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Pre-Professional Studies

Pre-Professional Studies

Physician Assistant

Physician Assistant

Indiana University does not have a degree program in physician assistant studies. However, the courses needed for admission are available at IU Northwest. Admission to most programs requires a minimum of 3 years (90 credit hours) of study at an accredited college or university. Some programs that offer a master's degree in physician assistant studies also require a bachelor's degree. The course requirements vary quite a bit, although most programs require

  • Two courses of general chemistry with the lab
  • One course in biology with the lab
  • One course in microbiology with the lab
  • Two courses in anatomy and physiology with the lab
  • Two courses in organic chemistry with the lab

Admission to a physician assistant program generally requires volunteer or paid experience in a health care setting. Applicants seeking admission to a physician assistant program should contact the school they are interested in attending for up-to-date information on specific prerequisites and admission requirements.

For further information contact the health professions advisor at (219) 980-6745.

For more information, visit the Pre-Professional Curricula page on the IU Northwest bulletin.