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Wagner College

Staten Island,
NY
Information Last Reviewed by PreHealthAdmit: April 2022
One Campus Road
Staten Island,
NY
10301

Program Website:

Admissions Office Email:

admissions@wagner.edu
718-420-4151

About Wagner College’s Unique BS/MS Program

Wagner College offers a three-year BS/MS Program, preceded by a 2-year pre-PA program. Students are admitted into the PA Program (starting with the pre-PA portion) as part of the admissions process to the college and are approved to enter the college as PA majors. Students completing the pre-PA program that meet the minimum requirements are interviewed for continuation into the BS/MS program.

Transfer/Second Degree admission, which occurs at the beginning of the professional 3-year BS/MS program, is limited.

The requirements shown below generally apply to both Wagner College pre-PA students intending to continue into the BS/MS program, as well as students interested in transferring directly into the BS/MS program.

The information describes the 3-year BS/MS program, not including the 2-year pre-PA program.

Program Information

Length of Program:

3 Years

Part-Time Option Available:  

No

Starting Semester: 

Summer

Accreditation:

Continued

Students per Class:

40

PANCE First-Time Pass Rate: 

Cost of Attendance (Resident / Non-Resident): 

$218,100 / $218,100   Includes living expenses.

Tuition Notes:

Tuition is for the 3-year BS/MS program.

Combined Degree Program(s) Offered: 

Direct Entry Bachelor's/Master's only

Degree Program Notes:

Wagner College offers a three-year BS/MS Program, which is essentially the last year of a BS degree and 2 years for the MS degree.

Admissions Information

Application:

Participates in CASPA:

No

Application Deadline:

February 15
(Rolling Admissions not Stated)

GPA:

Minimum GPA:   

3.2

Minimum Science GPA:

3

Average GPA: 

Not Reported by Program

Average Science GPA:   

Not Reported by Program

Other GPA Requirements: 

Minimum overall 3.0 GPA each semester and a minimum grade of C+ or higher for each science course.

Shadowing and Experience:

PA Shadowing Required or Recommended:

Not Mentioned

Minimum PA Shadowing: 

None

Patient Care Experience Required:

None

Patient Care Experience Recommended: 

No Specific Recommendation

Additional Information Regarding Patient Care:

Students must participate in a minimum of 25 hours per semester of health related community outreach activities (or a minimum total of 100 hours of health-related community outreach activities).

Testing

Test(s) Required:

None

GRE Deadline:

Not Applicable

GRE Expiration:

Not Applicable

PA-CAT Deadline:

Not Applicable

CASPer Required:

No

CASPer Deadline:

Not Applicable

Coursework Policies

Coursework Expiration:

Not Available

Online Coursework Accepted:

Yes

Community College Coursework Accepted:

Yes

Pending Prerequisite Coursework Allowed:

Yes

Prerequisites

Course
Semesters
Required or Recommended
Notes
General Chemistry
2 Semesters
Required
Organic Chemistry
1 Semester
Required
Biochemistry
Not Required
Biochemistry or Organic Chemistry Options
Not Required
Introductory Biology
Not Required
Microbiology
1 Semester
Required
Upper-Level Biology
1 Semester
Required
General Pathology or Genetics required.
Genetics
Not Required
General Pathology or Genetics required.
Anatomy and Physiology
2 Semesters: 1 Each of Anatomy and Physiology, OR 2 Semesters of Combined Anatomy/Physiology
Required
Physics
Not Required
Medical Terminology
Not Required
English / Writing
Not Required
Psychology
Not Required
Social Sciences
1 Semester
Required
Medical Ethics or Medical Anthropology
Statistics
1 Semester
Required
Biostatistics and Experimental Design
Other Math
Not Required
Foreign Language
Not Required
Other Requirements
These requirements are for students attempting to transfer into the 3-year BS/MS program or continuing from the school's pre-PA program into the BS/MS program.
Other Recommendations

None.

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