Physician Assistant Program admission statement

The SIU PA Program values diversity. We intend to be proactive in demonstrating cultural humility and ensuring an inclusive and welcoming environment for all persons regardless of race, age, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, socioeconomic status, religious beliefs, educational background, military experiences, geographic location, language, and work experience. 

To fulfill our mission, we give preference to applicants from rural and underserved areas in Illinois. 

The SIU PA Program does not require GRE scores for applicants applying in 2023 and 2024. This is subject to change.

Students who complete the Pre-Physician Assistant Program requirements through the SIU MEDPREP program gain direct admission to the PA Program. Click here for details. 

The SIUE School of Pharmacy has collaborated with the SIU School of Medicine to offer a priority admission pathway, allowing a selective number of SIUE PharmD graduates admission into the highly competitive SIU Physician Assistant Program upon PharmD graduation. To learn more visit here.