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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 Checklist

All electronic application materials must be received by CASPA no later than October 1.

Checks and money orders for the application fee should be made payable to Marquette University, Physician Assistant Studies and mailed to:

Physician Assistant Studies Program

Marquette University

1700 Building

P.O. Box 1881

Milwaukee, WI 53233

No updates can be submitted following the submission of the CASPA application. Applicants must apply to CASPA 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