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Idaho State University

Information Last Reviewed by PreHealthAdmit: February 2023
921 South 8th Avenue

Program Website:

Admissions Office Email:


Idaho State has three campuses: Meridian (36 students) and Pocatello Campuses (24 students), which are both part of Idaho State, and they partner with The College of Idaho, a private college, located in Caldwell, Idaho with a class size of 12 students.

Program Information

Length of Program:

24 Months

Part-Time Option Available:  

Not Stated on School Website

Starting Semester: 




Students per Class:


PANCE First-Time Pass Rate: 


Cost of Attendance (Resident / Non-Resident): 

$81,163 / $134,053   Does not include living expenses.

Tuition Notes:

The tuition shown is for the Meridian (36 students) and Pocatello Campuses (24 students). The University partners with The College of Idaho, a private college, located in Caldwell, Idaho where (as of 2023) which has a class size of 12 students. The tuition for the College of Idaho campus is approximately $17,000 more than the other two campuses.

Combined Degree Program(s) Offered: 


Admissions Information


Participates in CASPA:


Application Deadline:

November 1
(Rolling Admissions not Stated)


Minimum GPA:   


Minimum Science GPA:


Average GPA: 


Average Science GPA:   

Not Reported by Program

Other GPA Requirements: 

Applicants must have a minimum cumulative prerequisite grade point average of 3.0 as well as a minimum grade of C in all prerequisite courses.

Shadowing and Experience:

PA Shadowing Required or Recommended:


Minimum PA Shadowing: 


Patient Care Experience Required:


Patient Care Experience Recommended: 

No Specific Recommendation

Additional Information Regarding Patient Care:

Not required


Test(s) Required:

GRE Required

GRE Deadline:

November 1

GRE Expiration:


PA-CAT Deadline:

Not Applicable

CASPer Required:


CASPer Deadline:

Not Applicable

Coursework Policies

Coursework Expiration:

Not Available

Online Coursework Accepted:


Community College Coursework Accepted:


Pending Prerequisite Coursework Allowed:

2 pending course(s) maximum.
Re-applicants must have ALL prerequisites completed and have NO prerequisites in-progress at the time of re-application.


Required or Recommended
General Chemistry
Not Required
Organic Chemistry
Not Required
1 Semester
Biochemistry or Organic Chemistry Options
Not Required
Introductory Biology
Not Required
1 Semester
Upper-Level Biology
Not Required
1 Semester
Anatomy and Physiology
2 Semesters: 1 Each of Anatomy and Physiology, OR 2 Semesters of Combined Anatomy/Physiology
Not Required
Medical Terminology
Not Required
English / Writing
Not Required
1 Semester
Abnormal Psychology (or Developmental Psychology throughout the Lifespan)
Social Sciences
Not Required
1 Semester
Other Math
Not Required
Foreign Language
Spanish recommended
Other Requirements


Other Recommendations
Advanced Anatomy Advanced Human Physiology Immunology Endocrinology Other health-related courses from departments such as Psychology, Sociology, Anthropology, Health Education, and Gender Studies. Spanish or other foreign language

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