College of Health Professions

Physician Assistant (M.S)

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Minimum Requirements
Financial Aid
PA Program


Do I need to fill out an application for both Towson University and CCBC Essex?

Only students selected for an interview wil be asked to fill out an application to each respective campus.

Can I apply more than one time if not accepted the first time?

There is no limit to the number of times you can apply to the program. CASPA requires reapplicants to completely resubmit a new application each year.

What is the deadline for applying to the Physician Assistant Program?

CASPA admissions opens approximately May 1st, and the admissions deadline is September 1st for admission to the following year June 1st class. 

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If my GPA is less than 3.0 can I still get accepted?

Yes, you can still be accepted into the PA Program. The minimum grade point average (GPA) for conditional admission consideration is 2.75 for the last 60 credits of college courses; however, applicants with less than a 3.0 GPA are usually not seen as competitive. 

Are the results of a GRE examination required for application from prospective students?

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How do I contact financial aid?

Contact Towson University’s Financial Aid Advisor Christina Meyer, at (410)-704-5075 or refer to the Towson University financial aid website.

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Is there a part time Physician Assistant program?

No, course work must be pursued on a full time basis only.

Is there a way of receiving the official information booklet if I am unable to download the file off this website?

Contact Ms. Shirley Shaw at the CCBC Essex Physician Assistant Office at 443-840-2854; she will mail the booklet directly to your residence. We prefer that you download the booklet since it may take several weeks by mail to receive the booklet.

On what campus are classes held on?

The najority of courses occur on the CCBC Essex campus, which is located at 7201 Rossville Blvd. Baltimore, MD 21237. There are some educational activites that will occur on the Towson University campus.

Is there more than one class starting each year?

There is only one class admitted for each June start date.

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