Post-Baccalaureate Program Overview

Rider University offers students with baccalaureate degrees the opportunity to take the undergraduate science course prerequisites for medical, dental, veterinary or graduate school.

Although not a masters degree program, post baccalaureate students receive advising and academic support from Rider's Premedical Studies Committee. Additionally, students take advantage of the Continuing Education part-time rate regardless of the number of credits taken per semester. Financial aid may be available.

To be eligible for status as a post-baccalaureate Premedical student: 1) you must have a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university, and 2) you must have a 3.25 cumulative GPA in all completed undergraduate work. 

Undergraduate students may also engage in premedical, predental and preveterinary studies. Learn more about the undergraduate option.

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Program Requirements

Rider’s premedical program curriculum is highly individualized. Students work closely with the PreHealth advisor to meet their educational goals. In addition to basic core prerequisites, the program offers the opportunity to take courses in advanced biology, biochemistry, chemistry, and behavioral neurosciences to enhance students' academic profiles and to help them prepare to succeed in rigorous professional or graduate school curricula.

Admissions Checklist

  • Complete the Eligibility Evaluation Request. Requests will be reviewed by the Post-Baccalaureate committee and results confirmed by Rider University staff.
  • Submit the request to the Office of Admission along with a current resume and a statement explaining why you wish to pursue a medical/dental/veterinary degree at this point in your life
  • Have official transcripts from all higher education institutions attended sent to the Office of Admission
  • Email materials to: [email protected]

Once you are accepted into the program, complete and submit the Continuing Education application form ($50 non-refundable fee).

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

For More Information:

Jonathan Karp, Ph.D.


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jkarp [at]


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