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Trine University

Fort Wayne,
IN
1819 Carew Street
Fort Wayne,
IN
46805

Program Website:

Admissions Office Email:

admit@trine.edu
260-702-8055

Program Information

Length of Program:

24 Months

Part-Time Option Available:  

No

Starting Semester: 

Fall

Accreditation:

Provisional

Students per Class:

36

PANCE First-Time Pass Rate: 

96%

Cost of Attendance (Resident / Non-Resident): 

$106,400 / $106,400   Does not include living expenses.

Combined Degree Program(s) Offered: 

None

Admissions Information

Application:

Participates in CASPA:

Yes

Application Deadline:

March 1
(Rolling Admissions)

GPA:

Minimum GPA:   

3

Minimum Science GPA:

3

Average GPA: 

3.5

Average Science GPA:   

3.5

Shadowing and Experience:

PA Shadowing Required or Recommended:

Recommended

Minimum PA Shadowing: 

None

Patient Care Experience Required:

None

Patient Care Experience Recommended: 

No Specific Recommendation

Additional Information Regarding Patient Care:

Consider what makes you a fit for the PA profession. Give specific examples such as health care experiences (personal or on the job), direct patient care, interactions with patients, job shadowing, etc.

Testing

Test(s) Required:

GRE Required

GRE Deadline:

August 1

GRE Expiration:

1
Year(s)

PA-CAT Deadline:

Not Applicable

CASPer Required:

No

CASPer Deadline:

Not Applicable

The GRE is not required for an interview but must be taken before matriculation. Any acceptance offers are contingent upon this.

Coursework Policies

Coursework Expiration:

7 Years
We recommend updating courses taken more than 7-10 years ago that include evolving medical sciences such as physiology, biochemistry, immunology or genetics as this foundation would better prepare you for success in the MPAS curriculum. Alternatively, if one applies these disciplines in their day to day jobs, work experience may suffice as a means of maintaining currency.

Online Coursework Accepted:

Yes
We recommend that all science courses with a required lab be taken in a physical, in person environment, rather than a virtual lab, although a virtual lab could meet our criteria as reviewed and determined by our Admissions Committee.

Community College Coursework Accepted:

Yes

Pending Prerequisite Coursework Allowed:

Yes
You may apply prior to completion of admission requirements. You must update outstanding requirements in CASPA as you fulfill them. The Committee may not consider an applicant for an interview until you have fulfilled 6 of 7 prerequisite courses. You must successfully complete all requirements before matriculation into the program in August.

Prerequisites

Course
Semesters
Required or Recommended
Notes
General Chemistry
Not Required
Organic Chemistry
1 Semester
Required
Biochemistry
1 Semester
Required
Biochemistry or Organic Chemistry Options
Not Required
Introductory Biology
Not Required
Microbiology
1 Semester
Required
Upper-Level Biology
Not Required
Genetics
1 Semester
Recommended
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
Often programs only require a one-unit course. Some programs accept a non-credit certificate course.
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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