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As someone who has a noncompetitive GPA, I am considering pursuing a Master's in Biomedical Sciences to show programs that my study habits and academic performance has most certainly improved. 

-Does anyone know if grades received in a master's program help boost the overall GPA?

- Would the science courses taken at a grad level count for PA school pre-reqs?

-Any tips/advice from those that have taken this route?

 

I appreciate you taking the time to help 🙂

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@Jaykayleen there are a bunch of programs in each state, personally i'm applying to the UNTHSC M.S in Medical Sciences program, among others in TX. Usually these programs are created for students with non-competitive GPA's and need help boosting their grades before going to professional school. 

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