The mission of the McMurry University Pre-Professional Program is to provide the curricular advising and career guidance needed by our students as they prepare themselves for application to and successful completion of a professional school program.
Pre-professional programs are those which require additional specialized academic training unavailable in undergraduate programs at McMurry. For instance, McMurry does not offer law or medical degrees, but we provide the foundational course work and preparation for students who plan on applying to law schools and medical schools. There are no pre-professional majors. Students of any major may attend a professional school, provided they take the prescribed required courses beforehand, meet other admissions requirements, and are selected from the pool of qualified applicants in a competitive process.
All pre-professional programs at McMurry fall under the oversight of the Pre-Professional Council, which is composed of the pre-professional program advisors and select practitioners from the professional fields. Students are encouraged to contact the advisor for the program of interest early in their college career and remain in contact regularly thereafter to receive the advising necessary to prepare the student for professional school application.
Students of any major may apply for admission to the Pre-Professional (P2) Program. Continuance in the program is based on grades, motivation for the profession, character, and satisfactory progress in completing required pre-professional school course work. The P2 Program offers special activities, events, and opportunities designed to familiarize students with the expectations of professional programs, current trends in admissions, options within the profession, and exposure to the life of a practitioner. P2 Program students will receive personal annual diagnostic progress reports to help improve their competitiveness for professional school acceptance.
For more information on professional program preparation, please contact the advisor for the pre-professional program of interest.