Alcorn State University (ASU) and the Office of Pre-Professional and Pre-Graduate School Programs (OPPP) are committed to academic excellence and the holistic development of students who are going on to graduate and/or professional schools. The University’s pre-professional and pre-graduate school programs provide a road map for students’ next steps beyond their undergraduate experience. The primary goal of the programs is to increase the number of students applying, entering, and graduating from professional and graduate schools. The pre-professional and pre-graduate school programs are highly intensive and focus on placing students in schools of medicine, pharmacy, dentistry, law, and veterinary medicine, and in graduate schools with PhD programs in the biological, chemical, physical, and biomedical sciences.
Admission to the pre-professional and pre-graduate school programs is selective, and academic requirements are rigorous, demanding a high level of dedication and commitment from students. However, the university provides a strong program of support to help assure the success of each student willing to dedicate himself or herself to the pre-professional and pre-graduate school programs. The pre-professional and pre-graduate school programs offer promising students a series of value added activities to enhance the students’ competitiveness in the professional and graduate schools evaluation/admission process.