IMPORTANT NOTICE: Effective January 1st, 2017, the MUSC PAS Program will begin requiring a minimum of a bachelor's degree and new prerequisites for the 2017 application cycle. Please click here for more details on the new requirements.
These changes WILL NOT affect applicants applying to the current cycle beginning on July 1st, 2016.
The MUSC Physician Assistant Program awards a Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies (MSPAS) degree. MUSC is an academic teaching hospital and the PAS Program benefits from the vast resources available. Students participate in human cadaver dissection during the anatomy course as well as have the opportunity to participate in interprofessional activities and simulation activities in our state-of-the art simulation lab. MUSC PAS students are also involved in various projects in the local community as well as international mission trips. In addition to our outstanding resources and opportunities for student involvement outside the classroom, we have dedicated faculty who pride themselves in student success.
We received approximately 475 applications for the May 2015 start of the Program and we accepted a class of 60 students. We do not have a Rolling Admissions Cycle, so all application material must be submitted to Office of Enrollment Management between July 1st and September 15th.
Interviews are offered to our most-qualified applicants. For the 2016-17 cycle, interviews will be held on the following days:
- Tuesday, Nov. 8th, 2016 (Please note this is a national election day. Applicants interviewing on this day should be sure to make arrangements to submit an absentee ballot with your local precinct.)
- Friday, Nov. 11th, 2016
- Tuesday, Nov. 15th, 2016
Do to the nature of our interview process, no alternate dates will be offered. If selected for an interview, please plan on being on campus for a half day. Interview slots fill quickly, so it is the responsibility of the applicant to insure availability on ALL interview days.