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Wagner College

Staten Island,
Information Last Reviewed by PreHealthAdmit: March 2023
One Campus Road
Staten Island,

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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:  


Starting Semester: 




Students per Class:


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


Participates in CASPA:


Application Deadline:

March 15
(Rolling Admissions not Stated)


Minimum GPA:   


Minimum Science GPA:


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: 


Patient Care Experience Required:


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).


Test(s) Required:


GRE Deadline:

Not Applicable

GRE Expiration:

Not Applicable

PA-CAT Deadline:

Not Applicable

CASPer Required:


CASPer Deadline:

Not Applicable

Coursework Policies

Coursework Expiration:

Not Available

Online Coursework Accepted:


Community College Coursework Accepted:


Pending Prerequisite Coursework Allowed:



Required or Recommended
General Chemistry
2 Semesters
Organic Chemistry
1 Semester
Not Required
Biochemistry or Organic Chemistry Options
Not Required
Introductory Biology
Not Required
1 Semester
Upper-Level Biology
1 Semester
General Pathology or Genetics required.
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
Not Required
Medical Terminology
Not Required
English / Writing
Not Required
Not Required
Social Sciences
1 Semester
Medical Ethics or Medical Anthropology
1 Semester
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.
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