The Master of Physician Assistant Studies program requires a series of prerequisite classes to prepare you for the program’s coursework. All courses, except for Medical Terminology, must be at least three credit hours. Prerequisite coursework must be at a level for science majors and be completed with a grade of ‘C’ or higher. Online courses are not accepted for science courses with labs.
NEW-All prerequisites completed OR only one (1) prerequisite course outstanding at the time of application (and this includes any in-progress coursework).
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Applicants who previously matriculated in any physician assistant program in the United States are not eligible for admissions into the MPAS Program at IUPUI. No program courses will be waived for prior completion of similar courses at a foreign medical school.
Advanced Placement (AP) Credit/Dual Credit/CLEP Tests: High School Advanced Placement (AP) credit appearing on official college transcripts is accepted if the score is 3 or higher. For dual credit courses, the course title must appear on an official college transcript with a letter grade. CLEP tests are not accepted.
Class substitutions that do not cover the scope or information included in the above classes will not be accepted.
2021-2022 Application changes due to Covid-19
In response to the Coronavirus pandemic, the IU PA Admissions Committee is making the following changes to application requirements for the 2021-2022 application cycle:
Acceptance of online labs for prerequisite courses completed the following semesters:
These will be accepted for any application year.
Shadowing hours arerecommended;however, due to the ongoing pandemic, there will be no minimum number of shadowing hours required.