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Physician Assistant requirements in CT

Program prerequisites

Admission requirements must be completed at the time of application. Applicants may apply with one prerequisite course which meets requirements in progress if it will be completed prior to matriculation.

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution
  • Overall cumulative GPA or 3.0 or higher
  • Overall science GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Required coursework: taken within the last ten years, with a “C” or better, from an accredited school. English, statistics, and psychology must be within the last 15 years. Quarter credits will be converted to semester credits by CASPA, using their conversion ratio (1.0 quarter hour = 0.667 semester hours)
    • Anatomy and Physiology with labs: 8 credits. Must include labs. Must be human or mammalian. Acceptable courses include 4 credits of physiology with lab plus 4 credits of anatomy with lab, OR 8 credits of “Anatomy and Physiology” with labs
    • Biology with lab: 4 credits. Must include lab. (see additional microbiology requirement below)
    • Chemistry with labs: 8 credits. Must include labs. General/inorganic chemistry. One semester may be replaced by an upper level chemistry with lab. (see additional organic or biochemistry requirement below)
    • Microbiology: 3 credits. Lab not required. (this is in addition to the other biology requirement)
    • Organic chemistry or biochemistry: 3 credits. Lab not required. (this is in addition to the other chemistry requirement)
    • English: 3 credits. must be offered by English or writing departments
    • Psychology: 3 credits
    • Statistics: 3 credits
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  • 1000 hours of direct patient care experience - must be completed at the time of application submission

* University of Bridgeport’s PA program does not favor any specific group or individuals, however the most desirable applicants will show evidence of: GPAs above the minimum requirements; a rigorous and successful undergraduate and prerequisite academic career; a personal mission that aligns with the program mission; a strong understanding of the PA profession; excellent self-awareness and interpersonal skills; direct patient care experience that exceeds the minimum requirement and is of high quality (hands-on contact with patients and/or high level decision making in a medical environment).

Required materials

Please submit all materials below to the Central Application Service for Physician Assistants (CASPA). No applications or supplemental materials will be accepted by University of Bridgeport directly.

  • CASPA application and personal statement
  • Supplemental essays specific to University of Bridgeport
  • Official transcripts from all schools attended
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Detailed and accurate documentation of duties performed during patient care experiences

Admissions process

Rolling admissions

We embrace a rolling admissions process, ensuring flexibility for applicants throughout the cycle. Interviews for the most qualified candidates will be conducted between June and August.

Application deadline

Our application window remains open until August 1 at 11:59 p.m. EST or until our class reaches full capacity. We encourage applicants to submit their applications early to enhance their chances of securing an interview.

Application verification

Please note that all applications must be verified by CASPA by the August 1st deadline to be considered for review by our admissions team. Applications can only be verified once all payments, transcripts, and letters of evaluation have been received by CASPA. To guarantee timely verification, we urge applicants to submit their application at least four weeks before the deadline.

Program commencement

Our program commences in January. All pending prerequisites must be successfully completed by December 20 to ensure a smooth start to the program.

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