Tuition and Fees
the PA Program
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Policies for applicants who have completed their degree outside the United
States are as follows:
- Applicants must have their transcripts evaluated by the World Education
Services (WES) to determine if the degree is equivalent to a bachelor's
degree in the United States. If the evaluation determines work done
outside the US is equivalent to a bachelor's degree (or Doctor of Medicine)
the applicant has completed the bachelor's degree requirement for our
program. If the evaluation does not determine equivalency to a bachelor's
degree the applicant is deficient in that requirement and must complete
his/her bachelor's degree. Degree equivalency is the only item of importance
the program will consider on the WES evaluation.
- All prerequisite coursework requirements
must be taken in the United States regardless if the applicant has completed
them in another country. Specific coursework on the WES evaluation will
not be considered. For example, if the applicant has completed medical
school in another country, he/she is still required to take all medical
core prerequisites for our program regardless if they have been completed
within a foreign medical program. There are NO
exceptions to this policy and the program will not grant an exception
to this policy even if asked.
- In addition to GRE scores, foreign graduates must complete the Test
of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). The program will not
allow applicants to substitute an English course or certificate in place
of TOEFL scores. The MU PA Program rrecommends TOEFL scores of 500(PBT),
173(CBT), and 60(IBT).
- Foreign graduates must also complete the GRE, 500 hours of direct
patient contact, meet selection factors, and follow the same application
process through CASPA.