Prerequisite Coursework

Completion of bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university prior to matriculation into the program. (Completion of your bachelor’s degree is required by May of the year of program entry.) Prerequisite coursework must be taken from a regionally accredited college or university. Prerequisites must be completed with a grade of “C” or better.

A minimum science and cumulative grade point averages (GPA) of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale must be achieved. (A 3.0 GPA for last 60 hours of undergraduate coursework will be considered for candidates with less than a 3.0 cumulative undergraduate GPA. Additionally, the program will consider a cumulative graduate/post-baccalaureate GPA, if at least 20 credit hours are completed.)


Semester credit hours

Biology with lab




Organic Chemistry I with lab




Human Anatomy or Anatomy & Physiology I w/Lab


Human Physiology or Anatomy & Physiology II w/Lab






*Please note: 200-level equivalent (sophomore level) course or above is necessary to meet the requirement. These courses usually require a freshman level (100-level equivalent) prerequisite course.

*Course work must be in semester credit hours or the equivalent quarter hours by the following formula 1 quarter hour = .67 semester hour. Example: 5 quarter hours = 3.35 semester hours.

The Morehouse School of Medicine is an equal opportunity institution and welcomes applications for employment or admission regardless of race, creed, color, national or ethnic origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability or religion. Please see the Matriculation Requirements page regarding additional requirements for admitted students such as matriculation deposit, health status forms & immunizations, proof of insurance, BLS certification, drug screens, and background checks. (All materials submitted become the property of the MSM Physician Assistant Program and cannot be returned to the applicant.)