Accelerated Pathway Program

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Accelerated Pathway Program

RowanSVM Accelerated BS/DVM Pathway Program (APP)

A 3+4 collaboration between Rowan University’s College of Science & Mathematics and School of Veterinary Medicine

By invitation only, this selective program provides eligible students the opportunity to enter an accelerated course of study allowing them to complete a Bachelor of Science degree at the College of Science & Mathematics and earn early admissions to the School of Veterinary Medicine. 

Please note: Applications for this program are by invitation only. Eligible candidates will be invited to apply once they have been offered acceptance to Rowan University.


Criteria for Eligibility

To be eligible to apply to this program, students must:

  • Have a minimum high school GPA of 3.5
  • Select an interest in Veterinary Medicine on their application
  • Have been offered acceptance to Rowan University
  • Be a New Jersey resident


 Program Description

  • Students selected for the 3+4 program will complete three years of undergraduate coursework and program benchmarks, including gaining applicable experience to prepare them for the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) program.
  • During the third undergraduate year, students who have met the 3+4 program requirements will be invited for an interview with the RowanSVM Admissions Committee. Requirements include maintaining a 3.7 cumulative GPA and 3.5 science GPA, meeting regularly with the designated 3+4 Program Advisor, and gaining diverse veterinary experience.
  • A seat will be reserved in the DVM program for those admitted to the 3+4 program. Upon successful completion of all program requirements and a second and final interview, the applicant would enter the DVM program in Fall 2026*.
  • Upon completion of their first year of the DVM program, remaining credits for their Bachelor’s degree would be fulfilled and the Bachelor’s degree would be conferred.


Application Requirements

Applicants will be asked to submit:

  • A resume that includes evidence of service learning or employment in animal-related or veterinary experiences
  • Contact information for two references that can speak to your animal-related or veterinary experiences
  • Answers to questions about your motivation to become a veterinarian and what makes you a good candidate for Rowan SVM

 Selected applicants will be invited to interview for the Accelerated BS/DVM Pathway Program.


*The DVM program is in the process of obtaining accreditation by the American Veterinary Medical Association Council on Education.  Accreditation is necessary prior to admission of DVM students.  We anticipate a launch of the DVM program in fall 2025, pending accreditation approval.  Ultimate admission to the DVM program is contingent on the school’s successful completion of the accreditation process.