Program Spotlight: Arcadia University


Location: Glendale, PA or Christiana, DE

Number of students:  100

Application Cycle:  CASPA with rolling admissions due by October 1st; if Arcadia student - August 1st

Interview dates:  June - December/January

Start date: Summer (May)

Length of Program: 2 years

Public/Private:  Private

HCE: Minimum 200 hours

GPA:  Recommended 3.0 or better; may make an exception for applicants with "exceptional" clinical experience (RN, OT, PT, PharmD) for >3 years

Shadowing: No specific requirement

The Good Stuff:

  • Option of international rotations to Nicaragua
  • Dual MPH program available (3 years) - at Glenside campus only
  • Pre-PA 4+2 program
  • Full cadaver dissection lab
  • Simulation training 
  • Includes attendance to a national PA conference in tuition
  • Courses must have been completed within 10 years
  • One-on-one interviews

Program Link:  Arcadia PA Program

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