A BA/MS degree program, jointly sponsored by Rutgers University and Montclair State University (MSU) , is also offered. This 6-year program includes three years of undergraduate liberal arts and basic science education. Students may apply to the professional program in April of their second year by contacting the Physician Assistant Program at (732) 235-4444 for an application. Personal interviews will be required of those applicants being considered for admission. The interview will serve to determine the applicant's emotional and intellectual maturity, ability to communicate and the potential to achieve career satisfaction within the Physician Assistant role. Applicants must have an overall GPA of 3.0 on a 4-point scale where 4.0 equals an "A." In cases where individuals may show high potential by improved performance, exceptions to this requirement may be considered. Please note that acceptance by Montclair State University does not guarantee acceptance by the PA Program.
All applications must be received by June 1st and final notices of acceptance will be made by August 1st . If the applicant is accepted into the program, it will be contingent on maintaining a 3.0 GPA through the end of the third undergraduate year, and all requirements for the undergraduate degree are met before the beginning of the fourth year.
Students who are accepted into the professional program will begin this phase at the beginning of their senior year. At the end of the senior year, these students will receive a Bachelor of Science degree conferred by Montclair State University. After completion of the remaining two years of the Physician Assistant Program, graduates will receive a Master of Science degree awarded by Rutgers University. For more details concerning the undergraduate portion of the program and admission to MSU, please contact Dr. Vladislav Snitsarev at SnitsarevV@mail.montclair.edu, Dept. Biology & Molecular Biology, Science Hall SH111, Montclair, NJ 07043.