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BS in Biology/DPT in Physical Therapy (joint degree)

University of Mount Saint Vincent (BS) – New York Medical College (DPT) Cooperative Program

The University has a cooperative 4-3 arrangement with New York Medical College, which enables University of Mount Saint Vincent students to earn their bachelor’s degree plus a doctoral degree in physical therapy after seven years of study.


Students interested in this program must make themselves known to the health professions advisor in their freshman year. If the student’s grades are excellent (overall 3.5 or above with no grade lower than a “B”, along with excellent grades in general biology and/or general chemistry), the advisor may then recommend the student for admission into the 4/3 Program (4 years at Mount Saint Vincent, 3 years at NY Medical College).

The student must then maintain an overall GPA of 3.5 or above with no grade lower than a “B” for the remainder of their time at the Mount. Grades for repeated courses cannot be deleted from the overall GPA and all prerequisite coursework must be completed at the University of Mount Saint Vincent. All students must also submit a GRE score.