You may apply to the MBE program as an external “sub-matriculate” no later than the end of the summer after your sixth semester at Haverford and no earlier than the end of your fourth semester. A GPA of 3.5 is required to apply; the GRE is not required. The admissions decision is based on your transcript and letters of recommendation from one or more Haverford faculty members.
After being accepted, you will take up to three graduate bioethics courses at Penn while still enrolled at Haverford; course selection is subject to approval by the program’s Director of Education. There is no additional financial charge for these courses. During your four years at Haverford, you will also complete all graduation requirements, which can include courses taken at Penn as determined by Haverford’s Director of Health Studies, Prof. Kaye Edwards You graduate from Haverford at the normal time, along with your class.
The fifth year of the program is spent entirely at Penn. Nine courses in all (including those taken while a Haverford undergraduate) are required to complete the requirements for the MBE degree. There is no financial aid available from Penn for the fifth year of the program, though you are eligible for federal student loans. The tuition is approximately $4,900 per course as of 2014-15.