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Dual Degree Program with Cooper Medical School of Rowan University

University of the Sciences has an articulation agreement with Cooper Medical School of Rowan University (CMSRU) that helps you make a direct entry to medical school.

Our special arrangement with CMSRU offers guaranteed interviews to CMSRU for students who meet specific requirements, guaranteeing a total of four seats each year for qualified USciences students. Application is by invitation only

About Cooper Medical School of Rowan University

Located in Camden, New Jersey, CMSRU is committed to providing humanistic education in the art and science of medicine within a scientific and scholarly community in which inclusivity, excellence in patient care, innovative teaching, research, and service to the community are valued.

Websitewww.rowan.edu/coopermed

Strong consideration will be given if you meet the eligibility requirements outlined below and are interested in becoming a primary care provider serving urban and underserved populations.
Students who are residents of New Jersey or urban Philadelphia and surrounding areas are encouraged to apply to this program.

4+4 BS/MD Dual Degree Program

As a student in the 4+4 program, you will complete four years at USciences as any major, followed by four years at CMSRU, earning both Bachelor of Science (BS) and Doctor of Medicine (MD) degrees.

Eligibility Requirements

High School Applicants:

If you are a highly motivated student in your final year of high school, you are eligible to apply to this program provided you meet the following criteria:

  • Minimum test scores: Old SAT 1150 (Critical Reading & Math), or New SAT 1220 (Evidence-Based Reading and Writing & Math), or ACT 25 (composite)
  • Minimum high school grade point average of 3.4 (on a 4.0 scale)
  • Other evidence of scholarly/professional potential and demonstration of the desire to become a primary care provider in urban communities
  • Must be a US citizen or permanent resident
Current USciences Students:

If you are currently enrolled at USciences, you are eligible to apply for consideration if there are seats available. You should notify your pre-med advisor and apply no later than the end of spring semester of your second undergraduate year (U2). You are eligible to apply to this program provided you meet the following criteria:

  • Minimum overall GPA of 3.5
  • No course grade less than a “C”
  • Other evidence of scholarly/professional potential and demonstration of the desire to become a primary care provider in urban communities
  • Must be a US citizen or permanent resident

4+4 Program Requirements for Guaranteed Interview

Students in the 4+4 program must satisfy the following criteria to qualify for an interview at CMSRU:

  • Received preliminary acceptance to CMSRU after spring semester of second undergraduate year (U2)
  • Fulfill all of the requirements of your respective major at USciences
  • Minimum overall GPA of 3.5 at the time of application
  • No course grade less than a "C"
  • Minimum overall MCAT score of 508
  • Apply to CMSRU through AMCAS Early Decision Program with the endorsement of the Pre-Health Professions Advisor
  • Other evidence of scholarly/professional potential and demonstration of the desire to become a primary care provider

More Information

Admission Questions

Please contact our Admission Office at 215-596-8810 or admit@usciences.edu with any admission or application-related questions.

Program Information

For questions about the Dual Degree Program, please contact:
Laura A. Mangano, MEd 
Associate Director of Pre-Health Professions Advising
Misher College of Arts and Sciences
215.596.8753
l.mangano@usciences.edu

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