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.
To apply for OSU PA Program
Complete application via CASPA beginning in late April
Complete prerequisite coursework with a B or better at a regionally accredited university.
No more than 1 science and 1 non-science course may be in progress at the time of
All prerequisite courses must be completed by December 31st of the year of application.
Obtain a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited university by the time
Maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
Complete prerequisite coursework with a B or better:
Chemistry: 2 semesters with at least 1 lab
Anatomy (cadaver lab preferred, but not required)
Combined courses of Anatomy & Physiology are accepted. Applicants are required to
have 2 semesters of A&P.
Biology: 2 semesters of upper division electives
Psychology: 2 semesters
College algebra or higher
Not required but recommended:
Submit a Personal Statement
3 Letters of recommendation
Recommend at least one letter from a healthcare professional
Complete the GRE exam within the past 3 years. Scores must be forwarded to CASPA.
Complete CASPer exam. Scores must be forwarded to CASPA.
OSU PA Program does not consider applicants seeking advanced placement based on the
sequential nature of the existing curriculum.
The Admissions Committee thoroughly reviews all applicants’ information. Preference
will be given to:
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.
Community service experience.
Applicants who are active participants in their communities, especially in rural and
Residing in rural/underserved Oklahoma
Residing in underserved/rural communities outside of Oklahoma