Can I get into medical school with an online B.S. in Psychology?

By | August 29, 2015

Ever since I was a child, I’ve wanted to be a doctor (though the type of doctor has switched many times). I can’t go to a regular university and still work full time, so I’m pursuing an online (most classes online, and I meet once per week for four hours at a campus) Bachelors of Science in Psychology. What I’m wondering is if I can still get into a medical school once I’ve successfully completed an online undergrad degree. Any help is much appreciated!

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3 thoughts on “Can I get into medical school with an online B.S. in Psychology?

  1. Amaretta

    Probably not because online degrees aren’t considered as rigorous or as good as regular degrees. You might try calling some medical schools in your state and asking their admissions office if they’d consider applicants with online degrees.

  2. Rosie-doll Too

    Well, is your ‘online’ school regionally accredited? If so then you’re on the right track…but it wouldn’t hurt to email someone at your prospective medical schools (like and advisor or someone in the admissions office) and ask them if they usually accept students with online degrees. I don’t think *most* online schools are really considered great by normal colleges.

    If your school or program is NOT regionally accredited….it’s going to do you no good. And I’m almost positive that any medical school is going to give priority to someone with a traditional 4yr college degree that has the same grades as someone with a strictly online degree. Maybe try transferring to a 4yr college your last two years of undergrad??

  3. Sophia

    It depends on where the “online degree” is from, but no matter where it’s from, you can’t have satisfied your lab requirements for admission to medical school from online classes. Online degrees are generally worthless and a waste of money.

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