Articulated Degree Program
Articulated BA/MS or BS/MS Programs
The Rutgers Physician Assistant Program, in collaboration with several New Jersey Universities, offers undergraduates an opportunity to enter the PA Program prior to earning a Bachelor’s degree. These programs are designed as "3+3" programs with the first three years spent as an undergraduate and the last three years spent in graduate school at the PA Program. Students may apply for entry into the Program in April of their second undergraduate year and competitive applicants will be invited for interviews. The interview will serve to determine the applicant's emotional and intellectual maturity, the ability to communicate, and the potential to achieve career satisfaction within the PA role. Applications must be received by June 1st and final notices of acceptance will be made by August 1st. Acceptance will be guaranteed at the end of the third year if the applicant maintains a 3.0 GPA, is successful in the interview process, and meets all the requirements for the undergraduate degree before the beginning of the fourth year (first professional year).
Joint MS/MPH Program
The Rutgers Physician Assistant Program, in conjunction with the Rutgers School of Public Health, offers a program leading to a Master of Science and a Master of Public Health. The program allows physician assistant students to complete both their graduate Physician Assistant studies and MPH degree in four years (including summers). Application to this program is limited to students who have already been accepted to the Physician Assistant Program and have taken the GRE. Students accepted into this dual degree track would attend the Physician Assistant Program part-time for two years while attending the MPH Program part-time. Students may begin this Program in the summer prior to beginning the Physician Assistant Program or in the first fall semester. During the third and fourth years of the Program, the student will be attending the Physician Assistant Program full-time and completing their fieldwork for the MS and MPH. Students may choose to study in one of the following divisions in the School of Public Health: Health Education and Behavioral Science; Epidemiology; or Health Systems and Policy.