Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies

Prerequisite Coursework

Applicants must complete the following minimum prerequisite coursework prior to admission to the program.

We recommend that applicants complete all prerequisite coursework, with exception of the humanities, within ten years of enrollment in ODUs Physician Assistant Studies program.

It is recommended that the majority of academic work be completed prior to application.

All prerequisite coursework must be completed with a grade of “C” or better. All prerequisite courses must be taken at a regionally accredited college or university in the United States. Prerequisite coursework completed as Pass/Fail will only be accepted for Spring 2020, Summer 2020, and Fall 2020 semesters.

Course Required Semester Credit Hours
Inorganic/General Chemistry with Lab  4
Organic Chemistry with Lab  3
Biochemistry*  3
Human Anatomy (Lab Required)  3
Human Physiology (Lab Recommended)  3
Microbiology with Lab  3
General Biology** 6
Intro to Psychology  3
Additional Psychology. Recommended courses include: Abnormal, Lifespan, and Developmental. 3
College Algebra or Higher Mathematics  3
Statistics  3
Humanities. Examples include: English, Foreign Language, Theater, Art, Music, History, Theology, Philosophy, and Religion.  12
Total 49
* Course cannot be combined with Organic Chemistry. Courses need to be taken separately.

** Examples of Biology courses accepted: Principles/Foundations of Biology, Genetics, Pathophysiology, Immunology, Cell Biology and Molecular Biology. Each Biology course must have a minimum of 3 credit hours.
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