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  • Tuition Fee:
  • Local: $ 275 / Module
  • Foreign: $ 728 / Module
  • Languages of instruction:
  • English
  • StudyQA ranking:
  • 297pts.


    Completing pre-health prerequisites prepares students to apply to health professional schools. It does not result in the completion of a degree, with the exception of clinical lab science.

    Your studies at Kansas State University will begin with core courses in math, science, social sciences, communications and humanities. You will need to maintain a 3.0 GPA to remain in the pre-health curriculum. Some programs require you to complete a bachelor’s degree, while others require only the completion of certain prerequisites.

    For the following programs, you must complete a bachelor’s degree before you enter a health professional school. You are not required to choose a specific major as long as you complete all of the prerequisite classes for your particular pre-health area.

    • Pre-dentistry
    • Premedicine
    • Pre-optometry
    • Pre-physical therapy
    • Pre-physician assistant

    For the following programs, you are not required to complete a degree at K-State to apply to professional school. You can stay and finish a degree, but you are eligible to apply for professional school as you complete prerequisites, which usually takes two or three years.

    • Pre-chiropractic medicine
    • Clinical laboratory science (medical technology)
    • Pre-health information management
    • Pre-nursing
    • Pre-occupational therapy
    • Pre-pharmacy
    • Pre-respiratory care
    • Pre-veterinary medicine (a degree in veterinary medicine also can be attained at K-State)

    The pre-health professions advising office is dedicated to helping you achieve your health career goals. We have a team of experienced, full-time advisors, allowing for greater expertise and one-on-one guidance. Every pre-health student is assigned an advisor who will help you understand what you need to do to become a competitive applicant to health professional schools. Students who declare a major in addition to a pre-health designation will be assigned an advisor in each area.

    Detailed Course Facts

    Application deadline May (for Fall intake), October (for Spring intake) Tuition fee
    • USD 275 Module (National)
    • USD 728 Module (International)

    *Tuition fee per credit hour

    Start date January,August 2015 Languages Take an IELTS test
    • English
    Delivery mode On Campus Educational variant Full-time

    Course Content

    Suggested course work

    Expand your knowledge base in human and animal health with courses such as Human Body, Medical Ethics, History of Death and Dying, Drama Therapy, Biochemistry, Cancer Therapy, Medical Terminology, Introduction to Public Health, Administration of Health Care Organizations, Introduction to Gerontology, Human Nutrition and more.

    Foreign language skills also are highly recommended, especially Spanish. Students are encourage to take advantage of study abroad and service learning opportunities.

    USA requirements for international students

    Each university in the Unites States of America sets its own admission standards so there isn't the same criteria for all the students and the university can decide which applicants meet those standards. The fee for each application is between $35 to $100. 

    After the selections of the universities you want to attend, the best of all would be to contact each university for an application form and more admission information for the international students. Moreover, for a graduate or postgraduate program it's necessary to verify the admission requirements. Some programs require that you send your application directly to their department. 

    Admissions decisions are based on students's academic record and different test scores, such as TOEFL, the SAT or ACT (for undergraduate programs) and GRE or GMAT (for graduate programs). Admission decision is based on your academic results and motivation.

    University requirements

    Program requirements

    English Language Requirements

    IELTS band : 6.5 TOEFL iBT® test : 79

    To study at this university, you have to speak English. We advice you to

    take an IELTS test. More About IELTS


    As careers in health professions continue to be plentiful, applicants to the health professional schools become more numerous and requirements for admission become more competitive. One of the universal requirements is a high grade point average (GPA). Therefore, after completing 24 or more semester hours at K-State, students with a K-State GPA below 3.0 will have their pre-health designation removed from their academic plan.
    To remain in a pre-health designation a student must continue to take the prerequisite coursework appropriate to that curriculum and maintain a 3.0 K-State GPA. To be competitive, at the point of application to professional schools students must have earned a GPA above a 3.0.
    Academic prerequisites for successful application to health professions schools and programs are different for each profession and vary from program to program within individual professions. Some require completion of a bachelor’s degree before matriculation while others require only the completion of specific coursework. No specific degree is required.

    Work Experience

    No work experience is required.

    Related Scholarships*

    • Academic Excellence Scholarship

      "The Academic Excellence Scholarship can provide up to a 50 % reduction in tuition per semester. These scholarships will be renewed if the student maintains superior academic performance during each semester of their 3-year Bachelor programme. The scholarship will be directly applied to the student’s tuition fees."

    • Alumni Study Travel Fund

      Scholarships for students who are already attending the University of Reading.

    • Amsterdam Merit Scholarships

      The University of Amsterdam aims to attract the world’s brightest students to its international classrooms. Outstanding students from outside the European Economic Area can apply for an Amsterdam Merit Scholarship.

    * The scholarships shown on this page are suggestions first and foremost. They could be offered by other organisations than Kansas State University.

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