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Physician Assistant - Admission

Graduate Admission Office

(440) 826-8012, (877) 292-7759,

Winnie Gerhardt
Director of Transfer, Adult and Graduate Admission
(440) 826-8002,

Upcoming Admission Events

Admission to the physician assistant program is a highly selective and competitive process, seeking to enroll candidates with the strongest academic preparation and a diversity of backgrounds and achievements.

Selection is based on a combination of factors including academic performance (GPA and GRE), letters of recommendation, personal narrative, shadowing experience with physician assistants working in the field, life/work experiences and an on-campus interview with program faculty. Candidates bring degrees from all academic areas, and must have completed the required prerequisites, including specific prerequisite courses and 40 PA shadowing hours.

In addition to these application criteria, preferences for selection include:

  • Candidates with direct patient care experience
  • Baldwin Wallace University alumni
  • Ohio residents

Minimum cumulative GPA and science GPA must be at least 3.0. The average cumulative and science GPAs for candidates selected for admission is above 3.6.

Candidates with degrees earned from foreign institutions must have their academic transcripts translated and verified by World Education Services (WES) as part of the CASPA application process.

Additional Considerations for PA Candidates

Baldwin Wallace University does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, age, disability, national origin, gender or sexual orientation in the administration of any policies or programs.

If you have questions about the application and admission process, please call (440) 826-8012 or email