Admissions

To be considered for admission into CMU's PA Program, students must have completed or be in the final stages of completing an undergraduate degree, the prerequisite course requirements, a minimum of 100 paid direct patient care hours, and the Graduate Record Exam (GRE).

Applicants are evaluated based on their own credentials and merit.  The program does not favor any specified individuals or groups; the admission process is based on those applicants who meet or exceed the listed program requirements, with additional consideration given to those who also fit the program's mission.  Applicants who apply on time and meet the minimum prerequisite requirements are granted consideration for admission to the program, but are not guaranteed to be admitted.  However, it must be noted that Central Michigan University's Physician Assistant Program has a single Articulation Agreement with Northern Michigan University, whereby four applicants can potentially be admitted each year.

The following information highlights the average of academic and practical qualifications for enrolled students of the graduating class of 2015. This information will allow you to assess your chances of admission and help in your planning process.

Average academic and practical qualifications for the graduating class of 2015:

Cumulative GPA:    3.57
Prerequisite GPA:    3.62
GRE:                       Scores unavailable due to "revised" scoring with new exam.
Direct Patient Care Experience:    2,524

Additional Information:
Admission Requirements
Application Requirements
Policy on Advanced Credits
Pre-PA Information
Course Equivalencies
Tuition, Fellowships, Scholarships and Financial Aid

 

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