Get the details on how to apply to the Physician Assistant Studies (M.S.) program.
The application deadline is August 1 for the class that will matriculate the following June. The most successful applicants are those individuals who apply to CASPA as early as possible in the application cycle, have competitive GPAs as well as grades in science courses, and strong clinical experience in patient care.
The Towson University/CCBC Essex Physician Assistant Program no longer observes a rolling admissions process. Please note the deadline for the next application cycle will be August 1. Your application must be verified in CASPA by August 1.
For the master’s degree program, applicants must meet the following requirements for graduate admission at Towson University:
Completion of prerequisite courses, with a grade of “B” or better, within the last 10 years:
Completion of a minimum number of documented hours of experience in a health care setting (800 hours required, 1600 hours preferred)
Patient contact hours can include hands-on patient care experience or medically related experiences including:
Additionally, for international students, there is a change to the TOEFL minimum score requirements. A minimum TOEFL score of 25 is required on the Speaking section. A minimum score of 20 is required for all other sections (Listening, Reading, and Writing).
Program preferences for admission may be given to Veterans and Towson University Alumni and/or Maryland residents.