BA/MD Program (NJMS-NWK)

The 7-Year BA/MD joint degree program is designed for high school seniors interested in pursuing a medical degree upon completion of their bachelor's degree. The program offers a guaranteed admission to medical school provided you maintain certain minimum progress requirements. The BA/MD program is offered jointly between the Newark College of Arts and Sciences and the New Jersey Medical School at Rutgers University.

Minimum Application Requirements
Admission to the BA/MD program is highly competitive. Applicants MUST meet the following minimum requirements to be considered:

  • Achieve a minimum 1400 on the SAT-I (critical reading and math combined) in one test administration. Note:Only test scores through October 2017 will be considered for the BA/MD program. If you plan to take the SAT after October, you should still have your scores sent to Rutgers for scholarship consideration. However, scores from tests later than October 2017 will not be factored into the BA/MD review process.
  • An ACT composite score of 32 and above will be accepted in lieu of SAT scores. If you choose to submit the ACT instead of the SAT, you must have completed the optional Writing Section of the ACT test. ACT scores submitted without a Writing Score will not be considered. NOTE: Only test scores through October 2016 will be considered for the BA/MD program. If you plan to take the ACT after October, you should still have your scores sent to Rutgers for scholarship consideration. However, scores from tests later than October 2017 will not be factored into the BA/MD review process. If you have taken both the SAT and the ACT, you may submit both sets of scores, or whichever test qualifies you for the program.
  • Be ranked in the top 10% of their high school graduating class
  • Be enrolled in their senior year of high school at the time of application
  • Be a US citizen or permanent resident