Admission

MPAS Admission Requirements

HOW TO APPLY

All physician assistant must apply through applications through Central Application Service for Physician Assistants (CASPAonline.org.) Applications must be submitted no later than Oct. 1. Applications are then reviewed by program and select applicants are granted an interview. If you have questions about Kettering College’s MPAS degree or the application process, call (937) 395-8638 or e-mail PA@kc.edu.

Prerequisite Courses

Total Credits 37
Biochemistry (lab preferred) 4
Developmental OR abnormal psychology 3
General Biology with lab 4
General Psychology 3
Human Anatomy with lab 4
Human Physiology with lab 4
Microbiology with lab 4
Organic Chemistry I with lab 4
Organic Chemistry II with lab 4
Statistics 3

PRE-INTERVIEW PROCESS:

Interviews are conducted from September through December. The following qualifications must be met in order to be considered for the interview process:

  • Only completed applications will be considered
  • Completion of the the Graduate Record Examination (GRE code: 7341)
  • Transcripts must reflect a minimum GPA of 3.00 for all prerequisite courses with no grade lower than a C
  • Selection for the interview is based on the following:
    1. Completion and nature of the degree (must be from a regionally accredited institution)
    2. GPA analysis of complete academic history
    3. Quality and quantity of health care hours*
    4. Evaluation of recommendation letters
    5. GRE score
    6. Bonus consideration will be awarded to those students taking at least 7 semester credits at Kettering College

The PA admission committee selects and recommends applicants for admission to the PA program; this roster is shared with the College admission office for final acceptance.

*Quality and quantity of patient care hours: Applicants will be rated on both the type of patient care hours and the number of completed experiential hours at the time of application. There is no requirement for minimum number of patient care experience hours, however it is highly recommended that applicants complete at least 250 hours, which could be obtained in, but not limited to the following roles: STNA, CNA, EMT or paramedic, lab tech/phlebotomist, medical scribe, EKG technician, surgical technician, pharmacy technician, respiratory care practitioner, radiological technologist, medical mission worker. It is also highly recommended that the applicant gain some exposure to the PA profession by shadowing a PA.

Profile of an Average Admitted Student to the MPAS program

 20152016
Cohort Size4560
Average Undergraduate GPAHighest - 3.98
Average - 3.67
Highest - 3.94
Average - 3.58
Average Science Prerequisite GPAHighest - 4.0
Average - 3.69
Highest - 4.0
Average - 3.62
Gender Female - 33
Male - 12
Female - 47
Male - 13
Average Age 2424
Note: all demographic data is self-reported.
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