If you are a current high school student, please use the undergraduate application to apply.
Students apply as freshmen for the five-year, entry-level Master's program. Within five years, students earn both a Bachelor's and a Master's degree. The admissions criteria for these applicants are posted below. Because the admissions process is very competitive, students must have a solid academic record.
Here are some additional strategies to improve your chances of gaining admission:
- Advanced Science & Math Skills: Applicants should demonstrate academic success with high-level science and math courses.
- Leadership Skills: Demonstration of leadership in school or community organizations is a benefit and strengthens your application.
- Demonstration of knowledge of the PA Profession: Applicants should understand the profession. While observing a PA in clinical practice is a great way to gain that understanding, not all prospective students may have that opportunity. Additional ways to understand the profession are to read about the career and visit the American Academy of Physician Assistants website and your local state society of physician assistants. Unlike many other PA programs, we do NOT require prospective students to shadow a PA.