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+-Requirements and Criteria
Admission to the physician assistant studies program requires the applicant to complete the required prerequisite coursework and admission requirements listed below as well as successful completion of our on-campus interview process if invited.
Our selection process is highly competitive and is based on a combination of academic performance (GPA & GRE), quality of direct patient care experience, personal statement of intent, letters of recommendation, and performance during the personal interview.
Persons who have been dismissed from another physician assistant studies program are not eligible for consideration for admission to Chapman University's Physician Assistant Studies Program.
- Completion of a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited university or college prior to matriculation into the MMS Physician Assistant Studies Program;
- Overall cumulative GPA minimum 3.0;
- Cumulative science pre-requisite GPA minimum 2.75;
- GRE verbal and quantitative combined minimum score of at least 900;
The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) must be completed within the last 5 years from the application deadline with verbal, quantitative and analytical writing scores. A combination of scores from separate exam dates may not be utilized.
Chapman University’s institution code is 4047. A department code is not needed
- TOEFL score must meet minimum standard requirement of 80 if English is not the first language;
- Two letters of recommendation assessing the applicants’ ability to be a future health care provider (one must be from a practicing PA or physician);
- Personal statement of intent; and
- Personal interview.
Qualified applicants must have abilities and skills in the following areas: observation, communication, motor, intellectual, conceptual, integrative, quantitative, and behavior/social.
+-Advanced Placement/Transfer Credit
- There is no advanced placement permitted.
- No transfer credits are accepted from other physician assistant studies programs or other degree programs.
- No courses will be waived.
- Prerequisite coursework graded as pass/fail or credit by Advance Placement (AP) or examination will not be accepted.
- All courses in the proposed curriculum are designated as required and must be completed by every enrolled student.
Submit your application, supplemental application, and supporting documents directly to Chapman University's Office of Graduate Admission.The supporting documents include:
- All official transcripts; must include degrees posted
- GRE scores
- TOEFL scores (if English is not first language)
- Two letters of recommendation (one must be from a practicing PA or physician)
- Personal statement of intent
Personal statement of 500-750 words, 12 point font, Times New Roman; describing how personal goals are in line with the mission of the program and on how those goals will contribute to the community and to the profession.
Learn more at the Office of Graduate Admissions website.
Applicants will be selected for interviews and will be invited for an on-campus interview.
The proposed Physician Assistant Studies program is planning to host monthly information sessions to provide information about the program and the application process. Please watch the website for dates, times, and locations.
Learn more about Graduate Information Sessions.
+-Tuition and Fees
Please check back periodically for updates to the tuition and fees.