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Students may enter the MPAS Program directly from high school; without prior college work or medical experience. This option includes three years of pre-PA coursework including prerequisite and general education courses and two years of the PA-only curriculum. Applicants must meet general University admission requirements as published in the University catalog. Selection for a seat into the Physician Assistant Program is very competitive and seats are limited. Applying early and depositing as soon as possible after admittance are both highly recommended. Contact the Office of Admissions to learn more about the admissions process.
A competitive evaluation process is used, with admission based on factors such as: SAT scores, high school GPA and a Core (English, Math, Science, Social Studies) GPA. Minimum academic requirements include a 1220 SAT/25 ACT and 3.5 GPA. Items in the applicant's file that demonstrate maturity, academic honesty, commitment to a career in health care and concern for others would also strengthen the case for admission.
Applicants who wish to enter the masters program through this path follow the procedures for undergraduate admissions.
Applicants must also be able to meet the Department of Physician Assistant Sciences student technical standards.
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