Medical Education

Medical Education

Medical Education Admissions

A Leader in Medical Education

With two medical schools, Rowan University is an important contributor to the future of healthcare in New Jersey and the nation. Rowan co-founded Cooper Medical School at Rowan University with Cooper University Health Care, welcoming the medical school’s inaugural class in Summer 2012. On July 1, 2013, Rowan became one of only two universities in the nation to offer both M.D. and D.O. degree-granting programs with the addition of the Rowan-Virtua School of Osteopathic Medicine in Stratford, NJ (formerly the University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey). The Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences in Stratford, which grants the Ph.D. and offers a number of master’s, certificates and dual-degree programs, is also now part of Rowan (formerly the University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey). Rowan also offers courses for working and aspiring nurses through its Department of Nursing, an academic department in the College of Science and Mathematics that collaborates with Rowan Global to deliver nursing programs online and in face-to-face classes and labs.

The Shreiber School of Veterinary Medicine will be the first veterinary school in the State of New Jersey. Currently, there are just 33 veterinary schools in the nation and only five on the east coast. With the addition of the veterinary school, Rowan will become the second institution in the nation offering Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Doctor of Medicine and Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degrees. The inaugural class of 60 students are expected in Fall 2025, pending approval from the American Veterinary Medical Association Council on Education.

The Office of Health Professions is responsible for providing students with the appropriate information and resources to become competitive, well-rounded applicants for one of the various health professional programs. The Office of Health Professions conduct individual and group advising, interactive workshops, and other activities to inform students of their professional school options. Learn more about medical education at Rowan.


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Cooper Medical School of Rowan Admissions

Explore our curriculum, new Medical Education Building, unique Advisory Colleges, and the many opportunities for our students to work with patients beginning in their first weeks of medical school.


Rowan-Virtua School of Osteopathic Medicine Admissions

Rowan-Virtua SOM welcomes students eager to study the latest knowledge in research and the basic sciences. The curriculum prepares them for clinical studies and stresses lifelong and self-directed learning.

Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences Admissions

We seek to develop scientists to explore current research topics and contribute new knowledge in the biomedical disciplines through creative research and scholarship.


Pre-Med Program

The Office of Health Professions helps students reach their medical education goals by advising them on professional trajectories to prepare for medical school or affiliated health profession education.

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Nursing Programs Admissions

We promote excellence in healthcare through quality and innovative nurse education, combining liberal education with professional preparation toward a bachelor’s degree.

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Shreiber School of Veterinary Medicine

The Shreiber School of Veterinary Medicine will be the first veterinary school in the State of New Jersey. Once accredited, the school will offer New Jersey’s first Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degree, as well as related degree programs designed to shape the future of veterinary medicine and animal health care.