Physician Assistant Studies Admission Requirements
Meeting or exceeding the admission requirements does not guarantee an interview or admission to the program.
- Baccalaureate degree (or foreign equivalent) from an accredited institution.
- Official transcripts from all institutions attended (this includes transcripts that reflect transfer credit)
- Minimum cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
- Prerequisite minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
- Healthcare Experience of a minimum of 250 hours (can be fulfilled by volunteering, shadowing
- PAs/Physicians, work as medical scribe, physical therapy aide, patient care technician, pharmacy technician, ophthalmology technician, or EMT). All candidates considered for admission must have spent at least 20 hours of the 250 required hours shadowing or working with a certified PA.
- GRE General Exam – competitive candidates are those who achieve scores approaching 40th percentile and above in each test area. MCAT scores cannot be substituted for GRE
- Three letters of recommendation – one should be from a course professor and one should be from a PA-C that you either worked with or shadowed
- Personal Statement: Please review Kean University's Mission Statement and the Physician Assistant Studies Program Mission Statement. In your personal statement discuss how you would contribute to the Missions of the University and the PA Program as a student and graduate of the program. (Your response should be written in a 12-point font, double spaced and be of a length no longer than 2 pages)
- Professional Resume or CV
- Official TOEFL or IELTS scores or Duolingo score report. English Test is required of all international students.
- Personal interview – it is expected that interviews will be granted to candidates who exceed admission criteria. Being granted an interview with the Admissions Committee does not guarantee admission to the PA Program".
- $75.00 application fee (non-refundable)
Prerequisite courses: qualified candidates required to have a C or better in each prerequisite course. Qualified candidates will not have more than two grades of C in their prerequisite courses.
- Human Anatomy*
- Human Physiology*
- General Biology*
- General Chemistry I and II*
- Statistics (or Calculus)
- General Psychology
- Medical Terminology**
*All science courses must have a laboratory component; Human Anatomy and Human Physiology may be taken as a combined course, i.e., Human Anatomy and Physiology I and II. All prerequisite courses must be on-campus courses in the US and courses must be taken within the past 7 years of anticipated matriculation.
**Medical terminology may be taken as an on-line course.