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Pacific University

Forest Grove,
OR

Admissions Office Email:

gradadmissions@pacificu.edu
503-352-7224

Program Information

Length of Program:

27 Months

Part-Time Option Available:  

No

Starting Semester: 

Summer

Accreditation:

Continued

Students per Class:

60

PANCE First-Time Pass Rate: 

100%

Cost of Attendance (Resident / Non-Resident): 

$182,837 / $182,837   Includes 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: 

Not Reported by Program

Average Science GPA:   

3.73

Other GPA Requirements: 

3.0 minimum GPA for the most recent 45 credits of coursework.

Shadowing and Experience:

PA Shadowing Required or Recommended:

Recommended

Minimum PA Shadowing: 

None

Patient Care Experience Required:

1000 Hours

Patient Care Experience Recommended: 

No Specific Recommendation

Additional Information Regarding Patient Care:

Only patient care hours completed at the time the CASPA application is submitted will be considered.

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:

7 Years
Anatomy and Physiology

Online Coursework Accepted:

Yes

Community College Coursework Accepted:

Yes

Pending Prerequisite Coursework Allowed:

Yes
Prerequisites must be completed by December 31 of the year prior to entry

Prerequisites

Course
Semesters
Required or Recommended
Notes
General Chemistry
2 Semesters with Lab
Required
Organic Chemistry
Not Required
Biochemistry
Not Required
Biochemistry or Organic Chemistry Options
1 Semester
Required
Introductory Biology
Not Required
Microbiology
1 Semester
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
Recommended
Often programs only require a one-unit course. Some programs accept a non-credit certificate course.
English / Writing
Not Required
Psychology
1 Semester
Required
A sociology course may be used to fulfill this requirement. AP credit will be accepted for this requirement as long as college credit was received. Developmental and Abnormal Psychology are also recommended.
Social Sciences
Not Required
Statistics
1 Semester
Required
AP credit will be accepted for the statistics requirement as long as college credit was received.
Other Math
Not Required
Foreign Language
Not Required
Other Requirements

None.

Other Recommendations
Pharmacology, Medical Terminology, Spanish, Aging and Disabilities, Public Health, Technical Writing, Communications

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