Admission RequirementsBachelor of Science in Premedical Health Studies—Physician Assistant Pathway (BS/MPAS)
First-Time First-Year Entry
First-year applicants can view their admission requirements on the Undergraduate Applicants page.
Transfer Student Entry
Students with 12 or more college credits may transfer into the first or second year of the program. Courses must have been completed at a regionally accredited college or university with a grade of C or better for transfer. Math and science courses taken more than ten years prior to the anticipated date of matriculation to MCPHS will not be accepted.
While there are no specific required courses for entry into the first year of our program, the admission committee will look for success in any math and science courses you have already taken. If you complete any of the courses listed below, you may receive transfer credit and your first year course load may be lighter. However, due to the block registration nature of MCPHS programs, entering the first year of the program with transfer credits will not change the total length of your program. Courses, other than elective courses, may not be moved forward in your schedule.
Required Courses For Entry to Year II:
Linked courses are available through the MCPHS School of Professional Studies.
- General Biology I & II with lab (8 credits)
- General Chemistry I & II with lab (8 credits)
- Calculus I & II (8 credits)
- Expository Writing I & II (6 credits)
- American Culture, Identity, and Public Life (3 credits) (Acceptable substitutions include Introduction to Sociology or upper-level sociology course)
Additional Courses Accepted for Transfer Credit:
- General Elective (3 credits) (Acceptable courses include History, English, Fine Arts, Philosophy, Government, Ethics, Foreign Language, Psychology, Religious Studies, Anthropology, Communications, and Economics)
- Social Science elective (3 credits) (Acceptable courses include History, Political Science/Government, Anthropology, Upper-level Sociology, American Studies, Women Studies, Ethnic Studies, Geography, Economics)
Progressing Into the Master of Physician Assistant Studies program
First-time freshman and transfer students interested in progressing though the 3+3 pathway to the graduate program are required to submit an admission application for the Master of Physician Assistant Studies program at the beginning of the third year of the Premedical Health Studies Pathway program. All students who meet the minimum GPA, patient care experience hours, and course requirements will be guaranteed an interview for admission. For additional guidance on graduate admission requirements and steps through the pathway, matriculated pathway students should contact the internal admission counselor.