Keiser University


Admission Requirements

  • Regionally accredited baccalaureate degree or a foreign equivalent evaluated by a NACES recognized agency,
  • Required minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA of 2.75, minimum cumulative “natural” science GPA of 3.0 and minimum cumulative prerequisite (i.e. general education) GPA of 3.0
  • Required GRE minimum combined Verbal and Quantitative score of 294 on the new scoring system; 950 on the old scoring system. GRE must have been completed within five years of the application year. Our CASPA GRE Code is 0284. TOEFL scores are required for all foreign applicants.
  • Required Physician Assistant shadowing (no minimum required hours)
    Additional healthcare experience in highly recommended.
  • Verified CASPA Application
  • Completion of Keiser University’s Broadleaf Online Student Account and Customized Enrollment Process (includes KU Graduate Application, $55.00 Application fee, Technical/Employment/Background Check Disclaimers, Enrollment and Acceptance Policy forms)
  • The Physician Assistant Program requires an earned grade of C (2.0) or better in each of the following prerequisite courses. Grades of “C-“ or below will not be accepted. Natural science prerequisite courses must have been completed within ten years of the application year. Natural science labs must be completed on ground only. All prerequisite courses must be completed at a regionally accredited institution.
    • College Math or higher (3 semester credit hours)
    • English – Minimum of 3 hours in English Composition (6 semester credit hours)
    • Humanities (3 semester credit hours)
    • Social Sciences (3 semester credit hours)
    • Behavioral Sciences (6 semester credit hours)
    • General Biology or Zoology with laboratory (4 semester credit hours)
    • General Chemistry I and II with laboratories (8 semester credit hours)
    • Microbiology with laboratory (4 semester credit hours)
    • Biochemistry or Organic Chemistry (3 semester credit hours)
    • Human Anatomy and Physiology I and II with laboratories (8 semester credit hours)
    • Genetics (3 semester credit hours)

Keiser University’s highly competitive on ground only Master of Science in Physician Assistant program begins annually and matriculation is the 1st Monday in January. The program is full-time and accepts 40 students per admissions cycle.

Student Selection Factors

Prospective students are selected by the PA Program Admissions Committee based upon a combination of:

  • GRE score
  • Science GPA
  • Overall GPA
  • Prerequisite GPA
  • Quality and length of health care experience
  • Physician Assistant shadowing experience
  • Interpersonal and communication skills
  • Personal motivation
  • Life experience
  • Knowledge and understanding of the physician assistant profession
  • Three letters of recommendation, one written by a Physician Assistant, one from a practicing health care provider, and one personal reference

Matriculation Requirements

  • Completion of SentryMD (Immunizations, drug screen and physicals)
  • Successful background check

The Design program at Keiser University was filled with real world learning and hands on instruction… Based on the portfolio I created while a student at Keiser University, I landed a job in Graphic Design for a major online retailer immediately after graduation.

Ty Fitzgerald, Graphic Arts and Design Graduate

The year and a half I spent in the program better prepared me for attaining a job in the field…As a hands-on learner, the project-centered teaching was perfect for me.

Jackson Tejada, Graphic Arts and Design Graduate

Keiser University has given me the opportunity to embrace a career change… It has opened the door for a timely graduation and quick return to the work force…

Dale Caverly, Occupational Therapy Assistant Graduate

Without the education I received at Keiser University, I would not be where I am today!

Meisha Ebanks, R.N., Nursing Graduate

I not only received an excellent education but also encouragement and training that built my self-confidence every day.

Nidia Barrios, Medical Assisting Graduate

I realize the amount of knowledge I gained and feel that the educational experiences have developed me in to a person who can move higher up the career ladder.

Carlos Ramirez Flores, BA in Accounting Graduate

Keiser University’s MBA program has renewed my mind, changed the way I think, and given me a new sense of purpose.  The professors transformed my attitude and behavior, gave me the self-confidence I was lacking, and restored my energy.

Connie Sue Centrella, MBA Graduate

It has been great attending and graduating from Keiser University.  Because of the small class sizes, I was able to build good relationships with classmates and professors.  The PA professors care very much about the progress and success of the students and have been great advisors every step of the way through the program.

Annelise Merriner, PA-C, MS in Physician Assistant Graduate

Attending Keiser University and getting my degree was the best decision I have ever made.  The small class sizes and personalized attention helped me get my degree quickly.  The hands-on experience and the education landed me a job at a neighboring law firm.

Dedrick Saxon, Criminal Justice Graduate

I chose Keiser because it had everything—small classes, caring professors, hands-on learning, and counselors that are really there for you.  I feel like I’m part of a family here, not just a number.

Natalie Dou, Histotechnology Graduate

After being denied for several promotions at my current employer, I decided that I needed to further my education.  Since graduating from Keiser with my bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, I have been promoted and I am able to obtain positions that weren’t available to me before.

Laurie Williams, BA in Business Administration Graduate

Keiser helped change my life by getting my education at the right school! I have been going to another school before, dropped out because I felt that I was not getting enough information that I need. When I found out about Keiser, I was pleased because the instructors were great.

Nadege Dor, Medical Assisting Graduate

My decision to attend Keiser University has been one of the best decisions I’ve made. I chose to enroll in the Information Technology program… The one-class-a-month pace helped incredibly with my self-discipline.

Marla Hadley, Information Technology Graduate

The BA for Business Administration at Keiser has to be one of the best in the nation. Keiser takes the basics that are taught at the Associates level and uses them to strengthen your skills and knowledge.

Vivian R. Howard, BA in Business Administration Graduate

I found that Keiser University’s Nuclear Medicine program of advanced studies and small class size was a perfect fit. I never came across a faculty member who wasn’t truly interested.

Gustavo Gonzalez, Nuclear Medicine Technology Graduate