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Frequently Asked Questions

What degree and major is required for admission?

Applicants must have completed a baccalaureate degree prior to matriculation or meet the requirements for the Pre-Physician Assistant track. There is not a required major. Applicants may have majored in any subject as long as they meet the course prerequisites with satisfactory GPA of 3.0 or higher.

What are the specific GRE requirements?

There is no minimum score for admission but a GRE score of 300 or higher is considered competitive. All applicants are required to submit GRE scores with their application materials.

How do I know if my completed courses meet the prerequisite requirements?

You should review the prerequisite requirements on our website to determine if you meet the requirements.    

Prerequisite Requirements

When are applications due?

An application deadline is scheduled each year for the upcoming cohort.  The date is made available on the PA website, and is pending.

Can I apply before all of my prerequisites are complete?

Candidates may have their bachelor’s degree and/or prerequisites in progress, as long as both are complete prior to matriculation. The only exception is if students are admitted through the early admissions process at University of the Cumberlands (Pre-PA track).

Where can I learn more about the PA profession?

Additional information about the PA career can be found on the American Association of Physician Assistant website:

How do I apply?

All applicants must apply and follow the CASPA application guidelines.  A University of the Cumberlands Supplemental application and $30 application fee is also required.

CASPA Website

UC Supplemental Application

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