Applying to Academic Partnership Programs
Learn more about the timeline and process for applying to Muhlenberg's many Academic Partnership programs.
Muhlenberg College partners with other institutions to offer many academic partnerships that link the degree program at Muhlenberg to second degrees at larger partner institutions. These partnerships exist in a variety of fields to offer Muhlenberg students exceptional academic and career opportunities.
Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University/St. Luke’s Hospital - Muhlenberg has an Early Assurance Program with the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University and St. Luke’s Hospital. A maximum of four Muhlenberg pre-med students are accepted to the medical school each year after completing six semesters of academic work at Muhlenberg. Each applicant must apply to LKSOM by August 1, just prior to beginning their final year of study at Muhlenberg College.
Boston University – Muhlenberg has established a joint program with the Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) that provides qualified Muhlenberg students access to an early decision application to BUSM. Typically, students will join the program during the second semester of their sophomore year at Muhlenberg. Students accepted into the joint program will interview with BUSM the summer after their junior year and be notified of their admission decision early in the fall.
University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine - Muhlenberg College has a cooperative program in dentistry with the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine (UPSDM). Students apply to this program during their senior year in high school. Muhlenberg students who are accepted into this program attend Muhlenberg for three years and the UPSDM for four years. By completing the program, they earn a B.S. degree from Muhlenberg with a biology major (after completing year one of dental school) and a D.D.S. degree from the University of Pennsylvania.
The State University of New York, State College of Optometry - Muhlenberg has a joint program with the State University of New York (SUNY) State College of Optometry. This affiliation agreement allows selected students to complete an A.B. or B.S. degree from Muhlenberg and an O.D. degree from SUNY-Optometry in seven years. Students must maintain the required academic and personal interview standards set forth by the respective institutions. Please contact the Health Professions Advisor for more information.
Villanova University M. Louise Fitzpatrick College of Nursing - Muhlenberg has an affiliation agreement with the Villanova University M. Louise Fitzpatrick College of Nursing that allows students to transition seamlessly to Villanova’s Second Degree Accelerated BSN Program for College Graduates, which is approved by the Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing and fully accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. This partnership presents a clear and direct path to the nursing profession, and new opportunities for students seeking careers in healthcare.
For more information on these programs, please contact the health professions advisor for more information.
Boston University School of Public Health Select Scholars Program – Muhlenberg has an agreement with the Boston University School of Public Health (BUSPH) that provides students the opportunity to apply to BUSPH during their junior year at Muhlenberg. Students will be notified of their acceptance into the program in May. After graduating from Muhlenberg, students will receive a Master’s in Public Health from BUSPH.
Pennsylvania State University Hershey School of Medicine – Muhlenberg has an agreement with Penn State Hershey that will enable its outstanding students to pursue early assurance to Penn State College of Medicine’s master’s program in public health (MPH). Students will apply during their junior year and will receive a conditional acceptance pending completion of their Muhlenberg degree.
Please contact the director of the public health program for more information on these programs.
Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law – Muhlenberg and Villanova have formed a 3 + 3 partnership which will provide qualified students with early access to one of the nation’s top law schools. They will spend the first three years at Muhlenberg earning a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree and then enroll at Villanova Law to earn a Juris Doctor (JD) for the final three years, saving a year’s worth of time and tuition.
Please contact the prelaw advisor for more information on this program.
American University Kogod School of Business - Muhlenberg has a preferred admittance agreement in finance with American University. After completing their Muhlenberg degree, American will waive the application fee to their MS in Finance for eligible Muhlenberg students. The Muhlenberg students will be given preferred admission and consideration for scholarship money.
Boston University Questrom School of Business– Boston University Questrom School of Business offers a nine-month master’s program designed for recent, non-business graduates interested in building a foundation in business. The Master’s in Management Studies (MSMS) program transcends the typical classroom model by challenging students to solve real business problems with partner companies in realtime.
Lehigh University - Muhlenberg has a partnership with Lehigh University that will offer qualified students a streamlined path into the Master’s in Management program. The program is designed specifically for undergraduate students with degrees in STEM, or liberal arts, who want to leverage their undergraduate majors in a business leadership role.
Please contact the chair of the accounting, business, economics and finance department for more information on these programs.
Columbia University - Muhlenberg offers a cooperative 3-2 year combined program in engineering with Columbia University. This program involves three years at Muhlenberg and two years in the professional engineering school leading to the completion of the B.S. degree from Muhlenberg and a B.S. in engineering from Columbia. The 4-2 program involves completion of the B.S. degree in four years at Muhlenberg then continuing in the engineering program for 1½ to 2 years leading to the B.S. degree in engineering.
Please contact the chair of the physics department for more information on this program.
Moravian College Music Certification (K-12) - For students wishing to obtain Music Certification (K-12) Muhlenberg offers a cooperative program through Moravian’s Pennsylvania Department of Education approved program. Students in the program will work closely with the Education and Music Departments at Muhlenberg.
Please contact the chair of the music department for more information on this program.
Lehigh University - Muhlenberg, in cooperation with Lehigh University, offers a voluntary Army Reserve Officer Training Corps (AROTC) Program through a cross-registration agreement between the two schools. Grades and course work completed in the four-year Army ROTC program will be included in the student’s academic record at Muhlenberg. However, only the final two courses in the program (the 100 level MS courses) may be counted toward the 32-course unit graduation requirement.
Please contact the Office of the Registrar for additional information on this program.
The Master's in Applied Analytics (MAA) 4+1 program allows students to earn both an undergraduate and a graduate degree from Muhlenberg College in just five years rather than the usual six or seven.