Midwestern University Partnership Provides Aurora University Students Path to Advanced Degrees

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January 03, 2023 | Midwestern University

A new articulation agreement offers qualified Aurora University undergraduate students the opportunity to interview for advanced healthcare degree programs at Midwestern University.

In a broad collaboration, Midwestern University and Aurora University (AU) have partnered to provide AU students a path to an advanced degree for any of Midwestern University’s 11 healthcare professional programs in Illinois and Arizona. The agreement marks the first time both universities have affiliated across such a wide swath of programs.

The two universities reached an articulation agreement that offers qualified AU undergraduate students a guaranteed interview at Midwestern University to enter graduate programs for clinical psychology, dental medicine, occupational therapy, optometry, osteopathic medicine, pharmacy, physical therapy, physician assistant studies, podiatry, speech-language pathology, or veterinary medicine.

Students have the option of enrolling at Midwestern University’s campuses in Downers Grove, Illinois, or in Glendale, Arizona, depending on the program.

“We are excited to collaborate with Midwestern University in this unique partnership that will allow our graduates to make successful transitions into health professional and medical schools,” said Aurora University President Rebecca L. Sherrick, Ph.D. “This partnership makes further meaning of AU’s historic traditions of educating students in the helping and healing professions and contributing to improving society as a whole.”

“Midwestern University is excited to add Aurora University to our growing list of academic partnerships that provide students with a clear pathway to a variety of rewarding and in-demand healthcare careers,” said Kathleen H. Goeppinger, Ph.D., President and Chief Executive Officer of Midwestern University. “This unique articulation agreement reflects our commitment to our community and upholds our mission to educate the next generation of healthcare professionals.”

The agreement takes effect with the AU class enrolling in fall 2023. To qualify, students must meet both general and program-specific requirements, including minimum GPA and Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT) scores. The requirements vary according to the medical program for which students apply.