Physician Assistant Admissions

Admissions

The Sullivan University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences offers a unique, 24-month, year-round Master of Science in Physician Assistant program. Annually, our program accepts 50 students to begin the program each July. 

The PA program receives applications for admission and applicant credentials exclusively through the College Application Service for Physician Assistants (CASPA), a service of the Physician Assistant Education Association (PAEA). 

The first step on your journey to become a physician assistant is to meet with a member of our admissions team. Our student-centered Admissions Advisors will guide you through the admissions process. Whether you plan to apply tomorrow or a few years from now, Scott Hendrix (502) 413-8988 shendrix@sullivan.edu and Jillian Misbach (502) 413-8978 jmisbach@sullivan.edu are here to help you! 

  • The application cycle opens in late April and closes on July 31st of each calendar year in accordance with CASPA
  • CASPA Application deadline: July 15th of each calendar year (1 year prior to matriculation)
    • Applicants must have submitted their application by this date to be considered for the given cycle.
    • We encourage candidates to apply early within the cycle, well before the deadline to ensure all admissions documents are received and the application is verified in a timely fashion.
  • CASPA Application Verification Deadline: July 31st of each calendar year (1 year prior to matriculation)
    • Applicants must have all admissions documents submitted on their CASPA application and have their application fully verified by this date.

Correspondence throughout the application, interview, and admissions process is done via email. Applicants are encouraged to check their email regularly for status updates.

 

Admission Information

Minimum Prerequisites

Course

Semester Hours

Quarter Hours

English Composition

3

4.5*

Introduction to Psychology, Developmental Psychology, or Abnormal Psychology

3

4.5*

Medical Terminology (at least one hour course)

1.3

1.4*

Statistics

3

4.5*

General Chemistry I and II with General Chemistry Lab I and II

8

12

Organic Chemistry I with Lab OR Biochemistry I with Lab

4

4.5*

Microbiology

3

4.5*

Human Anatomy

3

4.5*

Human Physiology (or two courses A & P combined)

3

4.5*

TOTAL

30

44.5

Prerequisite Courses Available at Sullivan University System Schools

Prerequisite

Course to Satisfy

English Composition

ENG 101 (Composition I)

Introduction to Psychology OR

Development Psychology

PSY 214 (Introduction to Psychology) OR

PSY 274 (Developmental Psychology)

Medical Terminology

HIM 101 (Medical Terminology)

Statistics

MTH 202 (Introduction to Statistics)

Microbiology

BIO 201 (Medical Microbiology)

Human Anatomy & Physiology I

BIO 202 (Anatomy & Physiology I)

Human Anatomy & Physiology II

BIO 204 (Anatomy & Physiology II)