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East Carolina University

Greenville,
NC
Information Last Reviewed by PreHealthAdmit: February 2022
Health Sciences Building
Greenville,
NC
27834

Program Website:

Admissions Office Email:

paadmissions@ecu.edu
252-744-1100

Program Information

Length of Program:

27 Months

Part-Time Option Available:  

No

Starting Semester: 

Fall

Accreditation:

Continued

Students per Class:

36

PANCE First-Time Pass Rate: 

97%

Cost of Attendance (Resident / Non-Resident): 

$51,308 / $97,325   Does not include living expenses.

Combined Degree Program(s) Offered: 

None

Admissions Information

Application:

Participates in CASPA:

Yes

Application Deadline:

September 1
(Rolling Admissions not Stated)

GPA:

Minimum GPA:   

3

Minimum Science GPA:

None

Average GPA: 

3.78

Average Science GPA:   

3.74

Other GPA Requirements: 

A grade of B or higher in each prerequisite course is recommended, we do not accept more than two C’s in prerequisite courses

Shadowing and Experience:

PA Shadowing Required or Recommended:

Not Mentioned

Minimum PA Shadowing: 

None

Patient Care Experience Required:

None

Patient Care Experience Recommended: 

1000 Hours

Testing

Test(s) Required:

PA-CAT Recommended

GRE Deadline:

Not Applicable

GRE Expiration:

Not Applicable

PA-CAT Deadline:

Check with School

CASPer Required:

No

CASPer Deadline:

Not Applicable

Coursework Policies

Coursework Expiration:

Not Available
We prefer prerequisite courses are completed within five years of application submission; however, this is not a requirement. If your course work is out of this time frame, we encourage retaking these courses, particularly Anatomy and Physiology.

Online Coursework Accepted:

Yes
We currently accept online lab experiences. However, we strongly encourage face-to-face lab experiences for preparation for our PA curriculum.

Community College Coursework Accepted:

Yes

Pending Prerequisite Coursework Allowed:

No

Prerequisites

Course
Semesters
Required or Recommended
Notes
General Chemistry
2 Semesters with Lab
Required
Can sub higher level chemistry courses
Organic Chemistry
Not Required
Biochemistry
1 Semester
Recommended
Biochemistry or Organic Chemistry Options
Not Required
Introductory Biology
Not Required
Microbiology
1 Semester
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
Must be human
Physics
Not Required
Medical Terminology
Not Required
English / Writing
Not Required
Psychology
1 Semester
Required
Social Sciences
Not Required
Statistics
1 Semester
Required
Other Math
Not Required
Foreign Language
Not Required
Other Requirements

None.

Other Recommendations

None.

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