Admissions cycle: May 1st-September 1st of each year

Each new cohort of the Wayne State University Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies class begins in May of each year.

Take the first step! Before you apply, we suggest that you attend a Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences information meeting to learn about the program and have your questions addressed directly. Meetings are held on Zoom on the first Tuesday evening of each month at 6 p.m. Register for an info meeting now!

Admission requirements How to apply Class of 2024 admitted class profile

Application and admissions timeline

All deadlines noted on this website must be abided by in order to be considered for admission to the WSU PA Studies program. Due to the highly competitive nature of admission to this program, successful completion of all admission requirements does not guarantee admission to the program.



Due date


  • Register at
  • Submit scores to Wayne State University Physician Assistant Program CASPA GRE Designated Institution Code: 3647

August 1 or within last 5 years

**TOEFL (if English is not native language or did not complete secondary or postsecondary in USA/Canada)

August 1

**6-year prerequisite science course waiver

Email to

August 1

**Request to include last 60 credit hours in cumulative undergraduate GPA

Email to Robert Hellar at

August 1

500 or more patient contact hours completed within the last 2 years


September 1

Completed prerequisites


September 1

CASPA application 

September 1

CASPer Assessment Tool

September 1

WSU graduate application

The WSU Graduate School application need only be submitted IF ACCEPTED into the program:

December 31

Personal interview

Wayne State University
Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
Physician Assistant Studies Suite 2590
259 Mack Ave.
Detroit, MI 48201

Late October-early November

Bachelor's degree in any field of study


Earned before the first day of PAS program


Be sure to review specifics related to admission/prerequisite criteria as well as our frequently asked questions

PAS graduatesWSU PA Studies Class of 2024

Applicants often wonder about the admission characteristics of those that are admitted to the program. Here are the most recent admitted class averages:

  • Average age: 24.4
  • 90% female
  • GRE scores
    • Quantitative: 151
    • Verbal: 151
    • Written: 4.2
  • GPA
    • Cumulative GPA: 3.78
    • Prerequisite GPA: 3.87