Physician Assistant Studies FAQs
How many students will be admitted?
20 students will be admitted in the first cohort.
How do I apply?
Application information will be available here in April of 2021: https://www.kean.edu/offices/admissions/graduate/graduate-application-instructions/graduate-application-instructions
Do I need to complete the CASPA application?
The CASPA application is not required at this time. For the first class, students will apply through Kean University’s graduate admissions site: https://www.kean.edu/offices/admissions/graduate/graduate-application-instructions/graduate-application-instructions
Is Advanced Placement available?
No advanced standing is granted and no credit for past work or experiences is given. No advanced placement or transfer credit may be applied toward fulfilling the PA Program curriculum regardless of previous foreign, domestic, graduate or undergraduate coursework. Students must complete all PA Program course requirements. No courses in the PA Program curriculum will be waived.
What Prerequisites are there for admission?
Prerequisite information is available on the Admissions page .
Am I allowed to hold a job while I am a student in the program?
- Due to the full-time curriculum and intensity of the PA Program, students are advised to not work outside the program. Any student who does undertake such employment must understand that the requirements of the PA Program will not be altered to accommodate a work schedule.
- The program may have graduate assistants (GAs) who may assist with providing academic review sessions or participating in student recruitment events. Students who are GAs receive credit on their tuition.
- No student will be required to work for the program.
Does the program place students in their clinical sites?
Yes, the program is solely responsible for placing students in their clinical sites.. Students are not required to solicit clinical sites. Students may suggest a hospital or office-based practice for clinical experiences, but the site must be reviewed by the program before any student assignments are made.
Do I have to travel to clinical sites?
Clinical sites are all located in the State of New Jersey.
How long does each clinical rotation last?
The Internal Medicine and General Surgery clinical rotations are each 8-weeks in length. The remaining clinical experiences, Pediatrics, Women's Health, Behavioral Health, Emergency Room, Geriatrics, and Elective One and Elective Two are 4-weeks.