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Becoming a physician assistant requires academic rigor and exacting skills. Our program seeks applicants with excellent academic backgrounds, along with strong interpersonal skills and maturity. Prior health care experience is also an indicator of a career commitment to clinical practice. The admission process considers each applicant's strengths and selects those best qualified to meet our program's mission.

Admission Requirements

MU PA Application

Supplemental Application Form (PDF)

The deadline to submit a complete application is October 1st. Applicants must apply through the Central Application Service for Physician Assistants (CASPA) by October 1st. Marquette University also requires the submission of a supplemental application to be mailed directly to the program, concurrent with the CASPA submission, by the same deadline of October 1st. Applicants must apply to CASPA for the same year they are seeking admission. The PA program does not accept any deferments.

Selection Factors

The program currently admits 55 students per class consisting of a target class makeup of 27 +/- 5 being Marquette undergraduate students.

Immunization Requirements: The Physician Assistant program requires that students have health screening and immunizations according to current CDC recommendations for health professionals by the time they begin the program. See here.

*Note: We do not accept transfer of students from other Physician Assistant programs for advanced standing. These students must also meet all the admission requirements and complete the entire physician assistant curriculum if accepted. There are no opportunities for advanced placement.



Contact Marquette's Physician Assistant Program

Email the department

Marquette University Physician Assistant Studies
1700 Building, 1700 W. Wells St.
P.O. Box 1881
Milwaukee WI 53201-1881

Phone: (414) 288-5688
FAX: (414) 288-7951