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Frequently Asked Questions

Marshall University Physician Assistant Program

Frequently Asked Questions

Applications must be submitted to CASPA and verified by October 1, 2020.

The Marshall University PA program will admit 25 students.

That information can be found on our website’s prospective students’ page: https://jcesom.marshall.edu/students/physician-assistant-program/prospective-students/.  

The orientation week is scheduled for January 4th with the first day of class scheduled for
January 11, 2021. Orientation is required. NOTE: Marshall University Physician Assistant program has applied for Accreditation - Provisional from the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA). Marshall University anticipates matriculating its first class in January of 2021, pending achieving Accreditation - Provisional status at the June of 2020 ARC-PA meeting. Accreditation - Provisional is an accreditation status granted when the plans and resource allocation, if fully implemented as planned, of a proposed program that has not yet enrolled students appear to demonstrate the program’s ability to meet the ARC-PA Standards or when a program holding accreditation-provisional status appears to demonstrate continued progress in complying with the Standards as it prepares for the graduation of the first class (cohort) of students. The Marshall University Physician Assistant program will not commence in the event provisional accreditation is not received.

All applicants who meet minimum requirements for admission will be considered for acceptance.

While encouraged, they are not required.

This information can be included in your CASPA application, but there is not a required form to report your experience.

This information will be posted as it becomes available.

Yes. The MCAT may substitute for the GRE if it, too, is taken within five years of the time of application.

No. Clinical site assignments are the responsibility of the clinical coordinator and MUPA program.