Students seeking admission to the PA Program must submit the following documented evidence:

  1. All applicants must apply through the Centralized Application Service for Physician Assistants (CASPA) and meet the published admission criteria.
  2. All applicants to the AZ program are required to complete the online situational judgement test: Computer Based Assessment for Sampling Personal Characteristics (CASPer).  Official scores must be received by the Office of Admissions no later than November 1st.
    • For additional information about the CASPer, please visit
  3. Minimum cumulative science and overall GPA of 3.00 on a 4.00 scale.
  4. Scores from the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) general test submitted directly to CASPA under code 0508 by October 1st. Scores may also be submitted to the Office of Admissions by November 1st using the Midwestern University institution code 4160.
    • Only test scores earned in the last five years are acceptable
    • Applicants are expected to achieve a score at or above the 50th percentile in each section
    • For additional information about the GRE, contact Educational Testing Services (ETS) at 609/771-7670 or 866/473-4373 or visit
  5. Completion of prerequisite courses as listed below from regionally accredited colleges or universities.
    • All prerequisite courses must be completed with a grade of a C or better
    • Life experience credits do not count toward fulfillment of any prerequisite courses
    • Courses in which "credit" or grades of "pass" are earned will be counted only when applicants can provide verification that the earned grades were equivalent to grades of C or better (grades of C- are not acceptable)
  6. Completion of prerequisite courses prior to matriculation.
  7. Applicants must determine which prerequisites are missing and which courses must be taken to fulfill any outstanding prerequisites.
  8. Completion of a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university before matriculation.
  9. Motivation for and commitment to health care as demonstrated by paid direct patient care hours, volunteer work, shadowing, or other life experiences.
  10. Demonstration of service and leadership through community service or extracurricular activities.
  11. Oral and written communication skills necessary to interact with patients and colleagues.
  12. Satisfactory Midwestern University criminal background check.
  13. Commitment to abide by the Midwestern University Drug-Free Workplace and Substance Abuse Policy.
  14. Successful completion of all required immunizations prior to matriculation.
  15. The applicant must meet the technical standards prior to matriculation.

Prerequisite Courses



*Biology with lab (must include at  least 4 hours of Anatomy)

8 Sem/12 Qtr hours

*General Chemistry with lab

8 Sem/12 Qtr hours

*Organic Chemistry with lab

4 Sem/6 Qtr hours

Math (college algebra or above)

3 Sem/4 Qtr hours

English Composition

6 Sem/9 Qtr hours

Social and Behavioral Sciences (sociology, psychology, anthropology, etc.)

6 Sem/ 9 Qtr hours


3 Sem/4 Qtr hours

*Biochemistry (not required, but strongly recommended)

4 Sem/6 Qtr hours

* All science prerequisites must be courses designed for science majors. No survey courses will fulfill science prerequisites. No online labs will be accepted.