Pre-Health Professions Advising

Pre-Health Professions Advising provides guidance to those students with an interest in pursuing a career as an allopathic (MD) or osteopathic (DO) physician, dentist, optometrist, podiatrist, chiropractor or veterinarian. Examples of allied health careers include nurse, nurse practitioner, physician assistant, physical therapist, nuclear medicine technologist, pharmacist, pharmaceutical scientist, exercise physiologist, public health specialist and biotechnologist.


Meet Robert, a Religious Studies major intending to go to health professions school.

Hear how Stonehill is helping him attain his dream of helping others.

Students pursuing a career in health or allied health usually major in one of the sciences (biochemistry, biology, chemistry or neuroscience). However, a major in a nonscience discipline is certainly a viable option. 

While a student’s success ultimately comes down to his or her commitment, perseverance, drive and academic ability, Stonehill offers a challenging curriculum and quality practical experiences as well as experienced, talented and accessible faculty and advisors dedicated to helping students achieve their goals.

Learn more about the resources Stonehill provides for students intending to apply to health professions schools.

“Pre-Health Professions Advising made me a stronger dental school applicant. I’m especially grateful for the guidance I got when it came to picking the right classes. It definitely prepared me to take on – and succeed in – the challenges dental school is throwing at me.”
Johnny Joseph ’14, University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine, DMD Candidate, Class of 2018

Professional School Partnerships

Stonehill College has developed agreements with colleges and universities that enable our students to augment the degree they earn at Stonehill with graduate degrees that further enhance their opportunities. Partnerships of benefit to pre-health professions students include:




Affiliated Allied Health Agreements

Direct-Entry Nurse Practitioner/MSN

Simmons College in Boston has an articulation agreement with Stonehill College for qualified students to become nurse practitioners (master of science nursing degree).

Nuclear Medicine Technology

Stonehill College Biology, Biochemistry and Interdisciplinary Sciences-Health Science programs meet the requirements necessary for this post-graduate career in Nuclear Medicine Technology at Regis College.


Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Worcester, has a 16-month accelerated post-baccalaureate Nursing program for Stonehill College applicants who have met all pre-professional course requirements and wish to become registered nurses.


Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Worcester, has established a set of criteria that will enable qualified Stonehill College students to enter into their Doctor of Pharmacy accelerated (PharmD) Program.

Speech-Language Pathology

Stonehill College and Northeastern University have arranged for the preferred admission of qualified Stonehill students each year to the Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology Program at Northeastern.

Campus Resources

The Shields Science Center

This $34 million, 89,000-squarefoot science center is home to the biochemistry, biology, chemistry, environmental sciences & studies, neuroscience, physics and psychology majors. It has 31 classrooms and state-of-the-art labs, as well as a rooftop garden that improves the building’s energy efficiency.

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