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Physician Assistant Dual Admission Program

Dual Admission – Physician Assistant

Bachelor's Degree and Master of Medical Science in Physician Assistant Degree

The physician assistant degree is a six-year program in which students will receive a bachelor's degree and a master of medical science (M.M.S.) in Physician Assistant. Candidates will follow a prescribed four-year course of study in any undergraduate major and 27 months of training in the PA program at the College of Health Care Sciences.

OVERVIEW OF REQUIREMENTS
Degrees: Bachelor's Degree and Master of Medical Science (M.M.S.) in Physician Assistant
Years to Complete 4+27 months
Preadmission Interview Yes (Shark Preview Competition Weekend)
Dual Admission Deadline Fall 2017 : February 1, 2017
High School Requirements
GPA 3.5 weighted
ACT/SAT 25 composite ACT or 1220 total SAT. For SAT attempts prior to March 2016, a total score of 1150 is acceptable.
Student Type Day
Years Math
Years Science
Years English
2
3
4
Required Courses Biology*, Chemistry, Algebra II
NSU UNDERGRADUATE REQUIREMENTS TO ENTER PROFESSIONAL PROGRAM
Major / Course Reqs. Any bachelor's degree, prescribed program prerequisites will be communicated upon admission.
Cumulative GPA 3.2
Science GPA 3.2
Minimum Grade in each Prerequisite Course C
Required Test Score GRE - No less than the mean score of the previous year's entering class in each component.
Graduate Application Yes
Degree Required Yes
Credits Required 120

Transfer students are not eligible to apply to the Health and Medical Professions dual admission programs. Only students coming to NSU in the fall semester as freshmen first time in college applicants are eligible to apply.  

Calculation of cumulative and science GPA for the purpose of program eligibility for dual admission will not reflect the "grade forgiveness/repeated courses" policy, all grades for retaken courses will be included.

Please be advised that a student's initial course placement in mathematics, science or composition may impact the timing of the completion of all dual admission prerequisites and major courses, and could result in the need to take summer courses.

Final determination of admission into the professional program is at the discretion of the receiving college.

* Anatomy and Physiology, and Living Environment may be substituted for Biology