Special and Joint Degree Programs

By combining specialized undergraduate studies at Elizabethtown with direct admission to graduate school, you can earn your advanced degree in less time than taking a traditional route—sometimes saving one to three years of study. This also means you save money on tuition and enter the workforce sooner.

Any Graduate Program

Northumbria University (UK)

Elizabethtown College students, as part of a special partnership with Northumbria University in the UK, may qualify to receive a graduate school tuition discount. For students with a GPA of 2.8 or higher, the discount is £1000 (approx. $1,344) from the basic graduate school fee. For students with a GPA of 3.5 or above, this discount is £2500 (approx. $3,360). This discount can be applied to any graduate school program with Northumbria University.

Law

Law Early Admissions Program (LEAP) 

with Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law and Widener University Schools of Law

LEAP is a 3+3 or 3+4 early admission program that allows qualified students to complete core requirements, earn a bachelor’s degree from Elizabethtown College and gain automatic acceptance to either Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law or Widener University Schools of Law.

Application Deadline: March 15

Medicine

4+1 Masters in Molecular Medicine

with Drexel University College of Medicine

Students in this 4+1 program will earn their Bachelor of Science in Biotechnology from Elizabethtown College, having completed undergraduate courses on the E-town campus and graduate-level science classes from Drexel University via video conferencing. Upon successful completion of the fourth year, students will transfer to Drexel University College of Medicine for their fifth and final year of the program.

Masters of Public Health

with Penn State College of Medicine

This Early Assurance Program allows qualified Elizabethtown College students to gain guaranteed entry into Penn State College of Medicine’s Master of Public Health program in their third undergraduate year. Upon completion of their bachelor’s degree at Elizabethtown, students will progress automatically into Penn State’s program.

Physician Assistant Program

with Penn State College of Medicine

As an Early Assurance Program, Elizabethtown College students who are interested in pursuing a career as a physician assistant can gain provisional acceptance to Penn State College of Medicine’s Physician Assistant program during their third undergraduate year at Elizabethtown. Students may pursue any major but must meet minimum requirements in biology, chemistry and physics courses.

Primary Care Program

with Penn State College of Medicine

Students in this program may be admitted to Penn State’s Premedical Primary Care Program automatically upon completion of a Bachelor of Science degree at Elizabethtown College. Students may pursue any major but must meet minimum GPA requirements for biology, chemistry and physics courses, along with completing two Family Practice Practicums.

Cardiovascular Invasive Specialty Program

with Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences (PCHS)

Students in this program will complete a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology at Elizabethtown College and a certificate in Cardiovascular Invasive Specialty from PCHS. The first three years are spent on the Elizabethtown campus; the final year is completed at PCHS.

Dentistry

3+4 or 4+4 Doctor of Dental Medicine

with Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine

Students at Elizabethtown College qualify for preferred admission to Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM). For students in the 3+4 program, a bachelor’s degree is completed with Elizabethtown College after the first year of courses at LECOM. Students are required to have a GPA of at least 3.2 in science courses and an overall GPA of 3.4 to be accepted into the program.

3+4 Doctor of Dental Medicine

with Maurice H. Kornberg School of Dentistry at Temple University

This 3+4 program offers qualified Elizabethtown College students the opportunity to interview for a position in the Maurice H. Kornberg School of Dentistry at Temple University program. Students who fulfill the admission requirements earn a bachelor’s degree from Elizabethtown College after their first year at Temple University before automatically proceeding to the Doctor of Dental Medicine program.

4+4 Doctor of Dental Surgery

with West Virginia University School of Dentistry

Elizabethtown College students qualify for preferred admission to West Virginia University’s Doctor of Dental Surgery program. Students may major in any discipline but must fulfill admissions requirements including an overall GPA of 3.6 and a minimum number of science courses while at Elizabethtown.

Pharmacy

3+4 or 4+4 Doctor of Pharmaceutical

with Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine

Elizabethtown College students qualify for preferred admission to Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM). Students in the 3+4 program receive their bachelor’s degree from Elizabethtown College upon completion of their first year of courses at LECOM. All students are required to fulfill a number of admissions requirements before entry into the program is granted.

Physical Therapy

3+3 Doctor of Physical Therapy

with Thomas Jefferson University

The 3+3 program with Thomas Jefferson University allows Elizabethtown College students to gain a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Elizabethtown and a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Thomas Jefferson University within six years of graduating from high school. The first three years are spent at Elizabethtown, with qualified students completing their bachelor’s degree in their first year at Thomas Jefferson University.

3+3 Doctor of Physical Therapy

with Widener University

Students in this 3+3 program receive their Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Elizabethtown College after their first year at Widener University and move straight into the Doctor of Physical Therapy program.

Optometry

3+4 Doctor of Optometry

with Salus University Pennsylvania College of Optometry

Two students per year may apply to Salus University Pennsylvania College of Optometry’s Doctor of Optometry program. The first three years of this program are completed at Elizabethtown College; students are awarded a bachelor’s degree from Elizabethtown after their first year at Salus University.

Osteopathic Medicine

3+4 or 4+4 Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine

Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine

Elizabethtown College students qualify for preferred admission to Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM). A bachelor’s degree from Elizabethtown will be awarded to students in the 3+4 program upon completion of their first year at LECOM. All students must meet GPA requirements to be admitted to this program.

3+4 or 4+4 Osteopathic Medicine - Biology Emphasis

with Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

Elizabethtown College students qualify for preferred admission to the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM). Students in the 3+4 program earn a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Elizabethtown College after the completion of their first year at PCOM. All students must meet GPA requirements for  the 3+4 and 4+4 programs to be admitted.

3+4 or 4+4 Osteopathic Medicine - Chemistry/Biochemistry Emphasis

with Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

Elizabethtown College students qualify for preferred admission to the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Students in  the 3+4 and 4+4 programs must pursue a major at Elizabethtown that will grant them a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry, Biochemistry or Biology. For the accelerated Biochemistry 3+4 program, students also must complete chemistry research during a summer session.