Program Prerequisites

Program Prerequisites

(to be completed prior to matriculation)

1. Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution

2. Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher

3. Required coursework taken in the last seven years with a C or better from an accredited school:

  • Biology – 6 semester hours, no labs required (Anatomy and Physiology I and II are strongly recommended)
  • Chemistry with labs – 6 semester hours.  At least 3 hours must be in Biochemistry with a lab & an additional 3 hours may be in General Chemistry with a lab (taking 6 credits of Biochemistry with labs is strongly recommended)
  • Organic Chemistry – 6 semester hours, no labs required.  Three hours may be in Biochemistry but this cannot be the same Biochemistry class used for the above Chemistry requirement
  • Physics – 3 semester hours, no lab required
  • Communication/Language Skills – 6 semester hours and must include a composition/essay class.  AP credit may be used
  • Psychology – 3 semester hours.  AP credit may be used
  • Social Sciences or Humanities Electives – 6 semester hours

Please Note: We do not advise students take online classes.  No more than two online classes will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis for prerequisite completion.

In addition, Recommended Coursework includes:

  • Microbiology with lab
  • Botany with lab
  • Genetics with lab
  • Statistics
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Medical Terminology

4. Interview required

5. Background check required for deposited students

Required Materials

  • Application
  • Application fee (non-refundable)
  • Official transcripts from every school attended
  • Three recommendation letters, including one from a healthcare provider
  • Personal statement: In 500-750 words, detail why you are seeking this degree, how your background and experience has prepared you for medical school and a career as a Naturopathic Physician, your future goals,  and why you seek to pursue your degree through the University of Bridgeport.


Completed application and all supporting documents must be received by:

  • July 1 for August start
  • Rolling admissions
  • Interviews begin in Spring (January) for the following early Fall (August)program start

Please send supplemental admissions materials to:

University of Bridgeport
Office of Graduate Admissions
126 Park Avenue
Bridgeport, CT 06604