Bachelor of Science
Physician's Assistant

About Physician Assistant - B.A./M.S.

A joint B.A. or B.S./M.S. Physician Assistant is sponsored by the School of Health Professions (SHP) in collaboration with Felician College, Kean University, Montclair State University, New Jersey Institute of Technology, Ramapo College, Saint Peter's College, William Paterson University and the School of Arts and Sciences. The Physician Assistant (PA) program, in collaboration with several New Jersey colleges and 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 in the PA program. Students may apply for entry into the program in the spring 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, ability to communicate, and the potential to achieve career satisfaction within the PA role. 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).  The professional program is based in Piscataway.   
Students should begin their college education at one of the affiliated schools. Students may apply for entry into the professional program offered by the School of Health Professions in April of their second undergraduate year.