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Important Dates:

  • CASPA Application Opens: April 28th, 2023
  • CASPA Application Closes: October 1st, 2023

The Program does not utilize rolling admissions.

 

Due to the competitive nature of the Physician Assistant Program, the completion of admission requirements and pre-requisites does not guarantee an applicant will be awarded an interview. 


OSU-CHS PA Program Application

1. Complete CASPA application - https://caspa.liaisoncas.com 

  • Application includes three letters of recommendation and two personal essays

2. Pay supplemental application fee to the Oklahoma State University Graduate College

3. Complete Altus Suite – assessment of non-cognitive skills

  • Register here: takealtus.com
      • Includes Casper: 60-90 minute online, open-response situational judgement test (SJT)
    • Select Oklahoma State University under Physician Assistant Programs
    • Scores are valid for one application cycle

4. Interview (if awarded)

  • Interviews occur annually in January after each admission cycle closes

Each application piece must be completed by 10/1/2022 to be considered for admission. The OSU-CHS PA Program will no longer require the GRE exam for admission.

Admission Requirements

  1. A Baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution
    1. Must be completed prior to matriculation but can be in progress at the time of application
  2. Minimum total cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (as calculated by CASPA)
  3. Pre-Requisite courses (list available here)
    1. Must be completed with a grade of B or above
    2. All pre-requisite courses must be completed by December 31st of the year of application
    3. Advanced Placement/CLEP credit can be counted for pre-requisite courses if the credit has been accepted by an institution and is listed your official transcript

Admission Preference

Admission preference is given to Oklahoma residents. The OSU PA program values diversity and also gives admission preference to the following qualities that contribute to the diversity of the program: living or raised in a geographically underserved area, first generation college students, military service, and underrepresented groups in medicine. 

 

Preference is also given to applicants that show:

  1. Academic Excellence
    1. Including Cumulative GPA, Science GPA, and Higher Education Degrees
  2. Community Service
  3. Extracurricular Activites
  4. Healthcare Experience
  5. Healthcare Shadowing
  6. Leadership Roles

The Program does not require a minimum number of hours in any one category. 

 

Admission Offers

Offers of admission to the Physician Assistant Program are contingent upon completion of the following items with satisfactory results as deemed by the PA program. 

  1. Background Check
  2. Drug Screen
  3. Physical Exam
  4. Immunizations
  5. Acknowledgement of Technical Standards

To secure your seat in the Program a $150 non-refundable deposit is required.

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