Health & Medicine
Health & Medicine
With the opening of Cooper Medical School of Rowan University, the first new medical school in the state in more than 35 years, and the addition of the Rowan School of Osteopathic Medicine, Rowan has become just the second university in the nation to offer both M.D. and D.O. medical degrees. This growth has propelled Rowan to become a stronger educational leader, poised to impact the healthcare landscape across not just our region, but across the nation.
With two medical schools, Rowan University is an important contributor to the future of healthcare in New Jersey and the nation.
Rowan co-founded Cooper Medical School of Rowan University with Cooper University Health Care, welcoming the medical school’s inaugural class in summer 2012. On July 1, 2013, Rowan became one of only two universities in the nation to offer both M.D. and D.O. degree-granting programs with the addition of the Rowan School of Osteopathic Medicine in Stratford, NJ (formerly the University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey). The Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences in Stratford, which grants the PhD and offers a number of master’s and dual-degree programs, is also now part of Rowan.
Rowan also offers courses for working and aspiring nurses through its Department of Nursing, an academic department in the College of Science and Mathematics that collaborates with the College of Graduate & Continuing Education to deliver nursing programs online and in face-to-face classes and labs.
Through rigorous coursework and research opportunities, we prepare students to become qualified professionals and to pursue graduate level scholarship. Our graduates enjoy an extraordinarily high acceptance rate into graduate and health profession programs.