Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies

Learn more about the graduate physician assistant program.

The physician assistant program will enroll a limited number of graduate students into the January 2021 term. The application will open on April 1, 2020 and close on June 1, 2020.

Contact Information


  • April 1 - Application period for early consideration begins (students must have already earned a Bachelor's degree at the time of application, as well as completed all prerequisite course work); January entry only
  • June 1 - Application deadline for general consideration; January entry only

Program Requirements

  • Overall and prerequisite GPA of at least 3.0 with no less than a C+ in the required courses.
  • 470 hours of direct patient care and 30 hours of shadowing are also required.
  • The ideal candidate will have a higher GPA than is required and will have at least 1000 hours of direct patient care.

Admissions Requirements

  • Completed application and $50 application fee
  • Resume
    • Please include any college activities, out-of-school leadership experiences, work history, and community involvement to support your interest in or qualifications for graduate study.
  • Personal statement
    • In two to three double-spaced pages, please describe significant life experiences that have contributed to your interest in your field, your understanding of this field, your occupational objectives, and why you have chosen Springfield College.
  • Official college transcripts
  • Three letters of recommendation
    • Please provide the recommendation form to each of the three people you have chosen to comment on your interest in graduate study at Springfield College, as well as your preparedness for it.
  • Prerequisite and applicable experience records

International Applicants from non-English speaking countries must demonstrate English language proficiency by way of one of the following examinations:

  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)
  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS)
  • Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB)
  • Pearson Test of English (PTE)

Please upload your supplemental information to your application account after you have submitted your application, or email your application documents. Please note that transcripts and letters of recommendation will not be considered official unless they are emailed directly from the original source and not from the applicant. Please submit materials via email to

Apply today.