Who We Serve/Office Mission

Mission

The Office of Pre-Professional Programs and Advising serves undergraduates, graduate students, and alumni of the Krieger School of Arts & Sciences and the Whiting School of Engineering pursuing professional education in medicine, other health professions, and law. Pre-Professional Advisors provide academic advising, professional school application advising, and career counseling. The goal is to encourage students to pursue a holistic approach to their education, to be reflective about their learning and decision-making, and to demonstrate social responsibility and a commitment to volunteerism in preparation for a career of service.

Who We Serve

The Office of Pre-Professional Programs and Advising serves full-time undergraduates and alumni of the Krieger School of Arts & Sciences and the Whiting School of Engineering who are seeking careers in health care and law. Services include one-on-one advising in curricular and pre-professional planning, phone advising, workshops, programs and webinars, and application assistance. Pre-professional advisors serve as a resource throughout a student’s undergraduate career, providing information about course selection, volunteer involvement, law- and health-related internships and exploring gap year opportunities.

Pre-Health Students

Undergraduates and alumni of the Whiting and Krieger Schools who are pursuing careers in health professions other than medicine and dentistry (e.g., nursing, veterinary medicine, pharmacy, and public health) are provided full advising services. Applying to these other health professions does not involve a Committee Letter. Graduate students in the Whiting and Krieger Schools who were not undergraduates at Johns Hopkins University are eligible to schedule advising appointments throughout their graduate experience but are not eligible to receive a traditional Committee Letter.

Pre-Law Students

The Office provides planning and application support for undergraduate students and alumni interested in and applying to law school. Students take advantage of similar services including one-on-one advising in curricular and pre-professional planning, office-sponsored workshops and programs, and assistance through the application process. The law school application process does not involve a Committee Letter.

Graduate Students in Other Divisions of Johns Hopkins

Graduate students and alumni from other divisions of Johns Hopkins, including the Schools of Nursing, Education, Public Health, and Medicine are welcome to attend any public presentation sponsored by the Office, including a presentation each semester at the medical campus sponsored by the Professional Development Office of JHMI and the Career Office of Johns Hopkins School of Public Health. Individual appointments may be granted at the discretion of the advisor.