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. For Fall 2023 entrance to CMSRU, the MCAT must be taken between January 2019 and no later than September 2022.

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

We will continue to accept Pass/Fail and online labs for coursework completed during the 2019-2020, 2020-2021, 2021-2022 and 2022-2023 academic years.

Biology (any 2 courses with lab) 2 semesters / 8 credits
Chemistry (any 2 courses with lab) 2 semesters / 8 credits
English/Composition 1 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.