UConn Special Programs
Eager to kickstart your career as a doctor, dentist or lawyer? UConn’s competitive special pre-professional programs in Medicine, Dental Medicine and Law provide extra guidance, support and mentorship on your path to becoming a medical or legal professional.
What is a special program at UConn?
UConn’s special pre-professional programs are intended for high-achieving undergraduate students seeking a career in medicine, dentistry or law.
UConn has three special programs:
- Special Program in Medicine
- Special Program in Dental Medicine
- Special Program in Law
Taken alongside any of UConn’s undergraduate majors, once completed, students have the option to enroll in one of UConn’s affiliated graduate schools.
When you join a special program at UConn, you’ll enjoy one-on-one support to prepare you for the challenges of a graduate school program and career in medicine, dentistry or law. Opportunities include unique programming events, taking courses with graduate school professors, and mentorship from practicing doctors or lawyers.
Why apply for a special pre-professional program at UConn?
in medicine, dentistry and law
4 years of undergraduate preparation
followed by optional enrolment in one of UConn’s affiliated graduate schools
Enjoy 1-on-1 support
helping you prepare for the challenges of graduate school
No extra fees
for students successfully admitted to a special program
Pursue any undergraduate degree program
while completing your special pre-professional program
- A separate application is required for these highly competitive special programs.
- To be considered, applicants must meet a higher GPA requirement and apply by November 15.
- Once admitted, no extra tuition fees are charged.
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Pre-professional special program options at UConn
There are three different pre-professional special programs at UConn, each of which requires a separate application. See which option may be the best fit for you below.
Special Program in Medicine
For qualified undergraduate students who want to start building valuable experiences on their path to medical school and becoming a medical doctor. Students earn a bachelor’s degree and a Doctor of Medicine (DM), with four years of undergraduate education and four years of medical education.
Special Program in Dental Medicine
For qualified undergraduate students who wish to gain skills, mentorship and experience before applying to dental school. Students earn a bachelor’s degree and a Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD), with four years of undergraduate education and four years of medical education.
Special Program in Law
For qualified undergraduate students who hope to build a strong foundation for law school and a career as a lawyer. Students earn a bachelor’s degree and a Juris Doctor (JD), with four years of undergraduate education and three years of law education.
Not sure which option is right for you?
What you should know about costs and qualifications
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