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.
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.
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.