Master of Physician Assistant Studies Admission Requirements


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.

Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)

All applicants who were born outside of the United States and who did not graduate from a United States high school will be required to submit internet-based TOEFL (iBT) scores with their application.  A minimum total score of 100 (with at least 25 in each section) is required.  The Educational Testing Service (ETS) code for submitting your score to CASPA is 3709.

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

Significant Personal Experiences

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