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DaVinci's Man

Pharmacy, Physician Assistant and Nursing at MCPHS

Clark University and the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (MCPHS) now offer assured admission for qualified Clark graduates to MCPHS programs leading to the following degrees:

  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.)
  • Master of Physician Assistant Studies (P.A.)
  • Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.)

This is a fabulous opportunity for Clark students!

To be eligible, Clark students must successfully complete the Bachelor of Arts at Clark in Biology or a related field; and obtain at least a minimum grade point average (gpa): 3.2 for B.S.N. and 3.4 for the P.A. and Pharm.D. programs, both overall and for all prerequisite courses.

Each year, assured admission will be offered to Clark graduates who meet the eligibility criteria and who are deemed the most highly qualified among the Clark applicants by MCPHS; up to 5 for the Pharm.D. (pending a satisfactory interview), 3 for the B.S.N., and 1 for the P.A. Additional qualified Clark students will be treated as all other applicants.

Prerequisite Clark courses must be completed with the specified gpa, without any grades below a C, with no repeated courses, and with no Pass/No Record grade options. Up to two transfer courses may be used to meet prerequisite requirements.

Students must notify the MCPHS Admissions Office of their intent to apply to this articulation program by February 1 of their senior year. Completed applications must be received by MCPHS by October 1 for the B.S.N. (January matriculation), or by dates specified on the MCPHS Web site or on Web sites of centralized application services: CASPA for P.A., and PharmCAS for Pharm.D.

Prerequisite Clark Courses by Program

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Chemistry I: CHEM 101
Chemistry II: CHEM 102
Human Anatomy: BIOL 111
Human Physiology: BIOL 240
Microbiology: BIOL 109
Statistics: MATH 217 (ECON 260) or MATH 218 or ECON 160 or BIOL 106 or GEOG 110
Human Development: PSYC 150 and PSYC 151 and PSYC 152

Master of Physician Assistant Studies

Human Anatomy: BIOL 111
Human Physiology: BIOL 240
Chemistry I: CHEM 101
Organic Chemistry I: CHEM 131
Biochemistry I: CHEM 271
Microbiology: BIOL 109
Statistics: MATH 217 (ECON 260) or MATH 218 or ECON 160 or BIOL 106 or GEOG 110
General Psychology: PSYC 101

Doctor of Pharmacy

Biology I: BIOL 101 or BIOL 100
Biology II: BIOL 102
Microbiology: BIOL 109
Chemistry I: CHEM 101 or CHEM 103
Chemistry II: CHEM 102
Organic Chemistry I: CHEM 131
Organic Chemistry II: CHEM 132 or CHEM 134
Calculus I: MATH 120 or MATH 124
Probability & Statistics: MATH 217 (ECON 260) or MATH 218 or ECON 160
or BIOL 106 or GEOG 110
Physics: Any PHYS course 110 or higher
Mathematics or Computer Science Elective: Any MATH course 113 or higher, or any CSCI course 115 or higher (in addition to Calculus requirement and Statistics requirement)