Application Requirements

In order to be eligible for admission, a bachelor's degree in any discipline from an accredited U.S. institution is required.  In addition, students must fulfill the following:

  • Submit GRE test scores (Institution Code 4275).

  • Have a minimum cumulative undergraduate and prerequisite grade point average of 3.0.

  • Complete all prerequisite courses with a grade of C or higher.

  • Complete 80 hours of experience in a clinical setting (paid or unpaid). Health care experience obtained to meet requirements for any course or degree program may not be counted toward the 80 hours of experience in a clinical setting. Examples of qualifying health care experience include shadowing a physician or physician assistant and working as a patient care aid, medical assistant, respiratory/occupational/physical therapist, paramedic, emergency medical technician, or scribe. Applicants logging more than the minimum of 80 hours will not receive additional preference in the admission selection process. Please note that individuals with hands-on patient care experience and those with decision-making responsibility will receive additional preference (see Selection Processsection for details).  All healthcare experience must have been obtained no earlier than the freshman year of college.

  • Three letters of recommendation (one from a college or university professor, one from a supervisor of the clinical experience including evidence of how the student contributed to the delivery of care, and a third from either of the two preceding categories).