Pre-Professional & Joint Degree

Pre-Professional & Joint Degree

All the benefits of an Adelphi education, with a direct path to a prestigious graduate program.

The Office of Pre-Professional Advising and Fellowships provides support and individual/group advising for current students and recent graduates who are seeking admission to professional school beyond Adelphi University in the areas of medicine, dentistry, optometry, physical therapy, and other health professions as well as law, environmental studies, and engineering.

The Director serves on the fellowships committee with other faculty members.

Students contemplating careers in healthcare and law professions can receive individualized guidance from pre-professional advisors, advising on application procedures and standardized tests, and access to catalogs and guidebooks. Early consultation is advised.

Your Personalized Path to a Prestigious Graduate Program

David Oroza, director of the Office of Pre-Professional Advising and Fellowships, explains how Adelphi University offers a direct path to a prestigious graduate program in healthcare, law and engineering at partner universities and enables you to accelerate your path to a rewarding professional career through joint degree programs in dentistry, medicine, optometry, podiatry, physical therapy, veterinary medicine or pharmaceutical sciences. You’ll also benefit from our personalized advisements. 

Interested in Advanced Healthcare, law, engineering advanced degree? Start here.

In a short video, David Oroza, director of the Office of Pre-Professional Advising and Fellowships, explains how Adelphi advisers can put you on the path toward an advanced graduate degree by helping you choose courses and internships, prep for professional school entrance exams, enhance your interview and writing skills, and position you for scholarships and prestigious fellowships. 

There are also Joint Degree/Early Assurance Programs that allow students to combine an undergraduate liberal arts and sciences education at Adelphi with specialized or advanced study at a partnering professional school.

Our dedicated and knowledgeable pre-professional advisors strive to help you:

  • gain a deeper appreciation of your professional interests
  • identify your strengths and talents
  • prepare for professional school entrance exams
  • develop your interview and writing skills
  • strengthen your problem-solving skills
  • become a candidate for fellowships and scholarships such as Fulbright and Rhodes.

Stay in the loop about exciting opportunities and valuable insights by joining our pre-professional mailing list.

Pre-Law Studies

Law schools want to see students who are able to express ideas with clarity and force. Students must obtain an undergraduate education that includes critical analysis, logical reasoning, and written and oral expression. Students must learn to read works of literature and exposition with comprehension and speed, and should continuously practice argument and debate. An understanding of human values and institutions is a lifetime goal, but the best opportunity to begin this quest is during one’s undergraduate years. Careful study within each of the great divisions of human knowledge—the humanities, the sciences, and the social sciences—is indispensable.

Pre-Health Studies

Admission to health professional schools requires excellent grades, good performance on standardized tests (which test reading, reasoning, mathematical skills and science knowledge), and documented interest in the profession, as evidenced by relevant volunteer work or employment and knowledge of the profession.

Joint Degree Programs

Adelphi’s joint degree programs offer highly motivated and goal-oriented students a direct path to professional careers in medicine, dentistry, engineering, environmental studies, optometry, podiatry and physical therapy.

Fulbright and Other Prestigious Fellowships

National and global fellowships and scholarships provide exceptional opportunities for dedicated scholars.  Adelphi offers personalized support for interested students  — helping you to apply for opportunities like the Fulbright Fellowship and other outstanding fellowships.
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