Physician Assistant Combined BS/MS Degree
Applicants are encouraged to apply online. At this time, we do not participate in CASPA.
Deadline: For Fall 2013, the application and all supplemental application materials must be postmarked by November 1st, 2012. Applicants are encouraged to apply earlier to receive fullest consideration.
Requirements: Be sure to review the admission requirements for this program.
Supplemental application materials:
- Provide official documentation of at least 80 hours of direct patient contact hours either through volunteer activities or employment activities.
- Position paper on the following topic: Why have you chosen the PA profession over other health professions? What qualities do you feel you would bring to the PA profession?
- Three reference forms, one of the three references should come from a health care provider or professional (i.e., a physician, RN, PA, etc.) who has observed the candidate in a health care setting (either volunteer or employed).
Interview: Following review of application materials, select applicants are invited for an interview by PA department faculty and practicing physician assistants. Only applications completed by the November 1st deadline will be considered for an interview. Interviews are typically conducted in late fall.
Decision: Decisions are mailed out within 3-4 weeks following the interview.
Community Education Project
Students in the Physician Assistant program work closely with their preceptors in identifying a project topic that is pertinent to the needs of patients during their clinical experience. The student learns how to provide effective patient education about a particular topic, and utilizes the Community Education project materials as the basis for the Poster Presentation at the end of the clinical year.