The Boston University PA Program, from which students will be conferred a Masters of Science degree, is a graduate degree program in the Boston University School of Medicine, Division of Graduate Medical Sciences.
Important Information About Courses
All prerequisite coursework must be completed in traditional classroom and laboratory settings. Online courses do not count towards our prerequisite course requirements.
Please note that prerequisites must be completed by the application deadline in order to be considered for an interview. For additional information regarding prerequisite course requirements listed below, please visit our Admissions FAQ page.
The minimum academic admission standards for the program include a bachelors degree (BA/BS/AB/SB) and the following requirements:
|General Biology or Zoology with lab||One semester|
|Human or Animal Physiology (preferably at the 300 or 400 level)||One semester|
|General Chemistry with lab*||One semester|
|Organic Chemistry with lab*||One semester|
|Biochemistry* (preferably at the 300 or 400 level)||One semester|
|Upper level biology courses at the 300 or 400 level** (or above)||3, one semester courses|
|Graduate Record Examination (GRE)||scores above the 50th percentile|
|Science Coursework GPA||above 3.0***|
*The rigor of the didactic curriculum necessitates that all students have a strong foundation in chemistry. Chemistry courses should be those designated for chemistry majors rather than survey and non-degree chemistry courses.
**Physiology and Biochemistry, if taken at the 300 or 400 level, do not fulfill this requirement.
***The Science GPA is calculated by CASPA.