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Gannon University

Erie,
PA
Information Last Reviewed by PreHealthAdmit: February 2022

Admissions Office Email:

admissions@gannon.edu
814-871-7240

Program Information

Length of Program:

5 Years

Part-Time Option Available:  

Not Stated on School Website

Starting Semester: 

Check with School

Accreditation:

Continued

Students per Class:

55

PANCE First-Time Pass Rate: 

93%

Cost of Attendance (Resident / Non-Resident): 

$301,347 / $301,347   Includes living expenses.

Tuition Notes:

Based on 5 years of tuition living on campus including both BS and MS.

Combined Degree Program(s) Offered: 

Bachelor's/Master's

Degree Program Notes:

5 year BS/MS Applications for the post-baccalaureate option will be reviewed on a space available basis. Prospective students may contact the Gannon University Office of Graduate Admissions for additional information.

Admissions Information

Application:

Participates in CASPA:

No

Application Deadline:

Not yet released.

GPA:

Minimum GPA:   

3.0

Minimum Science GPA:

3.0

Average GPA: 

Not Reported by Program

Average Science GPA:   

Not Reported by Program

Shadowing and Experience:

PA Shadowing Required or Recommended:

Recommended

Minimum PA Shadowing: 

None

Patient Care Experience Required:

30 Hours

Patient Care Experience Recommended: 

No Specific Recommendation

Additional Information Regarding Patient Care:

Will also accept 30 hours of PA shadowing

Testing

Test(s) Required:

GRE Required

GRE Deadline:

Check with School

GRE Expiration:

Check with School

PA-CAT Deadline:

Not Applicable

CASPer Required:

Yes

CASPer Deadline:

Check with School

Coursework Policies

Coursework Expiration:

7 Years

Online Coursework Accepted:

Not Stated on School Website

Community College Coursework Accepted:

Yes

Pending Prerequisite Coursework Allowed:

Not Stated on School Website

Prerequisites

Course
Semesters
Required or Recommended
Notes
General Chemistry
2 Semesters
Required
Organic Chemistry
Not Required
Biochemistry
Not Required
Biochemistry or Organic Chemistry Options
Not Required
Introductory Biology
2 Semesters
Required
Microbiology
1 Semester with Lab
Required
Upper-Level Biology
1 Semester
Required
PHAS 363 -The Research Process - 3 Credits
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
Or demonstrated competency.
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
Pre-requisite requirements above are for baccalaureate students. Requirements for direct entry into the BS/MS are as follows: Completion of 16 academic units at the high school level, four of which must be English; four in social sciences, at least two units of math, including algebra, both with B's or higher. Two to four units of science including biology and chemistry with labs and grades of B's or higher
Other Recommendations

None.

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