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

UPDATE 10/15/2020 – Due to ongoing issues with accessing SAT/ACT testing, Stockton and Jefferson have decided to make the 2020/2021 admission cycle test-optional.  The deadline for application has also been delayed until February 1st, 2021.  Students may now apply to the BSHS/MSPA direct entry program without the required SAT/ACT test scores noted below.  Each applicant’s math competency will be first evaluated through their current high school math course proficiency (contact the Admissions Office for details). Eligible students without the SAT/ACT minimum math score of 570/24 will also need to achieve the required equivalent score on the Stockton Accuplacer test for their application to be considered complete.  The Accuplacer can be completed online, so students do not need to come to Stockton to complete this test in person (contact the Admissions Office for more information).  Students will still be required to have an unweighted high school GPA of 3.7 or higher and volunteer or shadowing experience, in any aspect of health care, is still strongly encouraged.


Qualified high school seniors may apply to this program. Applicants to this program should be incoming freshman based on their total number of credits; students are permitted to have 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(NJ campus – location is Voorhees, NJ) through CASPA and pay a small application fee in the summer/fall before the start of year three; this is for data tracking purposes only.

Incoming transfer students will not be considered for this direct entry 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 achieve an SAT score (Evidence-Based Reading and Writing and Math) of 1300 or higher with a Math score of 570, or a Combined ACT score of 28 or higher and a Math ACT of 24 or higher. Students must have an unweighted high school GPA of 3.7 or higher.  Volunteer or shadowing experience, in any aspect of health care, is strongly encouraged. 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.

A very limited number of internal transfer seats for the dual-degree BSHS/MSPA program with Thomas Jefferson University-NJ Campus may be available. This opportunity is for current BSHS juniors or seniors only. Please see the link on the right for the current internal transfer application and requirements.



Program Information


BSHS-MSPA Liason and Advisor:

Kerri Sowers
Assistant Professor of Health Science

Internal Transfer Application