The St. John's University Physician Assistant Education Program
does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, national origin,
religion, age, political belief, sexual orientation, disability, or
any other factor, in its employment practices or in its policies
relating to recruitment, admissions or retention of students.
Requirements for Admission
Admission to the program is competitive. Applicants applying to
the four –year bachelor’s degree program are evaluated on their
academic record, letters of reference, personal statements and
interviews. Healthcare experience is desirable but not required.
Independent student applicants, applying to the two-year
professional phase certificate portion of the program, must
submit their application through the Central Application Service
for Physician Assistants (CASPA). All independent
students must possess a baccalaureate degree. Applicants who did
not complete high school in the United States must take the Test of
English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).
A strong science background is recommended in this competitive
applicant pool. Candidate are encouraged to take classes such as
pathology, biochemistry, pharmacology, ethics and biostatistics.
Minimum requirements for all applicants include 16
credits in the basic sciences taken within 5 years of entry into
this program. This includes:
- Microbiology with lab - one semester
- Anatomy and Physiology with lab two semesters
- Chemistry with lab- one semester
- Applications must be received by November 1.
Advance standing is not granted.