Undergraduate students must complete the first two years of the pre-physician assistant curriculum prior to beginning the PA program. (see Undergraduate Bulletin Pre-Physician Assistant Studies section for curriculum). Students may apply as early as the fall semester of their sophomore year.
Admitted students will complete their undergraduate degree in Biomedical Sciences within the first two years of the physician assistant program. A Master of Physician Assistant Studies will be awarded upon graduation from the PA program.
Criteria to be considered an Internal PA Candidate (Effective for Fall 2017 Application Cycle):
Candidates must be on track for a Biomedical Sciences degree following the published pre-PA curriculum. Undergraduate applicants who transfer from another institution must have a minimum of 30 total credit hours (2 semesters), including at least 12 credits of science prerequisites for the PA program completed at Marquette and applied toward the undergraduate biomedical science major prior to submission of the PA application. All internal applicants must be current with their biomedical science undergraduate degree, as outlined by their undergraduate biomedical sciences advisor.
Requirements also include:
Although there are no requirements as to the format or content of the three reference letters we require, we do have some suggestions as to who these references might come from:
Meeting the admission requirements and completing the academic prerequisites does not guarantee admission to the Physician Assistant Program. Marquette's PA program accepts students from a large pool of highly qualified, diverse applicants and is a competitive process.
Undergraduate transfer students interested in applying must contact the Assistant Dean at the College of Health Sciences Deanís Office for course approvals and advising.