Prerequisites

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: https://www.bu.edu/shs/getting-started/incoming-health-requirements/#gf_31

Offers of admissions are contingent on a satisfactory criminal background check.

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 cannot find the information you need on our FAQ page, please contact paoffice@bu.edu.

Academic Prerequisites

Healthcare Experience

Technical Standards

Standardized Tests

International Students