Physician Assistant Admissions

Please Note: As of October 1, 2017, the 2017/2018 admission cycle will close for the USJ PA Studies Class of 2020. We will begin accepting applications for the 2018/2019 application cycle when CASPA opens at the end of April 2018.

Completion of the following items are required of all students who wish to apply to the USJ PA Studies Program:

  • CASPA application
    • Including 3 professional letters of recommendation
  • USJ CASPA Supplemental Application
  • Payment of $50 supplemental application fee
  • Documentation of a minimum of 250 hours in any combination of the following areas, within the last 5 years:
    • Volunteer work
    • Clinical research
    • Paid or volunteer patient care experience
    • Health care provider shadowing

Download required hours verification form.

Please note that admission to the PA Studies Program is competitive. Meeting the requirements noted below does not guarantee an interview or admission.

Applicants must have completed the following prerequisite courses:

Coursework Semester Credit Hours
Biology with Lab 8
Chemistry with Lab 8
Human Anatomy and Physiology with Lab 8
Organic Chemistry with Lab or Biochemistry 4/3
Microbiology 3
Statistics 3
Psychology 3

For each of the above courses:

  • Grade of “C” or better
    • AP Scores of 4 or 5 will be counted for completion of a course, but will not be factored into GPA calculations
  • Completed at a regionally accredited US institution
  • Cumulative prerequisite 3.0 GPA at the time of application
  • Students with no more than 2 outstanding prerequisite course requirements are eligible to apply
  • All coursework must be satisfactorily completed by Dec. 22 of the year preceding matriculation
  • All coursework must have been completed within 7 years of matriculation (Waivers may be granted after faculty consideration, on a case by case basis. To request a waiver, download and submit this form.)

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