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Duquesne University

Pittsburgh,
PA
Information Last Reviewed by PreHealthAdmit: March 2022

Admissions Office Email:

admissions@duq.edu
412-396-5914

Program Information

Length of Program:

5 Years

Part-Time Option Available:  

No

Starting Semester: 

Fall

Accreditation:

Continued

Students per Class:

65

PANCE First-Time Pass Rate: 

92%

Cost of Attendance (Resident / Non-Resident): 

$284,917 / $284,917   Includes living expenses.

Combined Degree Program(s) Offered: 

Direct Entry Bachelor's/Master's only

Admissions Information

Application:

Participates in CASPA:

No

Application Deadline:

Not yet released.

GPA:

Minimum GPA:   

3

Minimum Science GPA:

3

Average GPA: 

Not Reported by Program

Average Science GPA:   

Not Reported by Program

Shadowing and Experience:

PA Shadowing Required or Recommended:

Not Mentioned

Minimum PA Shadowing: 

None

Patient Care Experience Required:

None

Patient Care Experience Recommended: 

No Specific Recommendation

Testing

Test(s) Required:

None

GRE Deadline:

Not Applicable

GRE Expiration:

Not Applicable

PA-CAT Deadline:

Not Applicable

CASPer Required:

No

CASPer Deadline:

Not Applicable

Coursework Policies

Coursework Expiration:

Not Available

Online Coursework Accepted:

No

Community College Coursework Accepted:

No

Pending Prerequisite Coursework Allowed:

No

Prerequisites

Course
Semesters
Required or Recommended
Notes
General Chemistry
Not Required
Organic Chemistry
Not Required
Biochemistry
Not Required
Biochemistry or Organic Chemistry Options
Not Required
Introductory Biology
Not Required
Microbiology
Not Required
Upper-Level Biology
Not Required
Genetics
Not Required
Anatomy and Physiology
Not Required
Physics
Not Required
Medical Terminology
Not Required
English / Writing
Not Required
Psychology
Not Required
Social Sciences
Not Required
Statistics
Not Required
Other Math
Not Required
Foreign Language
Not Required
Other Requirements
All students must enroll in the program as freshmen. Admission to the Physician Assistant program at the freshmen level requires the following: -a minimum Q.P.A. of at least 3.0 (admitted freshmen usually have a GPA much higher than the minimum) -a composite math and verbal SAT score of at least 1,170; or a composite ACT score of at least 24. Please be advised that we are test-optional for the current application cycle (students who will start in fall 2021). -a minimum of seven units of math and science -evidence of extracurricular activities and leadership during high school included on an additional list and/or resume -submission of a personal essay including a statement about yourself, why you would like to become a physician assistant and why you chose Duquesne University as described on the application
Other Recommendations

None.

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