3+4 Accelerated Program to Shenandoah University’s Bernard J. Dunn School of Pharmacy
Undergraduates at the University of Mary Washington now have an accelerated path to a pharmacy career, thanks to an articulation agreement with Shenandoah University in Winchester, Virginia. This program provides qualified UMW students the opportunity to earn a bachelor’s degree through Mary Washington and a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Shenandoah University’s Bernard J. Dunn School of Pharmacy in seven rather than the usual eight years.
Among the prerequisites to apply for admission to the program, students must complete at least 90 academic credits, maintain no less than a cumulative 2.0-grade point average, and score in the 50th percentile on the Pharmacy College Admission Test (PCAT). Students may apply through the Pharmacy College Application Service during their third year.
For students selecting this path, the first year of pharmacy school will transfer to meet final graduation requirements for the UMW bachelor’s degree.
For additional questions, contact Dr. Deborah A. O’Dell, Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at 540/654-1417 or email@example.com, or visit the PharmD program page at Shenandoah. You can also visit the career and professional development site for more information on how the program works.
3+3 Accelerated Program to George Mason University’s Antonin Scalia Law School
The track, known as the 3+3 Accelerated Program, provides highly motivated UMW students the opportunity to earn both a bachelor’s degree from Mary Washington and a law degree from George Mason University in six rather than seven years of study.
Under the program, UMW students must maintain a minimum cumulative 3.25-grade point average and complete all core curriculum and required courses for their major within the first three years. They may apply for admission to Scalia Law School during their third year after obtaining an acceptable score on the Law School Admission Test (LSAT).
UMW is the first higher education institution outside of GMU to develop such an expedited relationship with the law school. Currently, the accelerated dual degree program with Scalia Law School is available only to George Mason students.
Students who are interested in pursuing the accelerated law degree program must be approved by their undergraduate advisor during their freshman or sophomore year. For more information, contact Dr. Jason Matzke at firstname.lastname@example.org or Dr. Kimberley Kinsley at email@example.com or visit the GMU Antonin Scalia Law School 3+3 Accelerated Program page.
Due to an agreement with George Mason University, UMW students have an accelerated pathway to a Master of Science degree from the Volgenau School of Engineering (VSE) at George Mason University. Students express interest through an interest form available from the Assistant Dean of Arts and Sciences at UMW.
Approved students enroll as non-degree students in VSE during their senior year at UMW and may take up to 9-credits of graduate-level coursework in one of several programs, including Applied Information Technology, Computer Science, Data Analytics Engineering, Operations Research, Statistics, and Systems Engineering. Upon completion of their senior year at UMW, students in the program can use their earned credits from GMU as electives at UMW and can then matriculate to GMU’s Volgenau School of Engineering, having already completed nine credits toward a Master of Science degree program. In most cases, students will be able to earn their MS in only one year after graduation from UMW.
Additional details about the application process can be obtained from the Dean’s Office.
Early Selection to The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences
The George Washington University and the University of Mary Washington have agreed to implement an early selection program for individuals interested in a career in medicine. Students who are accepted into and fulfill the requirements of the early selection program will be provided provisional admission to the four-year M.D. program at The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences.
Students apply by March 1 of their second year in the UMW Honors Program. The UMW Honors program director and the UMW pre-medical program advisor will screen the applications and present selected files to The George Washington School of Medicine and Health Sciences Committee on Admission, which will review applications. The GWSMHS Committee on Admissions will review applications and make decisions regarding the offer of an interview. Final decisions will be made by July.