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The Physician Assistant Program at Mississippi College admits one cohort each year for sessions commencing in the summer semester. Applicants must have completed all prerequisites before matriculating to the PA program. The program uses a rolling admissions process, which means your application will be reconsidered by the Admissions Committee throughout the admission cycle. To enter the Physician Assistant Program, one must be eligible for admission to Mississippi College. Applicants must submit their completed applications to through the Central Application Service for Physician Assistants (CASPA) to the physician assistant program no later than March 1st of the matriculation year. Applications submitted after this date will need to reapply to CASPA to be considered for the following year.
Admission to the Physician Assistant Program is highly competitive. The admissions committee considers a number of factors when selecting applicants for interviews and for matriculation into the program. Applicants must have a bachelor degree and completed all prerequisites at a U.S. accredited institution of higher learning before matriculation into the PA program. Applicants may have no more than two outstanding prerequisite courses (not including labs) at the time of application to the program. No transfer credit will be allowed from other PA programs and advanced placement is not permitted. The PA program admissions committee makes the final selection of applicants into the program. When selecting applicants for interview, the Committee may take into account any and all aspects of the student’s prior educational record. These factors include but are not limited to:
Any provisions to the published prerequisite requirements are considered by the admissions committee on a case-by-case basis. The application deadline is March 1st of the matriculating year. Applicants have until March 1 to submit a CASPA verified application to the Physician Assistant Program through the Centralized Application Service for Physician Assistants (CAPSA).
Information sessions are held at the PA Medical Education Center located on the third floor of the Baptist Healthplex on the Mississippi College main campus. Information sessions are held at 3pm on the third Wednesday of each month. These sessions are open to the public; contact our office 601.925.7383 for additional information.
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Mississippi College's physical address is 200 S. Capitol Street, Clinton, MS 39056.