a PBPH student can take to 11.5. This is to ensure that you will be able to focus on your registered courses.
Q. Can I speak with current and past PBPH students? A. We encourage you to come to our next open house event to meet PBPH students and faculty. Due to FERPA laws we are unable to give out any student information. Open House events typically take place in January, March, June, August and October. Please see our website for details on the next event.
Q. Does the Post Baccalaureate Pre-Health offer MCAT prep in the curriculum? A. The content presented in our pre-med courses are aligned with the topics that appear on the MCAT. We do not currently offer a formal MCAT preparation course but we have invited external test preparations companies to provide information and sample classes and provide student discounts. We are willing to bring in an outside test prep company if there is enough interest.