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 undergraduate 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.

Temple University Undergraduate Admission

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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
  • Acceptance to Temple University
  • Completed Accelerated Application

* Transfer students are not-eligible for Accelerated Programs.
* Letters of Recommendation are not required for the Accelerated Program

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:

  • Declare a major in Biology or Chemistry 
  • Complete one year of English, one year of biology, one year of organic chemistry, one year of inorganic chemistry by the end of the sophomore year and one year of physics (all with associated labs as required) by the end of the junior year.
  • Complete 90 course credits as detailed under the agreement.
  • Earn a undergraduate cumulative and science GPA as specified by TU-KSOD.
  • Achieve DAT score as specified by TU-KSOD
  • Demonstrate a commitment to the profession through exposure.

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:

  • Declare a major in Biology or Chemistry
  • 90 course credits as detailed under the agreement
  • A cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.0
  • An undergraduate science GPA of 3.0
  • 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:

  • Declare a major in Biology or Health Professions
  • 90 course credits as detailed under the agreement
  • A cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.5
  • An undergraduate science GPA of 3.4
  • 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