Admission Selection Criteria
Admission to the Physician Assistant (PA) program is competitive and student selection is based on various factors, such as overall strength of academic performance, type and quality of prior health care experience, including experience working with or shadowing PAs, critical thinking capacity, and interpersonal communication skills.
The program is rigorous and applicant preparedness for admission will be assessed based on general and science course grade point average, prerequisite course work grade point average, coursework completed prior to application, and performance on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE).
Requirements for Admission to the PA Program
Attendance in the program is on a full-time basis only. No advanced standing or transfer credits will be awarded, regardless of previous professional or academic experience.
The PA program admits students into the class on a rolling admission basis. This means that at each interview session, offers are made to fill seats in the class. Under a rolling admissions process, it is possible to fill all the seats in the class before interviews are done. It is to the applicant's advantage to submit all application materials as early as possible.
Due to the intensive nature of the training, students are not able to work while attending the program.
Due to the competitive nature of the application process, meeting posted criteria for admission to the program does not guarantee a candidate will be offered an interview for the program.