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MEDPREP | Medical/Dental Education Preparatory Program

Graduate Programs

Students who are accepted to MEDPREP have the opportunity to complete a Master's in Public Health or a Master's in Biological Science during their two-year participation in MEDPREP. For more information about these programs and the application process, see the information below. To inquire if either of these programs would meet your needs, please email the MEDPREP Chief Academic Advisor, Kathleen Jones, or call her at 618-453-1474.

Master's of Public Health (MPH)

These are the requirements for entering the Master's of Public Health (MPH) program:

Application information: http://ehs.siu.edu/her/graduate/mph/mph_application.php

Application for SIU graduate school:http://gradschool.siu.edu/applygrad

*Note: MPH students are not eligible for one of the MEDPREP undergraduate tuition waivers.
*Note: To get a MEDPREP scholarship you must carry a minimum of 12 graded hours, either undergraduate or graduate.
*Note: During your first year you need to discuss practicum options with Dr. Kathleen Welshimer and have all paperwork into the department by Thanksgiving of your second year.

Master’s of Biological Sciences with MEDPREP Concentration (MBS)

These are the requirements for entering the Master’s of Biological Sciences with MEDPREP Concentration program:

Application for SIU graduate school: http://gradschool.siu.edu/applygrad

*Note: Master’s of Biological Science students are not eligible for one of the MEDPREP undergraduate tuition waivers.
*Note: To get a MEDPREP scholarship you must carry a minimum of 12 graded hours, either undergraduate or graduate.

The MEDPREP mission is to increase the numbers of underrepresented minority and disadvantaged students from southern and central
Illinois who will enter and graduate from health professions schools and who will serve in U.S. health professions shortage areas.