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Charleston Southern University

Charleston,
SC
Information Last Reviewed by PreHealthAdmit: February 2022
9200 University Boulevard
Charleston,
SC
29406

Program Website:

Admissions Office Email:

paprogram@csuniv.edu
843-863-7427

Program Information

Length of Program:

24 Months

Part-Time Option Available:  

No

Starting Semester: 

Spring

Accreditation:

Continued

Students per Class:

29

PANCE First-Time Pass Rate: 

93%

Cost of Attendance (Resident / Non-Resident): 

$178,291 / $178,291   Includes living expenses.

Combined Degree Program(s) Offered: 

None

Admissions Information

Application:

Participates in CASPA:

Yes

Application Deadline:

September 1
(Rolling Admissions)

GPA:

Minimum GPA:   

3

Minimum Science GPA:

3

Average GPA: 

Not Reported by Program

Average Science GPA:   

Not Reported by Program

Other GPA Requirements: 

There is no minimum requirement for the prerequisite GPA, but it is considered in the application review process.

Shadowing and Experience:

PA Shadowing Required or Recommended:

Not Mentioned

Minimum PA Shadowing: 

None

Patient Care Experience Required:

500 Hours

Patient Care Experience Recommended: 

No Specific Recommendation

Additional Information Regarding Patient Care:

The minimum of 1,000 hours of direct patient care experience required at the time of application submission will be reduced to 500 hours of direct patient care experience to accommodate for situations in which an applicant may not have been able to complete these hours due to clinic closures or removal of students from those settings.

Testing

Test(s) Required:

GRE Required

GRE Deadline:

Check with School

GRE Expiration:

1
Year(s)

PA-CAT Deadline:

Not Applicable

CASPer Required:

No

CASPer Deadline:

Not Applicable

Coursework Policies

Coursework Expiration:

7 Years

Online Coursework Accepted:

Yes
Courses taken between January 1, 2020 and September 1, 2021 including those with lab components that were transitioned to an online format will be accepted if completed with a grade of “C” or higher or with a satisfactory completion (P).

Community College Coursework Accepted:

Yes

Pending Prerequisite Coursework Allowed:

Yes
2 pending course(s) maximum.
Applicants may apply with two (2) work in progress prerequisites provided they complete each with a B (3.0) or higher before September 1st.

Prerequisites

Course
Semesters
Required or Recommended
Notes
General Chemistry
Not Required
Organic Chemistry
Not Required
Biochemistry
Not Required
Biochemistry or Organic Chemistry Options
1 Semester with Lab
Required
Introductory Biology
Not Required
Microbiology
1 Semester with Lab
Required
Upper-Level Biology
Not Required
Genetics
Not 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
Often programs only require a one-unit course. Some programs accept a non-credit certificate course.
English / Writing
Not Required
Psychology
Not Required
Social Sciences
Not Required
Statistics
1 Semester
Required
Other Math
Not Required
Foreign Language
Not Required
Other Requirements
6 credit hours in upper level biology, chemistry, or physics is required. See list at: https://www.charlestonsouthern.edu/academics/physician-assistant/admissions/application-requirements/
Other Recommendations
For Upper Level Biology, Chemistry, or Physics Courses it just has a really long list and says 6 semester hours so I wasn't sure what to put EE https://www.charlestonsouthern.edu/academics/physician-assistant/admissions/application-requirements/

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