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PA Programs – U of South Alabama

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Name of program: UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH ALABAMA

URL http://www.southalabama.edu
US News Rank #unranked
Prerequisites:
Courses

Anatomy w/lab – 1 semester (Anatomy and Physiology I and II can be substituted)
Physiology w/lab – 1 semester
Microbiology w/lab – 1 semester
Statistics – 1 semester
Psychology – 1 semester
Other courses: General Biology – 1 semester, college mathematics – 1 semester (college Algebra
minimum), Medical Terminology, (extra points will be given to applicants who have also completed
any of the following courses with a grade of “C” or higher: Immunology, Genetics, Biochemistry,
Physics, Pathophysiology, Pharmacology)

Chemistry
8 hours with lab basic – 2 semesters (General Chemistry I and II)
4 hours with lab Organic – 1 semester
8 hours each of above recommended and Biochemistry

Bachelor Degree – Baccalaureate
GRE – Yes – minimum verbal and quantitative score is 1,000 for regular admission process and
minimum verbal and quantitative score of 1,100 is required for early admissions process –
analytical writing section of general GRE is required for both processes
Basic Life Support -n/a

Admissions:
CASPA Application Required – Yes – early admission May 1st with a deadline of September 1st –
all other applicants deadline of November 1st
Supplemental app required – Yes – September 1st early admission – November 1st for regular
admissions – $35 fee
Open House  No – campus tours each day at 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. – register at 800-USA-JAGS
Interview  Yes
Rolling admissions  Early admission process
Admission factors

  • Minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, course work with a minimum grade of “C” in science and mathematics,
  • GRE within the last 5 years with a minimum score of 1,000 on the combined verbal and quantitative portions,
  • 3 references [at least one must be from a Medical Doctor (MD), Doctor of Osteopathy (DO), or Physician Assistant (PA)],
  • verbal and written skills and previous health experience as evaluated during the interview

Program facts:
Length – 27 months
Degree Granted – Master of Health Science Physician Assistant Program
Class size – 40
Average # of Apps received, average # interviewed and # accepted  – not published
Average age, sex, GPA of those admitted –
Tuition – $218 per semester hour in state, $460 per semester hour out of state
Fees – Includes basic fees required each semester of all students excluding books, supplies,
and other living and personal expenses –

  • application fee $35,
  • registration fee $60,
  • transportation fee graduate full-time $20,
  • student health fee $30,
  • student center fee $8,
  • building fee graduate full-time $150,
  • library and facilities fee $30,
  • activity/athletic fee graduate full-time $253

Financial Aid – Financial aid is awarded according to each individual’s need in relation
to college costs and may include loans and part-time employment, and may be offered to a
student singly or in various combinations.  The University’s financial aid staff is
dedicated to the principle that each student must receive personal attention with complete
confidentiality.  Office of Financial Aid 251-460-6231 or email finaid@usouthal.edu

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