BS/MS Dual Acceptance Program
The university offers dual admission to both the PA Program and the biology major with a concentration in PA Studies. This program is limited to 5 seats per year.
- High school GPA greater than or equal to 3.5 on a 4 point scale, or equivalent
- SAT score greater than or equal to 1250 or ACT score greater than or equal to 26
- 1-2 page paper about experiences shadowing a PA for a total of 10 hours
- 1-2 page paper about medical interest in voluntary work, organization activity or training
- 1 reference from a PA-C
- 1 reference from a physician
- Approval by the PA Admissions Committee after an interview
- Applications MUST be accepted by BOTH the university and the Department of PA Studies
Begin your application by contacting the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. Admissions counselors will then direct your application to the Department of PA Studies for further review.
After enrollment into the university you will be assigned an advisor who will help you declare a Biology Major with a concentration in PA Studies. After completing the bachelor’s degree, you will proceed directly into the master's degree curriculum of PA Studies with no additional application process
- 1000 hours of approved patient care experience prior to enrollment in the master’s degree curriculum of the PA Program*
- BS degree must be completed prior to beginning the master’s degree curriculum of the PA Program
- All course grades beyond high school must be "C" or better
- Maintain an undergraduate GPA greater than or equal to 3.5
- Students will have no disciplinary actions recorded by the Office of Student Life.
- Comply will all enrollment requirements of the professional phase (master’s degree curriculum) of the PA Program
- Complete an application using the Central Application Service for Physician Assistants (CASPA) in the fall of the senior year prior to the December 1 deadline.
- Submit a non-refundable tuition deposit by March 1 prior to enrolling in the master’s degree curriculum of the program
*Note: The PA Admissions Committee requires paid patient care experience involving direct patient contact (such as Certified Nursing Assistant) to meet this standard. Questions regarding approval of patient care experience should be directed to the PA department.
Any student not meeting progression standards will forfeit their reserved seat in the master’s degree curriculum of the program but can apply for admission to the PA class in the regular admissions process.