Physician Assistant, M.S. Admissions Information

Admissions Overview

Admission to the Physician Assistant Institute is highly competitive. Our faculty are involved in the process from the very beginning. We are looking for students who have developed an interest in medicine as a career and who have an interest in the type of curriculum we are offering. The faculty will review applications and those offered an interview will be invited to the campus for a tour and meeting with the faculty. At the conclusion of interviews, the Physician Assistant Institute will offer acceptances to the most qualified of the applicant pool.

The admissions committee considers all aspects of the application and application effort. We are looking for motivated individuals who have taken their academic preparation seriously. An applicant’s motivation for a career as a Physician Assistant is very important in our selection process.

Essentially, admission to the program is highly competitive and selective. Applications are reviewed relative to undergraduate and graduate cumulative and science GPA, patient care experience, completion of personal statement and letters of reference. Personal interviews, required for admission, are offered to the most qualified individuals. Meeting the minimal requirements for admission does not guarantee admission or an interview.  Finally all admitted students will be subject to a background check. This procedure will be conducted by the outside agency Verified Credentials, Inc. All information is maintained confidentially.

Advanced Standing and Transfer
The Institute does not offer advanced standing or transfer credit to students applying to the Institute at this time.

Program Prerequisites (to be completed prior to matriculation)

  • Bachelors degree from an accredited institution
  • Required coursework taken in the last ten years with a “C” or better from an accredited school:
    • 2 semesters of Anatomy and Physiology with labs
    • 1 semester of Biology with lab
    • 2 semesters of Chemistry with labs
    • 1 semester of English
    • 1 semester of Psychology
    • 1 semester of Statistics
    •  1 semester of Microbiology with lab
    • 1 semester of Genetics with lab
    • 1 semester of Biochemistry with lab
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher required
  • 500+ hours of direct patient care experience (please visit FAQs on UB website for more information)
  • On campus interview by invitation only

Required Materials
Please submit all materials below to CASPA

  • Application
  • Application fee (non-refundable)
  • Official transcripts from all schools attended
  • Three recommendation letters
    • One must be from a healthcare provider and another from the supervisor of the clinical experience. The third can be a professor, employer, or another individual who has known you on a professional level for a year or more.
  • Complete the Healthcare Experience section on the CASPA application to document the 500+ hours of patient care experience
  • 3 Supplemental Essay Questions (to be answered on the CASPA application)


Completed application and all supplemental documentation must be received by:

  • August 1st for January start
  • Rolling admissions, apply through CASPA starting in April for the following January
  • Interviews commence in July



Welcome Back Weekend 2015 @ University of Bridgeport Campus
Oct 9 @ 6:00 pm – Oct 11 @ 3:00 pm

Oct 09th 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Oct 10th 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Oct 11th 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

University of Bridgeport Campus

Come show your Purple Knight Pride! 

Alumni, students, families, faculty, staff and friends of UB are all invited to come to campus for Welcome Back Weekend 2015!  Reconnect with old friends and rediscover the University of Bridgeport by attending one of many great events throughout the weekend!


$20 for adults, $15 for students and children under 18, and free for students on a UB meal plan.

Your registration includes a free tee-shirt, continental breakfast and BBQ lunch on Saturday, and brunch at Marina Dining Hall on Sunday!  Also includes entry into events throughout the weekend (exceptions: UBCC Dinner, Athletics Hall of Fame, 5k). Pick up your shirt, lanyard, and more info at the Cox Student Center on Saturday and the Marina Dining Hall on Sunday.

Register Here for Welcome Back Weekend at UB

Schedule of Events – See below for details or Download PDF

Friday, October 9

Saturday, October 10

Sunday, October 11

All events, locations, and times subject to change.

Hotel and Travel

The University of Bridgeport has arranged discounted rates at local hotels for anyone attending Welcome Back Weekend:

  • Holiday Inn – 1070 Main Street, Bridgeport: $89 room rate will be offered until 9/25/15. Call (203) 334-1234 and ask for the Welcome Back Weekend UB room block or make a reservation online (discounted rate is applied automatically).
  • The Marriott – 180 Hawley Lane, Trumbull: $119 room rate will be offered until 9/18/15. Call (203) 378-1400 and ask for the University of Bridgeport room block


On Saturday, October 10, the University of Bridgeport shuttle will be making stops between campus, the Bridgeport train station, and the Holiday Inn downtown between 9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., and adding in a stop at Murphy’s Law beginning at 5:30 p.m. All shuttle services will conclude at 11 p.m. that evening.

Local Restaurants

  • Amici Miei Café
    957 Main St, Bridgeport, CT 06604
    15% discount for Oct 9-11
    Reservation not needed but preferred (203) 540-5360
  • Two Boots
    281 Fairfield Ave, Bridgeport, CT 06604
    15% discount for Oct 9-11
    Reservation not needed but preferred (203) 331-1377
  • Metric Bar and Grill
    39 Cannon St, Bridgeport, CT 06604
    10% discount for party of 6 or more
    Reservation not needed but preferred (203) 576-6903
  • Barnum Publick House
    1020 Broad St, Bridgeport, CT 06604
    10% discount for Oct 9-11
    Reservation not needed but preferred (203) 690-1044
  • Testo’s Restaurant & Catering
    1775 Madison Ave, Bridgeport, CT 0660
    10% off Oct 9/10 (closed Sundays)
    (203) 372-1627

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UBCC Luncheon – WBW 2015 @ Knights Field Tent
Oct 10 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
UBCC Luncheon - WBW 2015 @ Knights Field Tent | Bridgeport | Connecticut | United States

Join fellow UBCC alumni, as well as faculty and staff, for a mid-day luncheon.


Register Today to enjoy all the events during Welcome Back Weekend!

UBCC Lectures for CEUs – WBW 2015 @ Chiro 100
Oct 10 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
UBCC Lectures for CEUs - WBW 2015 @ Chiro 100 | Bridgeport | Connecticut | United States

Earn continuing education credits during two lectures:

1 – 3 p.m.,  Drs. Tim Bertlesman and Brandon Steele: Exceptional Outcomes! Resolving 7 Hidden Musculoskeletal Problems that Delay Recovery

4 – 6 p.m., Dr. Tim Bertlesman: Ligament Laxity
More info to be announced.


Register to enjoy all of the events during Welcome Back Weekend! 

Academic Open Houses
Oct 10 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Academic Open Houses

Join us on campus for various Academic Open Houses during Welcome Back Weekend! Revisit your old classrooms or learn about a new department. Volunteers will be on site Saturday between 2-4 p.m. to answer questions and give tours at the following locations:

  • Fones School of Dental Hygiene: Health Sciences Building (4th fl), 60 Lafayette Street
  • Shintaro Akatsu School of Design (SASD): Arnold Bernhard Center, 84 Iranistan Avenue
  • Student Entrepreneur Center of the Trefz School of Business: 250 Myrtle Avenue

There will also be a full day of events at the College of Chiropractic and an Engineering Carnival from 1-4 p.m.

UBCC Facilities Tours – WBW 2015 @ College of Chiropractic
Oct 10 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
UBCC Facilities Tours - WBW 2015 @ College of Chiropractic | Bridgeport | Connecticut | United States

Learn about all of the great changes and improvements to the UB Chiropractic facilities on these special afternoon tours.


Register Today to enjoy all the events during Welcome Back Weekend!