Physician Assistant BS/MS Program

Degrees Offered

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Admission Requirements

The College offers two degree tracks:

  • Combined BS in Health Science and  MS in Physician Assistant Studies
  • MS in Physician Assistant Studies

Applicants may only be accepted as freshmen or graduate students. However, freshmen accepted to the College with a reserved seat must complete at least four semesters of prerequisite coursework and meet published academic standards before matriculating in the PA Program. The College does not accept transfer applications. The number of seats available for graduate students is limited. All applicants possessing, or planning to possess, a BA or BS prior to matriculation must apply to the MS program

All successful applicants must demonstrate evidence of strong mathematics and science preparation, knowledge of the profession, and superior interpersonal communication skills. Faculty interview required. The admissions process is very competitive. Please refer the FAQ page for more specifics on prerequisites and minimum requirements.

Applicants for admission to the BS/MS degree track should apply directly to the Daemen College Office of Admissions.

Applicants for admisson to the MS degree track must apply through the Central Application Service for Physician Assistants (CASPA).   Apply at

Daemen College reserves the right to make changes to the Physician Assistant curriculum, and/or entrance criteria to the three year program, and/or program and graduation requirements. All enrolled students must meet all requirements if changed or amended by Daemen College.

Minimum Technical Standards for Admission and Matriculation

Additional non-academic criteria apply to students enrolled in the Physician Assistant Program. These Technical Standards are available on the website or on request from the Physician Assistant Department.

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