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Health Science Intensive, Pre-Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
University rank #25 (QS) Baltimore, MD, United States
In the Johns Hopkins University Post-Baccalaureate Health Science Intensive Program, we’ve redesigned premedical education to empower students like you to enhance your unique qualities.
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In one-year as a full-time student, you will be immersed in an innovative curriculum specifically created to help students like you who want to build a more competitive medical school application.

While concurrently earning a Master of Science in Biotechnology degree from Johns Hopkins University, our curriculum combines the opportunity to bolster your academic record through traditional advanced science academic coursework along with courses specifically designed to arm you with the interpersonal skill set necessary to apply that knowledge in a way that is both sensitive and effective.

Benefits of the Post-Baccalaureate Health Science Intensive Program

  • Attend a premier research university known for its excellence in the sciences
  • Choose from high quality courses on a number of unique and interesting scientific topics that will strengthen and broaden your scientific knowledge
  • Along with science courses, complete three non-science courses that focus on skill building in areas of interest to medical schools: communication, leadership-teamwork, and understanding the social and psychological determinants of health
  • Through individual advising, we can help you identify your weak points and troubleshoot how these can be addressed effectively
  • Receive guidance on selecting and locating volunteer and research opportunities that allow you to meet your own medical and professional goals
  • Through group seminars and one-to-one advising, you will gain a thorough understanding of the medical school application philosophy and strategy, and how to best highlight your strengths
  • You will have assistance throughout the medical school application process. Target school section, application review, personal statement review, secondary essay advice, and mock interviews will help you present your best, most authentic application
  • At the culmination of the program, you can request a committee letter of recommendation to support your application
  • MCAT preparation course

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Credits
    30 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular Biology
  • Advanced Cellular Biology 
  • Communication for Health Care Professionals

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

Admission requirements:

  • Statement of Purpose
  • Writing Sample
  • Personal Statement
  • CV
  • Academic record
  • Unofficial transcripts from all previous college and university study
  • At least two letters of recommendation

Tuition Fee

  • International

    14280 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14278 USD for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    14280 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14278 USD for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for Baltimore

  • 1240 - 2100 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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