Michigan Physican Assistant Schools

This is provided as a guide only. Students must consult with their preprofessional advisor AND the appropriate physician assistant schools on a regular basis for revisions to prerequisites and to ensure completion of all application requirements.

Contact individual schools if you have Advanced Placement (AP) credit for prerequisite requirements. Each professional school has their own policy regarding AP and Community College credit acceptance. Students must contact the individual schools on their own to determine the requirements for course planning.

Central Michigan University

Prerequisites

Biochemistry

BMB 200 or 401

Developmental Psychology

HDFS 225

Human Anatomy

(KIN 216/2171 ) or (ANTR 350/4852 ) or (ANTR 350/3552)

Human Physiology

(PSL 310/311L) or (PSL 431/475L)

Microbiology

MMG 201 or MMG 301 (with or without lab)

Pathophysiology

BLD 204 or NUR 3003

Direct Patient Contact4: Min. 500 hours (all patient care hours must be paid)

Minimum GPA: 3.0 at time of application

Minimum GRE: Contact School (will accept MCAT)

Prerequisite Deadline: All prerequisite courswork must be completed by December 31st of the application year

Application Deadline: September 1st

Website: CMU Physician Assistants


Concordia University, Ann Arbor 

Accreditation Notice - Concordia University Ann Arbor is currently under provisional accreditation status for their PA program. Please review Concordia's statement regarding provisional accreditation before proceeding with your application.

Prerequisites

Chemistry with lab

CEM 141/161 

Organic Chemistry or Biochemistry CEM 143 or CEM 251 or BMB 200

Developmental Psychology

HDFS 225

Genetics 

IBIO 341 4

Human Anatomy with lab

(KIN 216/2171 ) or (ANTR 350/4852 ) or (ANTR 350/3552)

Human Physiology

PSL 310 or PSL 431/432

Human Nutrition

HNF 150

Math

MTH 103 or above

Microbiology with lab

MMG 301/302

Medical Terminology

LB 270 

Statistics

PSY 295 or STT 200 or STT 201 or STT 231 or STT 421

English Composition

WRA and Tier II 

Highly Recommended Courses

PHM 350

MMG 451 or BLD 434 

Additional PSY courses 

Direct Patient Contact4: Min. 500 hours hands-on patient care experience. 50 hours minimum non-health volunteering/community service. 24 hour minimum shadowing a PA

Minimum GPA: 3.0 cumulative and 3.0 prerequisite

Minimum GRE: Not required

Prerequisite Deadline: All prerequisite coursework must be completed at time of application with a grade of C or higher.

Application Deadline: March 1st

Website: Corncordia University 


Eastern Michigan University

Prerequisites

Chemistry

CEM 141/161 (LB 171/171L)

Organic Chemistry or Biochemistry with lab

(CEM 251/252/255) or CEM 143 or (BMB 200/471) or (BMB 401/471) or BMB (461/471)

Developmental Psychology

HDFS 225

Human Anatomy

ANTR 350 or KIN 216

Human Physiology

PSL 250 or PSL 310 or (PSL 431/432)

Microbiology

(MMG 201 and 302) or (MMG 301/302) or (MMG 463/464)

Statistics

STT 200 or STT 201 or STT 231 or STT 421 or PSY 295

Direct Patient Contact4: No minimum direct patient care hours, but preference given to those with experience

Competitive GPA: 3.8 Cumulative

Minimum GRE: Required - no minimum 

Prerequisite Deadline: Five out of seven prereqs complete at time of application. All pre-requisites must be completed prior to matriculation

Application Deadline: September 1

Website: www.emich.edu/chhs/hphp/pa/


Grand Valley State University

Prerequisites

Biochemistry

BMB 200 or 401 or (461 & 462)

Biology

BS 161/171 (LB 145)

Chemistry

CEM 141/161 & 142/162 (LB 171/171L & LB172/172L)

Organic Chemistry  

(CEM 251/252/255) or CEM 143

Introduction to Psychology

PSY 101 or higher

Human Anatomy

(KIN 216/2171 ) or ANTR 350 (ANTR 4852 strongly recommended)

Human Genetics

IBIO 341 or MMG 404

Human Physiology

PSL 250 or PSL 310 or (PSL 431/432)

Microbiology

MMG 201 or (MMG 301/302)

Physics

PHY 231/251/232/252 (LB 273 & 274) or PHY 241/251/242/252 or PHY 183/191/184/192

Statistics

PSY 295 or STT 200 or 201 or 231 or 315

Direct Patient Contact4: Min. 500 hours

Competitive GPA: 3.6 Cumulative

Minimum GRE: Contact School

Prerequisite Deadline: Anatomy, Physiology, Physics, Organic Chemistry, Biochemistry, & Microbiology must be completed prior to application deadline

Application Deadline: September 1st

Website: www.gvsu.edu/pas


University of Detroit Mercy

Prerequisites

Developmental Psychology

HDFS 225

Human Nutrition

HNF 150 or 260

Human Physiology

PSL 310 or (PSL 431/432)

Medical Ethics

PHL 344 or PHL 453

Microbiology

(MMG 301/302) or (MMG 463/464)

Statistics

Any, including PSY 295

Direct Patient Contact4: Min. 1,000 hours

Competitive GPA: 3.63 Cumulative

Minimum GRE: 291 Composite

Prerequisite Deadline: pre-requisites must be completed prior to the application deadline

Application Deadline: January 15

Website: www.healthprofessions.udmercy.edu/pa


University of Michigan-Flint 

Accreditation Notice - University of Michigan-Flint is currently under provisional accreditation status for their PA program. Please review UM-Flint's statement regarding provisional accreditation before proceeding with your application.

Prerequisites

Chemistry

CEM 141 or CEM 151 or LB 171 

Organic Chemistry or Biochemistry

CEM 143 or CEM 251 or BMB 200

Developmental Psychology

HDFS 225

Human Anatomy

KIN 216 or ANTR 350

Human Physiology

Applicants must take two physiology courses, one of which is 300 or above

(PSL 250 & PSL 310) or (PSL 431 & PSL 432)

Microbiology with lab

MMG 301/302

Medical Terminology

LB 270 

Statistics

STT 200 or STT 201 or STT 231 or STT 421 or PSY 295 

Direct Patient Contact4: Min. 500 hours hands-on patient care experience within the two years prior to application submission. Paid work experience is preferred.

Minimum GPA: 3.0 cumulative, 3.0 prerequisite - see UM-Flint website for details 

Minimum GRE: 285 combined verbal and quantitative. 3.5 writing score

Prerequisite Deadline: All prerequisite coursework must be completed at time of application with a grade of C or higher

Application Deadline: September 1st

Website: University of Michigan Flint  


Wayne State University

Prerequisites

Chemistry

CEM 141 (LB 171)

Organic Chemistry  

CEM 251 or CEM 143

Developmental Psychology

HDFS 225

English

WRA & IAH (LB133 & IAH)

Human Anatomy

ANTR 350 or KIN 2161

Human Nutrition

HNF 150 or 260

Human Physiology PSL 250 or 310 or 431 or 432 or KIN 3101

Upper Level Physiology

Human based and at 300 level or higher: Exercise physiology, comparative physiology, genetics, cell biology, endocrinology, pathophysiology, immunology, or histology. See Preprofessional Advisor to discuss accepted alternatives.

Medical Terminology

LB 270 (available summer only)

Microbiology

(MMG 301/302) or (MMG 463/464)

Statistics

STT 200 or 201 or 231 or 421 or PSY 295

Direct Patient Contact4: Min. 500 hours (preferably paid and within the last two years)

Competitive GPA: 3.7 Prerequisite

Minimum GRE: 285 Composite and 3.5 analytical writing

Prerequisite Deadline: pre-requisites must be completed prior to the application deadline

Application Deadline: September 1

Website: cphs.wayne.edu/physician-assistant/


Western Michigan University

Prerequisites

Biochemistry  

BMB 401

Developmental Psychology

HDFS 225

Human Anatomy

ANTR 350 or KIN 2161

Human Physiology

PSL 310 or (PSL 431 & 432)

Microbiology

(MMG 301/302) or (MMG 463/464)

Statistics

STT 200 or 201 or 231 or 421 or PSY 295

Direct Patient Contact4: Min. 1,000 hours

Competitive GPA: 3.3 Cumulative

Minimum GRE: Not required

Prerequisite Deadline: All pre-requisites must be completed by December 31st, with a grade of C or above.

Application Deadline: December 1

Website: www.wmich.edu/pa/

 

1 KIN 216 and KIN 217 and KIN 310 and KIN 411 are open to KIN majors only.

2 The prerequisite to get into ANTR 485 is at least a 3.0 in ANTR 350 or KIN 216 and KIN 217 or IBIO 328. Also, pre-approval by written application and attendance
at the orientation meeting is required for all new students. Enrollment is on a first-come first-serve basis. Contact Beth Clarke (clarkem@msu.edu) for an application and more information. Please see your advisor to discuss planning for this course in detail.

3 NUR 300 is reserved for students in the College of Nursing and students applying to the Accelerated Second Degree BSN. Students who are not in these programs are encouraged to check CMU’s website for equivalencies at other institutions.

4 Students must contact the individual schools they wish to apply to in order to determine what the schools consider acceptable for Direct Patient Care.
Students should also discuss with schools when the required contact hours must be completed by.