Accelerated Programs allow Pre: Dentistry, Pharmacy, Podiatry, and Physical Therapy students the option of earning both their Bachelor of Arts and Graduate degrees in a shorter period of time after successfully passing all courses in the first year of professional school.

Application Process

Interested candidates must submit an online application to Temple University as well as an application to the Accelerated Program available below. Applicants can apply before they enter Temple University. Students also have the option to apply any time during the first semester of their freshman year.

Accelerated applicants are given priority consideration for admission. Note however, this is not a guaranteed entry program to Temple's professional program. This means that you will need to earn the required grade point averages, have a competitive standardized test score, and build a well-rounded professional profile for exposure/service during college. Final acceptance to the professional program is determined by the admissions committee at the professional school.

Current high school students

Application now closed. Available January 2022.

Current Temple University First Year Students

Application Now Available.

Accelerated Program Selection Requirements

  • Four years of high school math and science
  • High School GPA of 3.8 or higher (no grade less than 80 or B)
  • Commitment to service / volunteer activities

*Transfer students are not-eligible for Accelerated Programs.

Dentistry

(3-year Bachelor’s + 4-year DMD)

To earn a Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) degree from the Kornberg School of Dentistry, Accelerated Program students must meet the following minimum requirements:

  • 90 course credits as detailed under the agreement
  • A cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.5
  • A science GPA of 3.5
  • DAT score as specified by TU-KSOD
  • Volunteer exposure to the health care profession

Pharmacy

(3-year Bachelor’s + 4-year PharmD)

To earn a Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) degree from Temple University School of Pharmacy, Accelerated Program students must meet the following minimum requirements:

  • 90 course credits as detailed under the agreement
  • A cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.0
  • An undergraduate science GPA of 3.0
  • PCAT score as specified by TUSOP
  • Volunteer exposure to the health care profession

Physical Therapy

(3-year Bachelor’s + 3-year DPT)

To earn a Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) degree from the Department of Physical Therapy, Accelerated Program students must meet the following minimum requirements:

  • 90 course credits as detailed under the agreement
  • A cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.5
  • An undergraduate science GPA of 3.4
  • GRE scores as specified by the DPT program
  • Volunteer exposure to the health care profession

Podiatry

(3-year Bachelor’s + 4-year DPM)

To earn a Doctor of Podiatric Medicine (DPM) Degree from Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine, Accelerated Program students must meet the following minimum requirements:

  • 90 course credits as detailed under the agreement
  • A cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.2
  • An undergraduate science GPA of 3.0
  • MCAT score as specified by TUSOPM
  • Volunteer exposure to the health care profession