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Program Application Requirements

To apply to our physician assistant (PA) program, you must submit an application online through the Central Application Service for Physician Assistants (CASPA). When applying through CASPA, simply select Monmouth University from the list of schools, and your completed application will then be sent to our admission office. Any applications sent directly to Monmouth University will not be considered.

Applications will be available through CASPA beginning July 1. All materials must be verified by CASPA by January 15. The verification process typically takes four weeks; we recommend that all required documents be submitted to CASPA by early December.

Applicants must also submit a Monmouth University Supplemental Application which includes technical standards acknowledgement. Please submit all additional supporting materials (e.g., transcripts, letters of recommendation, autobiographical statement) through the CASPA system. Your GRE scores can be submitted directly to us through CASPA. Use the Designated Institution Code 3880 and your scores will be included with your application.

For more information on admission, please see our Frequently Asked Questions section.

A candidate for admission to Monmouth’s Master of Science in Physician Assistant program will be required to:

  1. Submit a completed Central Application Service for Physician Assistants (CASPA) application.
  2. Possession of a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university.
  3. A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale from all institutions and a minimum 3.0 in prerequisite courses.
  4. Successful completion of the following prerequisite courses with a grade of “C” or better: Human Anatomy and Physiology I and II; Chemistry I and Chemistry II; Biology I; Microbiology (all science courses must have laboratory component); General Psychology; and any one of the following math courses: pre-calculus, calculus, or statistics.
  5. A minimum of 200 documented hours of shadowing/volunteering/clinical work experience.
  6. Complete the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) in the past five years. There is no specific score needed for consideration, however, competitive applicants have scores above the 50th percentile in each of the three areas; Verbal, Quantitative and Analytical Writing.
  7. Signed Technical Standards Acknowledgement and a $50 Monmouth University application fee.
  8. Personal interview with the Admissions Committee.
  9. Complete a background check prior to matriculation.

Anatomy and Physiology requirement can be fulfilled by combined Human Anatomy and Physiology I and II courses.

Preference will be given to students enrolled in Monmouth’s biology and health studies programs who meet the admission criteria.

Students educated overseas must have their credits evaluated by a reputable transcript evaluation service. Students whose native language is not English must provide an english proficiency score meeting the University’s requirements.

Meeting minimal requirements does not guarantee an interview with the Admissions Committee nor guarantee admission to the program.

Applications are reviewed on space-available basis and applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. We recommend that you submit your application as early as possible, as space in our program is limited. The program does not grant advanced standing for prior course work or experiential learning.

For additional program information, visit our FAQ page.