Admission Requirements

Admission into the professional Physician Assistant (PA) Program requires an undergraduate degree and prerequisite courses in the sciences. Most prospective PA students will pursue a science-based undergraduate degree; however, any undergraduate major is acceptable as long as the prerequisites are completed. The University of Evansville (UE) offers a strong undergraduate preparation. Several currently developed degree options for prospective PA students include biology, biochemistry, chemistry, clinical laboratory science, exercise science, neuroscience, and public health.

Prerequisite Courses

Due the COVID-19 pandemic, many Universities have enabled students to take undergraduate courses during the spring & summer 2020 semesters as pass/fail. However, the UEPA Program will only accept letter grades for our listed pre-requisite courses. This applies to all applicants, via both Pathways 1 and 2.

All prerequisite science courses must be designed for science majors, other courses will not be accepted.

  • General/Inorganic Chemistry (with lab)-two semesters
  • Organic Chemistry (with lab)-two semesters
  • General Biology (with lab)-one semester
  • Microbiology (with lab)-one semester
  • Anatomy and Physiology (with lab)-two semesters
    • May include one semester of anatomy and one semester of physiology or two semesters of combined anatomy and physiology
    • May be comparative anatomy and/or physiology
  • Social Science-two semesters
    • Psychology – one semester
    • Any other social science (e.g. sociology, anthropology, etc.)
  • Medical Terminology

University of Evansville Prerequisite Course Descriptions/Equivalents

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Admission to the Physician Assistant Program

Entry into the professional phase is a very competitive process based on both quantitative and qualitative variables. At the University of Evansville there are two admission pathways into the Physician Assistant (PA) Program.

Minimum Application Requirements (ALL):

  • Submit a completed CASPA application.
    • The application for January 2021 entry into the PA Program will be available on April 30, 2020.
    • To be considered for an interview, the application must designated in CASPA as COMPLETE status by August 1, 2020.
    • Verification of an application by CASPA could take four weeks.
  • Successful completion of CASPer online assessment
  • Three letters of recommendation submitted through CASPA (up to 5 are allowed)
  • Completion of a bachelor’s degree by time of matriculation into the PA Program.
    • Applicants may apply prior to obtaining their degree.
    • There are no specific required degree or majors to gain entrance.
  • A minimum GPA of 3.0 (both overall and prerequisite).
  • A grade of C or higher in all prerequisite course work. A grade of C- does not meet the requirement.
  • All but two prerequisite courses must be completed at time of application submission.
    • The remaining prerequisites must be completed by the end of the fall semester (December) prior to entering the program.
    • Final transcripts must be submitted no later than December 21.
  • Complete an on-campus interview.
  • Meet technical standards.
    • UE welcomes all students and will provide reasonable accommodations to those students with documented need to meet this standard.
  • Complete a criminal background check.
    • Criminal background checks are required each year for physician assistant students.
  • Healthcare Experience
    • There are NO requirements for prior healthcare experience.
  • Special Populations
    • The University of Evansville Physician Assistant Program does not recognize any special populations.
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Students selected for the B/PA Program must meet additional requirements throughout their undergraduate experience to maintain their position. See Pathway 1: B/PA Program.

The University of Evansville Physician Assistant Program reserves the right to make all final admission decisions.

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Office Phone:
812-488-3400

Office Email:
pa@evansville.edu

Office Location:
Stone Family Center for Health Sciences, 515 Bob Jones Way, Room 3001, Evansville, IN 47708