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Physician Assistant Studies | Technical Standards

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 Medical University of South Carolina details the minimum abilities needed by all students.  While admission decisions do not take disabilities into consideration, nor are applicants invited to disclose a disability, all persons interested in entering a health profession education program should be aware of minimum abilities required for success. To review the MUSC minimum abilities visit: Minimum abilities for physician assistant students (pdf)

Upon admission, a student who discloses a disability (with certification) is assured of reasonable accommodations. PAS students seeking accommodation shall initiate their request in the Office of the Dean of the College of Health Professions.

Transfer Policies

Information about transfer course articulation among South Carolina colleges and universities may be found at

International Students

The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is required for admissions for international students whose native language is not English. A minimum score of 550 is preferred. The TOEFL score will be evaluated in conjunction with other academic credentials.  Acceptable communication skills including reading comprehension, oral communication, and writing are required.

Tuition and Fees

Schedule of Academic Charges can be obtained from the Office of Enrollment Management (OEM) or at the OEM website:


Since computers have become an essential part of education and medical practice, students entering the Physician Assistant Studies Program are required to own and maintain computers meeting basic operational requirements of the College of Health Professions.


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