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Chapman University

Orange,
CA
Information Last Reviewed by PreHealthAdmit: January 2023

Admissions Office Email:

paadmit@chapman.edu
714-744-2190

Program Information

Length of Program:

2 Years

Part-Time Option Available:  

No

Starting Semester: 

Spring

Accreditation:

Continued

Students per Class:

50

PANCE First-Time Pass Rate: 

96%

Cost of Attendance (Resident / Non-Resident): 

$127,132 / $127,132   Does not include living expenses.

Combined Degree Program(s) Offered: 

Bachelor's/Master's

Degree Program Notes:

Internal Chapman University, see bridge program information on website.

Admissions Information

Application:

Participates in CASPA:

Yes

Application Deadline:

August 1
(Rolling Admissions)

GPA:

Minimum GPA:   

3.2

Minimum Science GPA:

3.2

Average GPA: 

3.65

Average Science GPA:   

3.57

Shadowing and Experience:

PA Shadowing Required or Recommended:

Recommended

Minimum PA Shadowing: 

None

Patient Care Experience Required:

1000 Hours

Patient Care Experience Recommended: 

No Specific Recommendation

Testing

Test(s) Required:

GRE Required

GRE Deadline:

August 1

GRE Expiration:

5
Year(s)

PA-CAT Deadline:

Not Applicable

CASPer Required:

No

CASPer Deadline:

Not Applicable

Coursework Policies

Coursework Expiration:

Not Available

Online Coursework Accepted:

No
An exception due to COVID-19 allows for courses taken between January 2020 and December 2021 to be online/hybrid if the school does not offer an in-person option

Community College Coursework Accepted:

Yes

Pending Prerequisite Coursework Allowed:

Yes
All science prerequisites must be completed and the grade needs to be reflected on your transcript at the time of receipt by Chapman University, otherwise, your application will be flagged as “does not meet minimum requirements.” Non-science courses can be “in progress,” but they must be completed by the time of matriculation, and priority will be given to applicants with all prerequisites completed.

Prerequisites

Course
Semesters
Required or Recommended
Notes
General Chemistry
2 Semesters with Lab
Required
Organic Chemistry
Not Required
Biochemistry
Not Required
Biochemistry or Organic Chemistry Options
Not Required
Introductory Biology
2 Semesters with Lab
Required
Microbiology
1 Semester with Lab
Required
Upper-Level Biology
Not Required
Genetics
1 Semester
Required
Anatomy and Physiology
2 Semesters: 1 Each of Anatomy and Physiology, OR 2 Semesters of Combined Anatomy/Physiology, Each with Lab
Required
Physics
Not Required
Medical Terminology
1 Course
Required
May be taken Pass/Fail.
English / Writing
1 Semester
Required
English Composition
Psychology
1 Semester
Required
General psychology
Social Sciences
1 Semester
Required
Intro to Sociology or Cultural Anthropology
Statistics
1 Semester
Required
Other Math
1 Semester
Required
Pre-Calculus or Calculus
Foreign Language
Not Required
Other Requirements

None.

Other Recommendations
Medical Ethics and Medical Spanish

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