B.S. Health Science/M.S. Physician Assistant

The Undergraduate Entry option is designed for students who have found their niche in health care as a physician assistant early in their academic career.

It is designed as a full-time, accelerated, five-year course of study. This program awards a B.S. in Health Science (BSHS) at the conclusion of the seventh semester and a M.S. in Physician Assistant Studies (MSPA) at the conclusion of the entire 5-year program.


Admissions Information

Qualified high school seniors may apply to this program. Applicants to this program should be incoming freshman based on their total number of credits; because of this, students should have a minimal number of dual high school, college, or AP credits.

The program admits students for Fall enrollment only. Students will be expected to apply to Thomas Jefferson University through CASPA and pay a small application fee in the spring of year three; this is for data tracking purposes only.

Transfer students will not be considered for this combined program but are welcome to apply to the BSHS Program.

Undergraduate entry applicants apply to the combined BSHS/MSPA Program through the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at Stockton University. The deadline to apply for the following academic year, Fall admission, is December 15th. We will begin reviewing applications on a rolling basis starting in September. Late applications will be considered, depending on availability of open seats in the program.

The BSHS/MSPA Program is rigorous and admission is highly competitive. Successful applicants are typically strong students academically, especially in the sciences. Minimally, to be considered for admission, the applicant should be a high school senior in the top 10% of his or her class with an SAT score (Critical Reading and Math) of 1220 or higher with a Math score of 570, or a Combined ACT score of 24 or higher. Healthcare experience is not required but is of benefit. An understanding of the role of the Physician Assistant is expected. To be admitted to this program, candidates must be able to meet the Physician Assistant Technical and Professional Standards.

We offer a very limited number of internal transfer seats for the dual-degree BSHS/MSPA program with Thomas Jefferson University-NJ Campus. Please see the attachment below for the internal application and requirements.

Internal Transfer Application