Pre-enrollment Support Program: Physician Assistant Studies

Marquette University offers a master in physician assistant studies degree as its only academic track into the profession through its Department of Physician Assistant Studies. Students earn a bachelor of science degree in biomedical sciences and a master of science degree in physician assistant studies during our five-year program.

Curriculum

This curriculum encompasses two pre-professional years often completed on our campus followed by a three-year professional phase. The latter is comprised of 21 months of didactic course work and 12 months of clinical clerkship experience. Students holding college degrees, including appropriate prerequisite course work, and acceptable health care experience, may apply directly to the three-year professional phase of our P.A. program.

Admissions

We are looking for students with strong interpersonal skills and maturity. Prior healthcare experience and familiarity with the P.A. profession indicates a career commitment to clinical practice. As the final step in the selection process, applicants are interviewed on campus.

Academic requirements

  • Suggested cumulative GPA and science GPA 3.0
  • GRE: degree holders or junior standing or above
  • Previous SAT/ACT: sophomore standing
  • 200 hours of volunteer and/or paid health care experience

Prerequisite course work credits

COURSE WORK CREDITS
General chemistry 8 credits
Organic chemistry or biochemistry 3/4 credits
Biology 6 credits
Electives 44 credits
TOTAL 63-64 total credits

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Physician Assistant student

Curriculum

The curriculum includes the opportunity to take course work in the following majors:

Contact

For more information about Marquette's Health Careers Opportunity Program, please contact us at (414) 288-5505 or via email.

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