Physician Assistant Program - Prospective Students
The OSU-CHS PA Program is a 28-month program with 13 months of didactic training and
15 months of clinical training. If accreditation is awarded, the first class of 26
students will begin courses in July 2021.
CASPA Application Opens: April 30th, 2020
CASPA Application Closes: October 1st, 2020
Matriculation of Students: July 1st, 2021
In light of the current Covid-19 pandemic we are aware that some institutions are
offering pass/fail grades for courses completed in the Spring 2020 semester. At this
time we will accept a “pass” grade for a pre-requisite requirement. Please note that
a grade of B or above on a transcript will however make an applicant more competitive.
We will continue to evaluate this situation as it evolves and post updates here.
The CASPer exam allows us to evaluate an applicant on their personal characteristics
and professionalism skills. This is used in conjunction with academic achievements
to help us to create a holistic review of each applicant
CASPer exam scores are only valid for one application cycle
4. Obtain a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited university by the time
5. Maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
6. Complete prerequisite coursework with a B(3.0)or better at a regionally accredited university.
No more than 1 science and 1 non-science course may be in progress at the application
All prerequisite courses must be completed by December 31 of the year of application.
1. Previous healthcare experience.
While healthcare experience is not required, it is highly recommended.
Direct patient care is encouraged before applying to the program.
Shadowing a PA in practice also provides benefit.
2. Community service experience.
Applicants who are active participants in their communities, especially in rural and
While each application will be given individual attention and consideration, preference
will be given to Oklahoma residents. Furthermore, student’s who lived or live in a
rural or medically underserved area (any state) and would elect to return to that
areato provide healthcare after graduation will be given special consideration