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Joint Programs

Physician Assistant

This Dual Degree program is a collaborative effort between Kean University and Rutgers School of Health Related Professions (SHRP).

The program combines a Bachelor’s degree in Biology and a Master of Science degree in Physician Assistant.  The program consists of undergraduate studies at Kean for the BA in Biology degree and graduate studies at Rutgers-SHRP leading to a Master in Physician Assistant degree. The Dual Degree program is available to students who do not already have a Bachelor’s degree. 

Students are admitted into the BA in Biology major/ pre-PA track at Kean University. Students apply to the PA Program through the Rutgers website ( by June 1 of their sophomore (44-66 credits accumulated by spring semester) year at Kean with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.2. If accepted, students must maintain a 3.20 GPA (on a scale of 4.0, where 4.0 =”A”) through the end of their third undergraduate year. Personal interviews will be required of all applicants considered. The interview will serve to determine the applicant’s emotional and intellectual maturity, ability to communicate, and potential to achieve career satisfaction within the Physician Assistant role. Admission to the Biology major/pre-PA track does not guarantee admission into the PA Program at Rutgers.

Students who already have a Bachelor’s degree must contact Rutgers-SHRP at (732) 235-4444 and apply directly to the Physician Assistant Program through the Rutgers website.

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