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Need application details on a specific program? All application details are conveniently linked on each of the program pages. Find a list of programs with details here.
Wondering about the characteristics needed to be a top candidate? How can you strengthen your application? Have questions about a specific program? How early should you apply? Why is a criminal background check required? Learn more here.
What's the difference between prerequisites from a two-year or four-year college? Answers to these and many more prerequisite questions are available here.
Observation or shadowing hours
Candidates for physician assistant, physical therapy and occupational therapy programs must show proof that they've spent time observing or shadowing a professional in the field for a specific number of hours as part of the application process. Find out more about how to successfully document and set up your observation or shadowing hours here.
Get the contact information for the Office of International Services and find answers to other questions about prerequisites and other requirements here.
Admissions policies and practices
The School of Health Professions strives to ensure the admissions process is fair and unbiased. Review of program applications uses an individualized, holistic review process to consider each program applicant.
As part of the admissions review policies and procedures, all applicants will submit an online application by the programs’ reported deadlines through the programs’ designated application service, where they will report all required and additional information for review. During review, applicants may be evaluated based on multiple performances and experience-based data points; these may include overall GPA, science or prerequisite GPA, standardized test scores such as GRE, pending or completed prerequisite coursework, hours of community service, hours of health care experience, shadowing hours, history of military service, and affiliation with a medically underserved region. Individual admission items, information, or a combination of these will not guarantee an invitation to interview, admission or selection into School of Health Professions’ programs.
Information received by University officials regarding individual applicants outside of the formal admissions process or system will not be considered in the admissions review or selection process. Also, any faculty member will recuse themselves from admissions review in its entirety for that cycle for a conflict of interest or perceived conflict of interest.
Meet your admissions team
Melina Dauto Benavidez
Director of Admissions and Special Programs
Student Administrative Assistant Intermediate
Admissions Officer - Senior
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