Accelerated Health Sciences BS / Physician Assistant MS - East Falls
Program Contact - East Falls
Hayward Hall 224
4201 Henry Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19144
Program Contact - New Jersey
35 S. Dr. Martin Luther King Blvd.
Atlantic City, NJ 08401
If you want to help patients and diagnose diseases then the Accelerated BS in Health Sciences/Master’s in Physician Assistant Studies 5-year dual-degree program may be a good fit for you. The undergraduate pre-professional curriculum provides a stimulating and supportive environment to build strong skills in critical thinking and problem solving through foundation courses in health, sciences, psychology, and the humanities.
In addition to the prescribed curriculum, there are multiple opportunities for experiential learning through internships and clinical hours, all of which will enrich your college experience, provide you with exposure to various healthcare environments, and help you to build a professional network.
This undergraduate entry option is designed for students who have found their niche in health care as a physician assistant early in their academic career. Applicants with more than 15 college credits are not eligible to apply to this program. Transfer students with more than 15 college credits are encouraged to consider applying to the BS program in Health Sciences.
Students in this five-year program are assured a seat in the graduate portion of the BS Health Sciences/MS Physician Assistant program provided they meet progression criteria set for their enrollment term.
Prior to enrolling in the Master's portion of the program, students must complete an online application through CASPA (Centralized Application Service for Physician Assistants) by the stated deadline the year prior to their desired master’s enrollment date. All applicants with a CASPA calculated cumulative GPA and science GPA of 3.25, as well as at least 200 direct patient contact hours will be invited for an admissions interview. Successful interviewees will be invited to matriculate into the professional program.
Application Process & Deadlines
Fall enrollment only
DECEMBER 16 - Deadline
Learn more about your journey to become a Physician Assistant through our five-year program consisting of pre-professional and professional stages including didactic and clinical experiences.
The Accelerated BS/MS in Physician Assistant Studies is a competitive program with limited seats. Students who are highly qualified who are not accepted into the accelerated program can complete the four-year BS in Health Sciences following the curriculum in the Pre-PA pathway and, after completing either Year 3 or Year 4, apply for admission into the graduate PA program at Jefferson East Falls or New Jersey campuses. Students from Jefferson who meet progression criteria are guaranteed an interview. All PA prerequisite courses are completed during the undergraduate program.