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Medical Diagnostics (Pre-Physician Assistant Concentration), Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #201 (ARWU) Newark, DE, United States
Medical Diagnostics is a clinical-oriented science program that incorporates the basic science courses required for admission to physician assistant programs with medical-related courses that impact the diagnosis and therapy of disease. Students learn the pathophysiology of diseases in five major areas of study: Clinical Chemistry, Hematology, Immunohematology,
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The Medical Diagnostics Pre-PA curriculum is designed to meet the prerequisite requirements for physician assistant studies. Medical Diagnostics Pre-PA students take most of the Medical Laboratory Science lecture courses but do not take the accompanying laboratory courses; this schedule allows students to pursue minors that capture their interest. Eligibility for admission to the junior year of the Medical Diagnostics major is determined by academic achievement of an approximate 3.0 GPA in the required courses for the first 4 semesters as a Medical Laboratory and Diagnostics Interest major. Completion of the concentration does not guarantee entry into a physician assistant program. Students should familiarize themselves with the requirements of physician assistant programs to which they will apply.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Areas to study

  • Clinical Chemistry 
  • Hematology
  • Hemostasis/Coagulation
  • Medical Microbiology 
  • Diagnostic Bacteriology
  • Immunohematology (Transfusion Medicine)

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3.6

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3.6 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

The one-year average, mid-50% of admitted students for general admissions is between 3.60-3.99, Honors Program is between 3.92-4.17.

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Start the Common Application for the University of Delaware.
  • Indicate your interest in the Honors Program and complete the required information as a part of your UD Common Application. 
  • Complete the required Common Application essays. You may also choose to answer the optional UD supplemental questions. 
  • Pay the $75 application fee and submit The Common Application.
  • Send official high school transcripts to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. 
  • Request official standardized test scores from SAT and/or ACT.
  • Provide two letters of recommendation (at least one recommendation should come from your school counselor).

Tuition Fee

  • International

    16440 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16440 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    16440 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16440 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    6125 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6125 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Newark

  • 990 - 1700 USD/month
    Living Costs

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