What Is The Application Process?
The three year BS/MS Program in PA Studies is designed to accommodate 40 students per cohort. Students are interviewed in depth by representatives of the PA Program as part of the admissions process to the college and are approved to enter the College as PA majors and begin the pre-PA curriculum. Second Degree candidates seeking direct admission to the PA Program, are invited to interview prior to the beginning of the PA Program in June.
For all applicants, previous health care experience is not required but strengthens the application. Students entering as PA majors must maintain specific academic standards for enrollment in the PA Program. These include a minimum GPA of 3.0 per semester, a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.2, and a minimum cumulative science GPA of 3.0 (with a grade of C+ or higher per course) to enter the PA Program.
After completion of the two-year prerequisite coursework at Wagner College, students interview for continuation into the PA Program. Those who have completed the required prerequisite education and maintained a cumulative index of 3.2 or higher as well as a cumulative science index of 3.0 or higher (with a grade of C+ or higher per course) will be interviewed for continuation into the three-year Wagner College PA Program.
In addition, students must participate in a minimum of 100 hours of community service activities (or a minimum of 25 hours per semester of community service). No separate application form is needed at this phase. Students confirmed for admission to the PA Program must complete all prerequisite requirements and maintain the above indices to commence the PA Program. Incoming transfer/second degree students must meet the same educational requirements and academic standards prior to admission.