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:
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|
For each of the above courses:
All applicants who have earned a degree from a non-US institution must meet all of the above admission requirements. They must also submit proof of the following:
|Overall Cumulative GPA||10|
|CASPA Application Review||30|
*These activities are part of an on-campus interview, by invitation only.
Applicants meeting the above requirements and who have earned a degree at USJ or currently enrolled students who have completed a minimum of 60 credits at USJ will be guaranteed an interview opportunity. However, no additional points will be added to their admissions scoring.
This preference extends to only one application cycle. To qualify for an interview in a subsequent application cycle, candidates must apply and qualify similarly to all other applicants.
The USJ PA Studies Program will utilize a rolling admissions process. As such, there is a competitive advantage to submission of verified application as early as possible in the application cycle.
The USJ PA Studies Program does not grant advance placement/standing within the program curriculum based upon previous coursework or educational/work experience.
Applicants to the USJ PA Studies Program will be required to acknowledge that they have read the technical standards prior to submitting their application.
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