What will I learn?

This accelerated program with Rutgers New Jersey Medical School in Newark is available to entering first-year students only. Students enrolled in this program spend three years at TCNJ in an approved major (Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, English, Philosophy, Physics, Economics, Biomedical Engineering, Engineering Science (mechanical or electrical emphasis), Math, Spanish or History) and four at NJMS. Engineering majors require earned college credit (by qualifying AP test scores or completing college courses) in: General Physics I and II, Calculus I and II. Upon successful completion of the first year of medical school, the student is granted the BS or BA degree in the chosen undergraduate major from TCNJ. The M.D. degree is then earned at the end of four years at NJMS.

Which department am I in?

School of Science

Study options

Full Time (7 years)

Tuition fees
US$28,286.00 per year
USD $28,286 /year for Bachelor program; USD $10,986.03 for 9 or more credits per semester for master program. This is general fee for both bachelor and master degree and is offered as a guide. Please note this fee is for 2018 and subject to change in the coming year.
Start date

Expected August 2022


School of Science

Science Complex, P105, The College of New Jersey,

2000 Pennington Rd.,


New Jersey,

8628, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students must have completed high school qualification. English Language requirement: A minimum score of 80 is recommended for the Internet Based TOEFL exam and a score of 7 or higher is recommended for the IELTS.

For international students

Complete the three-year undergraduate curriculum at TCNJ in an approved major, and earn a 3.5 (B+) cumulative and science average GPA EACH semester;

Earn a B or better in each of the basic science courses required by the Medical School (Foundations of Biological Inquiry, General Chemistry I/II, Organic Chemistry I/II, and Physics I/II);

Earn no grade below a C in any course;

Take the Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT) no later than the SPRING of the third (and last) year at TCNJ. There is no minimum score required; and

If you are not a U.S. citizen or permanent resident, you must obtain U.S. citizenship or permanent resident status by the time you ENTER NJMS.

English language requirements: TOEFL or IELTS scores are required if English is not the applicant’s native language. A minimum score of 80 is recommended for the Internet Based TOEFL exam and a score of 7.0 or higher is recommended for the IELTS.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.