Progression and Graduation Requirements



Applications for December 2018 graduation are due September 30, 2018.

Applications are submitted through your Student Portal

You MUST complete and submit an application no later than September 30, 2018 to be eligible for consideration for the December graduation.

Progression and Graduation Requirements

To qualify for progression to Clinical Year, the student must satisfy all of the following conditions:


  1. All didactic course work in the PA Program curriculum has been completed with a grade of “B” or better

  2. A cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 in PA Program coursework has been achieved

  3. Documentation of immunizations, annual TB screening and influenza vaccination is completed.

  4. Documentation that Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) training is completed.

  5. Drug screening and criminal background check clearance is obtained.

  6. Successful completion of all competency skills (e.g., BLS, ACLS, etc.).

  7. Verification of ability to meet the technical standards

  8. Continued enrollment in a health insurance program.


To qualify for progression and graduation with the Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies (MSPAS) degree, students must:

  1. Follow the approved course of study and satisfactorily complete all courses.

  2. Complete all courses with a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0, with no course or rotation grade below 80%.

  3. Demonstrate proficiency in all PA competencies.

  4. Settle all financial accounts with the university.

  5. Successfully complete the Summative Evaluation upon completion of the clinical year.

  6. Must be recommended for graduation by the PA program’s PRD committee and the Dean of CHS and approved by CHS faculty.