Information for Students Interested in Physician Assistant

You can find more information about physician assistant at the American Academy of Physician Assistants website.

See a listing of the accredited physician assistant programs


Prerequisites for entry into a graduate program in PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT

To be competitive for entry into a masters program in physician assistant, students must complete an undergraduate degree, complete a specified set of prerequisites and obtain hours in the field working with medical professionals. To meet the requirements for a number of programs, students complete:

  • 2-3 courses in general chemistry (Chem 121, 122, 123)
  • 1-2 courses in organic chemistry (Chem 251, 351, 352, 353) OR 1 course in biochemistry (Chem 375)
  • 1-2 courses in general physics (Physics 114, 115, 116),
  • anatomy and physiology (Bio 348, 349),
  • statistics (Math 240 or KIN 307)
  • 2-3 courses in psychology (Psych 101, Psych 230 or 250)
  • 1000+ hours of clinical experience

Download the Pre-Physician Assistant Major Guide
Preparing for Grad School


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Page Updated 02.21.2014