Admissions Requirements

Application Process Checklist

The Morehouse School of Medicine Physician Assistant Program Admissions Committee reviews applicants holistically taking into consideration academic history, leadership qualities, service to the community, and connectedness to the mission. The program awards preference to applicants who have a specific interest in meeting the primary healthcare needs of the underserved urban and rural populations, and/or are from disadvantaged medical backgrounds, and/or Georgia residents, and/or rural area, and/or veterans, and/or graduates from schools in the Atlanta University Center Consortium or MSM Graduate or Pipeline Programs. Those considered most competitive will be invited to an on-campus interview.

Applications will be accepted from April 28th to September 1st through the Centralized Application Service for Physician Assistants (CASPA).

CASPA Application and Fees

Complete the electronic CASPA application form.

Official College Transcripts

Submit all official college transcripts to CASPA.

Official PA-CAT Test Scores

PA-CAT -  Ensure Morehouse School of Medicine PA Program is selected as the institution to receive your score report in your PA-CAT Score Portal. To select Morehouse School of Medicine PA Program as a score receiving school, log into your PA-CAT Score Portal at

Letters of Reference

Submit three letters of reference to CASPA. Recommended from PA or physician, academic professor, and former employer.  Please note only completed files will be reviewed.  This requires all three letters of reference to be submitted by the Sept 1 deadline.

Healthcare Experience

Complete a minimum 500 hours of direct patient care experiences (e.g., EMT or paramedic, health educator, RN, patient care attendant or nurse’s aide, clinic assistant, Peace Corps volunteer or other cross-cultural health care experience, technologist, therapist, clinical research assistant, etc.).