Prerequisites

All prerequisite courses must be passed with a grade of "C" or better and be completed prior to matriculation.  Applicants must possess a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 and a science GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. Applicants may apply with up to two outstanding prerequisites.

Courses Number of Credits Lab Required
Anatomy & Physiology I 4 yes
Anatomy & Physiology II 4 yes
Chemistry I 4 yes
Chemistry II 4 yes
Biology 4 yes
Microbiology 4 yes
Statistics 3 n/a
Psychology 3 n/a

Recommended Courses (not required): Genetics, Immunology, Organic Chemistry, Biochemistry and/or Cell Biology, Nutrition, Sociology.

Additional Considerations for Admission

After verifying that the minimum requirements for admission are met (see above), the program will evaluate each candidate’s academic achievements, personal attributes and experiences. Factors given specific consideration are listed below. Please note that none of these factors, alone or in combination, guarantees admission. However, all else being equal, candidates who demonstrate a greater number of these factors will generally be in a better position for an interview and for admission. The admissions committee will consider these factors, along with the quality of the interview, to make recommendations for admission. Interviews are a requirement for admission to the program.

Additional Favorable Academic Achievements

  • Overall GPA or Science GPA of 3.5 and above
  • Induction into Golden Key International, National Scholars Honor Society, Phi Kappa Phi and/or Phi Beta Kappa
  • Research, publications or presentations
  • Advanced degrees or training 
  • A combination of three or more basic healthcare training activities such as CPR, EMT, CNA, PALS, etc.

Significant Personal Experiences

  • Overcoming significant life adversities and struggles
  • Multi-lingual ability
  • Work Experience
    • Military or government service (including spouse)
    • Voluntary service
    • Medical or healthcare experience
    • Experience with underserved populations (paid or volunteer)
  • Franklin Pierce University student or alumni
  • Resident of Vermont or New Hampshire
  • From an underserved or rural area or extensive experience with populations from underserved/rural areas

CONTACT
Master of Physician Assistant Studies(603) 298-6617

Office Hours

Mon - Fri:
8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

or by appointment