MPS-to-MD (2+4) Pathways

Congratulations to the MPS-to-MD Class of 2021An Unique Path to Medical School to enhance the education and training of the next generation of physicians and medical doctors with special expertise and experience in pharmaceutical sciences and clinical regulations.

Provides education and training opportunities for students interested in pursuing a career as medical doctors through a six-year pathway in drug development and pharmaceutical sciences followed by progression to CNU college of Medicine.

Admission Requirements:

  • B.S. or B.A. degree with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.2
  • Successfully pass personal interview with admissions committee from CNU-MPS Degree program and  CNU-College of Medicine

Applications to medical school are at an all time high, thus decreasing the chance of selection for interviews. Thousands of applicants must compete for a very limited number of interview spots. The MPS to MD pathway will not only strengthen your application with an advanced degree, but will also guarantee you an interview spot with CNU College of Medicine.

Benchmarks to move forward to a CNU College of Medicine interview:

  • Earn a cumulative MPS Program GPA of at least 3.5 by the spring term of the year you are applying to CNUCOM.
  • Must be in good academic and professional standing.
  • Students must maintain full-time status at MPS program.
  • Submit a primary AMCAS application to CNUCOM and a supplemental application to the CNUCOM office of admissions upon request.
  • Successfully complete the CNUCOM prerequisites, found in the general catalog and available online. Fulfill technical standards such as immunization requirements and a background check.
  • Score a 508 or higher on the MCAT.
  • Meet California requirements for professional licensure requirements, such as not DUI record.

Admission to the CNU College of Medicine through the MPS program.

Admission to the CNU College of Medicine through the MPS program is significantly increased through the MPS to MD Pathway. Past student career outcome data is provided in the chart below (60% of MPS class_2021 matriculated in CNU College of Medicine), but does not constitute a guarantee of prospective student performance.

MPS Class 2021 Career Outcomes

MPS Class 2021 Career Outcomes


Application for Fall 2022 is now opened until September 5th, 2022. The online application must be fully completed to be accepted