PA Admissions & Tuition
The Tufts University School of Medicine Physician Assistant (TUSM PA) Program enrolls students in JANUARY of each year. Decisions are made on a rolling basis.
The next admissions cycle will open up in April 27, 2018.
Learn more below about how to apply, and what happens after you apply.
How to Apply
The CASPA Application Portal will open April 27, 2018, at which time applicants for January 2019 may begin an application and should fill in the academic history section as soon as you begin the application process to allow CASPA to match incoming materials with an application. Do not submit the application until all final transcripts are received.
Please note that the TUSM PA Program is a Green Deadline (See CASPA's deadline definitions). Therefore there are two deadlines that applicants must meet in order to have their application reviewed by the PA Admissions Committee.
First Deadline: July 1, 2018 at 11:59 PM EST
Applications must meet CASPA requirements:
- Application e-submitted in CASPA with application fee paid.
- The Resume/CV and Patient Care Document are part of the application.
- All official transcripts received by CASPA.
- Minimum of two letters of recommendation received by CASPA. (Note: The PA Program requires three letters of recommendation be submitted by the second deadline.)
Once an application meets CASPA requirements, CASPA will verify transcripts and calculate GPA's. The PA Admissions Office will then begin screening applications.
Special Note: May 2018 graduates MUST:
- E-submit and submit an official final transcript to CASPA before July 1st even if it may not have a degree conferral date yet. This allows the process of application verification to begin. The applicant should call CASPA customer service to check whether the transcript received includes the date of degree conferral. If it does not, the applicant should request a second, updated transcript with degree conferral date be sent to CASPA no later than August 1. This updated transcript will be loaded to the application and the PA Admissions Office will check that the degree has been conferred, allowing the applicant to move forward to the prerequisite review process.
- Call the PA Admissions Office at 617-636-3630 notifying them of their status so that a note of the exception can be made in their CASPA record.
Second Deadline: August 1, 2018 at 11:59 PM EST
The following need to be received by CASPA to meet the Tufts application requirements:
- 3rd letter of recommendation
- Official GRE/MCAT Scores
- TOEFL Scores (if required)
Once an application meets CASPA and Tufts application requirements AND has been confirmed as complete, then the application will be sent to the PA Admissions Committee for review.
See below for more information about the application materials.
Evidence of a minimum of 1000 hours of direct patient care
Patient Care Document
Three letters of recommendation, including one from a supervisor verifying direct patient care experience
Official Test Scores (GRE or MCAT)
TOEFL Scores (if required)
Resume (indicating where and how a minimum of 1000 hours of direct patient care has been earned)
After You Apply
Application review and decisions occurs on a rolling basis, and will extend only to those applications completed and meeting all deadlines.
Responsibilities of the Enrolled Student
Tuition and Fees
Tuition rates and fees are effective as of July 2017. The Trustees of Tufts University reserve the right to change tuition rates or fees at their discretion.