Through Dickinson’s pre-health program, students interested in careers in health care are advised and mentored in preparation for the next step. Students recommended by the pre-health committee have had great success - as demonstrated by a medical-school acceptance rate of 88 percent. These agreements with the following outstanding graduate programs further support our students’ success in pursuing advanced study.

Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing

4/17 month Accelerated Second-Degree Baccalaureate Options

Dickinson graduates with at least a 3.20 GPA and grades of at least B in the required prerequisite coursework may enter the 17-month nursing program at Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing.

Students successfully completing this program will be awarded a bachelor of science degree with a major in nursing (B.S.) from Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing.

B.S./MSN, B.S./MSN/MPH, B.S./MSN/MBA, B.S./MSN/Ph.D., or B.S./Ph.D.

The B.S./MSN, B.S./MSN/Ph.D., or B.S./Ph.D. options for students holding a baccalaureate degree in any discipline from Dickinson College and the required prerequisite coursework combines the 4/17 option with the added benefit of gaining admission into the Master of Science degree with a major in nursing (MSN) and/or the Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing (MSN/Ph.D. or Ph.D.). The length of time needed to complete these programs will be dependent upon the baccalaureate and master’s option selected.

For more information on these programs, please contact the pre-health advisor in our Career Center.

Jefferson School of Population Health, Jefferson Medical College

Dickinson students with a 3.3 GPA or higher receive preferential admission to the Jefferson School of Population Health.

For more information on this program, please contact the health studies certificate coordinator.

Additional opportunities for students as a result of articulation agreement with Jefferson:

  • Paid summer internships at Thomas Jefferson
  • Dickinson students attend TJU career day events on the TJU campus.


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