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For application consideration you need to have completed the following pre-requisite courses 

All pre-requisite courses need to be completed at a regionally accredited college or university. 

All courses need to be completed with a grade of B (3.0) or better. 

We do accept advanced placement credit for prerequisites if the credit has been accepted by the applicant’s institution and is listed on their official academic transcript. 

Required Coursework 

1. Chemistry 

  • Two semesters with at least 1 semester of lab 

2. College Algebra (or higher) 

  • One semester 

3. Human Anatomy 

  • One semester (Cadaver anatomy preferred but not required) 
  • Combined courses of anatomy and physiology are accepted but applicants are required to complete two semesters 

4. Human Physiology 

  • Combined courses of anatomy and physiology are accepted but applicants are required to complete two semesters 

5. Microbiology 

  • One semester 
  • Courses will have titles such as Introduction to Microbiology, General Microbiology, Microbiology, etc 

6. Psychology 

  • Two semesters 
  • Courses will have titles such as Elements of Psychology, Introduction to Psychology, Abnormal Psychology, Developmental Psychology, etc 

7. Upper Division Science 

  • Two semesters of 3000-4000 level coursework 
  • Course will have title such as: Biochemistry, cell biology, genetics, histology, immunology, pathogenic microbiology, virology, etc 

Recommended Coursework 

1. Medical Terminology 

2. Biochemistry 


Oklahoma State University has applied for Accreditation – Provisional from the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA). Oklahoma State University anticipates matriculating its first class in July 2021, pending achieving Accreditation – Provisional status at the March 2021 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 the program holding accreditation-provisional status appears to demonstrate continued progress in complying with the Standards as it prepared for the graduation of the first class (cohort) of student