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New MUSC PA Program Admission Requirements Announced

Saturday, February 13, 2016   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Janet Jordan
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New MUSC PA Program Admission Requirements Announced


As a likely mentor of individuals preparing to enter the MUSC PA program, MUSC wants to make you aware of important changes to the Physician Assistant Studies (PAS) admissions requirements. The PAS program at MUSC will be implementing new admission requirements for students entering the program in May 2018 (applying between July 1 and September 15, 2017). As you may know, we initially planned to implement the new admission requirements in the upcoming admission cycle (July 1 to September 15, 2016) and move to use of the Centralized Application Service for Physician Assistant (CASPA). However, after further consideration of the impact of these changes on prospective students, we have decided to delay implementation of the new admission requirements and migration to CASPA until 2017, when applicants will apply for matriculation in May 2018. We apologize for any confusion, but we hope this delay will provide sufficient time for interested prospective students to meet the new requirements.


Admissions Requirements for PAS Applicants Entering May 2017

(Application Cycle 2016-2017):


   Applications should be made directly through the MUSC Office of Enrollment Management (OEM). CASPA will not be used this year.

   Application opens: July 1, 2016

   Application deadline: September 15, 2016 (No rolling admissions)

   A bachelor’s degree is NOT required for application or acceptance.

   Prerequisite courses will remain at 91 semester hours found at this link.

                            The 91 hours must be completed by matriculation; applicants can be delinquent no more than 16 of the 91 hours at the application deadline.

                            The 91 hours of prerequisite courses must be completed within the past 10 years.

   Click here to view the 2016-2017 cycle Admissions Requirements Webpage. 


Admissions Requirements for PAS Applicants Entering May 2018

(Application Cycle 2017-2018):


   We will begin using the CASPA in addition to the MUSC Supplemental Application.

                            Applicants must submit an application through CASPA and must also submit a completed MUSC Supplemental Application to the MUSC Office of Enrollment Management (Application deadline will be released in early 2017.) The CASPA website can be found at this link.

   Earn bachelor’s degree by matriculation. Exceptions will not be considered.

   30 hours of prerequisite courses listed at this link.  (This is a decrease from the previous 91 hours required.)

                            All prerequisite courses must be completed with grades of “C” or better.

                            Prerequisite courses for which credit was awarded by examination only are not acceptable toward any of the prerequisite courses (ex: AP courses, CLEP courses).

    Click here to view the 2017-2018 cycle Admissions Requirements Webpage. 


For questions related to PAS admissions for the 2016-2017 or the 2017-2018 cycle please reach the program’s Student Services Coordinator, Dave Evatt, at or at 843-792-3775.

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