Admissions

The Stanford University Master of Science Degree in PA Studies program strives to admit a diverse cohort of students who possess intellectual strength, personal maturity, and interpersonal skills along with past accomplishments that demonstrate leadership potential.

Factors Impacting Admission

Selection for admission by the Admissions Committee is based on many factors, including academic achievement (GRE or MCAT and GPA, particularly in science and math courses), depth and breadth of healthcare experience, scholarly output (publications, research experience), community service, personal characteristics or life experiences that add diversity to the cohort, interview performance (professionalism, self-confidence,  communication skills, and critical thinking), and fit with Program's mission and goals, as well as supporting documents (i.e. essay, letters of recommendation).

MSPA Student Entry Characteristics


Undergraduate & Youth Opportunities

The School of Medicine sponsors a number of programs to introduce undergraduate and high school students from underrepresented backgrounds to careers in medicine and basic science research.