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master of physician assistant studies


Application Process

  • Complete the CASPA (Central Application Service for Physician Assistants) on-line application - Deadline for verified applications is November 1.
  • Provide three CASPA letters of recommendation
  • Send all official transcripts to CASPA using the CASPA transcript request form
    Applicants with coursework or degrees from outside the U.S. see Credential Evaluation below
  • GRE scores to CASPA.
              Test scores must be within the past five calendar years.
              Official scores must be verified and marked official through CASPA by November 1.
  • Supplemental application completed and sent directly to St. Ambrose University PA Program 
              Application will be sent directly to applicant once CASPA application received

Credential Evaluation
Applicants with coursework or a degree from a college or university outside the United States must submit an official evaluation from World Education Services (

Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)
Applicants whose native language is not English must take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). A passing score of 600 (written), 250 (computerized), or 100 (internet) is required to be eligible for admission to the program. Results should be sent directly from ETS to St. Ambrose University. The institutional code is 6617.

International Applicants
Individuals who are not U.S. citizens nor permanent legal residents are not eligible for admission into the SAU MPAS Program.

Material Submission
All materials not submitted online should be mailed to:

St. Ambrose University
Master of Physician Assistant Studies
1320 West Lombard Street
Davenport, IA 52804

We do not allow for advanced standing, regardless of previous graduate work in healthcare. All incoming students must complete the entire PA curriculum.