Medical Education

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Medical Education

Making Medical History

Rowan co-founded Cooper Medical School of 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 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 and dual-degree programs, is now also part of Rowan.

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 Learning & Partnerships to deliver nursing programs online and in face-to-face classes and labs.

This growth has propelled Rowan to become a stronger educational leader, poised to impact the healthcare landscape of both our region and across the nation.

Cooper Medical School of Rowan Admissions

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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 School of Osteopathic Medicine Admissions

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RowanSOM 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.

Nursing Programs Admissions

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

School of Health Professions

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The multidisciplinary home for our new biomedical science programs, we contribute to the area's economic growth, promote local and regional collaboration and expand research opportunities.


Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences Admissions

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