Cooper Medical School of Rowan Univerisity
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Admission Requirements

General Requirements

Applicants must be US citizens or permanent residents, and are required to complete a bachelor’s degree at an accredited U.S. or Canadian four year institution prior to enrollment in the MD Program. Specific required and recommended course work is shown below. An AMCAS application is required, and MCAT scores must be submitted through AMCAS. Test scores should be no more than 3 years old. Both the MCAT2015 and the previous version of the exam will be accepted for the 2016-17 application cycle.

Course Requirements

Applicants to CMSRU should take the following courses from an accredited college or university in the United States. AP/IB credit will not be accepted for these courses. If college credit was granted for AP/IB coursework, CMSRU will allow applicants to substitute upper level credits to replace "General" or "Introductory" coursework. A 3 credit intensive writing or English literature course may substitute for the English composition requirement. Proficiency in reading, writing and speaking the English language fluently is required. There is no age limit on required coursework.

Required Courses

Biology (any 2 courses with lab)2 semesters/8 credits
Chemistry (any 2 courses with lab)2 semesters/8 credits
English/Composition1 semester/3 credits

Recommended Courses**


We encourage students to take a broad array of courses as undergraduates. Required courses must be completed prior to matriculation at CMSRU. **Recommended courses will enhance an applicant’s preparedness for the curricular and clinical aspects of medical school at CMSRU, but are not used to rank applicants during the selection process.