BS/MS Physician Assistant Program Students
Students applying for the BS/MS Physician Assistant Program will need an academic GPA of a 3.5, which will be recalculated using academic course work and an SAT score of 1100 or an ACT of 22. Applications to the program must be complete and submitted by December 1.
As a result of the competitive nature of the Master of Physician Assistant Studies program, not all students meeting the minimum requirements will be offered an interview and not all those interviewed will be offered a place in the BS/MS Physician Assistant Program. Students who have graduated from Elizabethtown College and meet all of the application requirements will be offered a mandatory interview. An interview does not guarantee admission to the program.
2022-2023 Interview dates:
- December 14
- December 16
- January 4
- January 6
- A minimum of 6 credits in General Biology with labs
- A minimum of 6 credits in Anatomy and Physiology with labs
- A minimum of 3 credits in Microbiology with a lab
- A minimum of 3 credits in General Chemistry with a lab
- A minimum of 3 credits in Organic Chemistry with a lab
- A minimum of 3 credits in Statistics
- A minimum of 3 credits in General/Introductory Psychology
A Bachelor Degree from an Accreditation U.S. College or University is required. Pre-Requisite GPA must be at least a 3.0 with a desired overall GPA of a 3.0 and no course grade below a C. Students applying as a Graduate Student to the Physician Assistant program are required to submit GRE. Ideally, a student should have composite score of 300. The MCAT can be submitted in place of the GRE, with an ideal score of 500. GREs are not required for any applicant that has a completed Master or Doctorate Degree. Students must also complete a minimum of 200 healthcare exposure hours (including PA-C shadowing).
Due to the competitive nature of the Physician Assistant Program, not all candidates will be offered an interview or admission into the Elizabethtown program.
The 2023 application is now closed. For 2024 application information, please check back in spring, 2023.
Health Care Exposure Information
Health care exposure can be a paid or volunteer experience. A variety of healthcare exposures are accepted and considered. A minimum of 200 hours of patient care exposure is required, with a minimum of 20 hours of shadowing a certified Physician Assistant. The healthcare experience hours must be satisfied for the application to be considered complete. Click here to download the full Health Care Exposure Information document.
Admission and Enrollment Practices Favoring Specified Individuals or Groups
Students who have graduated from Elizabethtown and meet all of the application requirements will be offered additional points to obtain an interview for admission. The Elizabethtown Physician Assistant Program is also dedicated to recruiting and accepting veterans into the program. Qualified veterans, who served in a medical capacity in the military, meet the minimum admission criteria, and have applied to the program will be guaranteed an interview. All applicants, regardless of their military affiliation, must meet the admissions requirements outlined on our website.