Salus University has teamed with other universities to acknowledge their commitment to the training of future practitioners of primary healthcare by joining in an articulation agreement.

3+2 Physician Assistant Program

Affiliate Undergrad PA Program

Western New England University

Under the joint agreement, up to four select undergraduate students from Western New England University (WNE), who successfully complete specific core course requirements, may continue their education in physician assistant studies at Salus University in the 3+2 degree program of study.

Those selected for the 3+2 degree program will complete the first three years of the Pre-Physician Assistant Studies Curriculum at WNE, which consists of 101 semester hours of undergraduate education, including prerequisites. Candidates must maintain good standing with a GPA of 3.0 or above. The next two years will be completed at Salus University in the Physician Assistant Studies program. The student is awarded a Bachelor's degree by WNE upon the successful completion of the first year at Salus and a Master of Medical Science degree by Salus University at the conclusion of the graduate degree program.

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Under a 4+2 Articulation Agreement, students who successfully complete the 120 semester credit Pre-Physician Assistant curriculum at a participating undergraduate institution and meet all admissions requirements, according to each individual agreement, may apply for admission to the Salus University Physician Assistant Master of Medical Science degree program.   

This educational pathway is referred to as the 4+2 Degree Program and is comprised of two phases, Phase I and Phase II: 

  • Phase I is comprised of the Pre-Physician Assistant curriculum at the participating undergraduate institution, and
  • Phase II is comprised of the Master of Medical Science Degree in Physician Assistant Studies Program at Salus University. 

The following institutions have formed an agreement with Salus:

Cedar Crest College

Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Keystone College

Messiah College

Rosemont College  University of the Sciences

If you have any questions regarding the above agreements and requirements for each, please contact