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Application Requirements

Prerequisite Courses

The courses below are required for admission:

Prerequisite Coursework Semester
Biochemistry 3 4
Human Anatomy* 3 4
Human Physiology* 3 4
Introduction to Psychology 3 4
Microbiology 3 4
Recommended Coursework
Statistics 3 4
Research Design 3 4
Technical Writing 3 4
Medical Terminology 3 4
Medical Ethics 3 4
Child, Developmental or Abnormal Psychology 3 4

*The Human Anatomy and Human Physiology requirements can be met by taking a combined Human Anatomy & Human Physiology I and Human Anatomy & Human Physiology II course sequence over two terms. A single combined Human Anatomy & Human Physiology course alone will not meet the prerequisite requirements.

  • You may have up to three outstanding courses (Planned or In-Progress) at the time of application.
  • The laboratory component for these courses is recommended, but not required.


  • A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution of higher education prior to matriculation into the program.
  • A minimum overall and science GPA of 2.75 is required.
  • All prerequisite coursework grades must be “C” or higher and must have been taken within the last ten years.
  • It is recommended that prerequisite coursework have been taken within the last five years.
  • If you have studied outside the US, you will need to have your transcripts evaluated for US equivalency using a service such as or


  • The Graduate Education Record (GRE) examination taken within five years of the time of application.
  • The general examination is sufficient to meet this requirement.
  • There is no minimum score for the GRE requirement. Successful candidates typically have scores above the 50th percentile in all 3 areas.
  • Please release your GRE scores to code #0276 for "Rosalind Franklin U Phys Asst CASPA".

Letters of Recommendation

  • Minimum of two, and a maximum of three letters of recommendation are required.
  • One of the letters submitted should be from an instructor who can attest to the applicant’s scholastic aptitude, and one should be from a health care professional with whom the applicant has worked.
  • All letters must be submitted to CASPA. Direct submissions to the University will not be accepted.

Computer Competency

Proficiency in basic computer skills.

Medical Terminology

Proficiency in medical terminology is expected of all students at the time of matriculation.

Patient Care

  • Prior direct patient-care related medical experience and/or shadowing PAs in clinical practice is strongly recommended.
  • Coming into the program, successful applicants typically have at least 800 hours of direct patient contact and PA shadowing experience.

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