The PA profession addresses access to care and health disparities by providing high quality health care. Our admissions standards reflect the goal of recruiting individuals who are capable of addressing these disparities while balancing the need for students with a strong academic background.

General university requirements include compliance with the immunization policies for health professionals. Students are not permitted to register if they are not compliant with the policies. Please visit the BU Student Health Services website for more information prior to matriculation:

Students who are admitted routinely participate in clinical education experiences as a part of the PA program. Most clinical sites require criminal background checks and drug testing to define the student’s eligibility for participation. History of a criminal background or a positive drug screen may disqualify students from participating in these experiences, which are required for successful completion of the PA program.

Application Requirements

Click each section below to learn more about our application requirements.

Please review our requirements carefully, as many PA programs have different prerequisite requirements. If you have any questions about admissions and can’t find the information you need on our FAQ page, please contact our office.

Academic Prerequisites

Healthcare Experience

Technical Standards

Standardized Tests

International Students