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Physician Assistant Program

Admissions ProcesS

Step 1 : Review Application Requirements

The following requirements must be met to be eligible to apply for the program:

  • A bachelor’s degree must be completed from a regionally accredited institution or an equivalent from a foreign institution. 
  • The minimum requirement for both cumulative and science GPAs is 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale).
  • The GRE is required for application to the program.
  • A minimum of 1,000 hours of direct patient care experience is required.
  • The program prerequisite requirements must be met.

For additional information please review the application requirements found here.

Step 2 : Apply

The Charleston Southern University Physician Assistant Program utilizes the Centralized Application Service for Physician Assistants (CASPA) for application processing. A supplemental application is not required. 
     CASPA Application Opens: April 27, 2017
     CASPA Application Deadline: September 1, 2017
     Classes Begin: January 2018
Get started on your CASPA Application.

Step 3 : On-Campus Interview

Interview invitations are extended to the most competitive applicants for admissions . The interviews will be held throughout the summer of 2017, and exact dates will be communicated to candidates with an offer to interview.

Step 4 : Acceptance Requirements

For the accepted applicant, the program requires a response within two weeks of the offer.  A $1000 non-refundable payment to the CSU Office of Enrollment Services (OES) is required to reserve the seat in the program at the time the offer is accepted. Instructions for payment will be provided with the acceptance letter. 

The Admissions Committee understands the importance of timely decisions and will notify all applicants of their final status. In turn, if an applicant commits to another program, we request the professional courtesy of notifying the CSU PA Program so that other candidates may be considered.
Candidates offered a position will be required to complete the following one month prior to enrollment:
      1. Official Transcripts from all College and Universities
      2. Proof of Health Insurance
      3. Technical Standards Attestation
      4. Immunization Records
      5. Background Check
      6. Urine Drug Screen
      7. Release Form for Immunizations & Background Check Form

Detailed instructions on how to complete the above requirements will be mailed to candidates in their welcome packet.


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