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Biology - Pre-Physician Assistant, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Murray, KY, United States
Biology - Pre-Physician Assistant from Murray State University offers outstanding preparation for a career as a Physician Assistant. The suggested curriculum below fulfills the admissions criteria for the University of Kentucky and other regional Master’s of Science in Physician Assistant (PA) Studies programs. 
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Biology - Pre-Physician Assistant at Murray State University aims to prepare students for graduate and professional schools, employment in entry-level research and development, and teaching positions in the biological sciences.  

Graduates with Biology - Pre-Physician Assistant from Murray State University will:

  • be problem solvers.  
  • develop a logical, scientifically sound approach to problems.  
  • gain a comprehensive set of courses in the biological sciences.
  • be equipped to communicate clearly to the general public, to understand the broader implications of the biological sciences in society as a whole, and to represent themselves and their profession admirably.  
  • successfully enter and complete programs of graduate study and professional schools such as medicine, dentistry, physical therapy, and optometry.  
  • contribute to society as responsible, ethical practitioners of their profession, as socially conscientious citizens, and as leaders in the commitment to lifelong learning.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Lifespan Development
  • Scientific Etymology
  • Human Anatomy & Lab
  • Cell Biology: Mechanisms
  • Clinical Terminology
  • GRE Preparation

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2 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).

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

  • List of Senior Year Courses (if currently in high school)
    • Official copy of standardized ACT test score 
    • Official College Transcript (if taking college classes while in high school)
    • You must have received or be receiving a high school diploma or a GED certificate before the term for which you are applying. 
    • Submit an application for admission with a $40 application fee.
    • Transcripts for all years of high school with a minimum GPA of 2.0
    • Certified translations of the documents
    • Proof of Financial Support
    • Copy of Passport for applicant and all dependents
    • English Language Proficiency 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    13920 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13920 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    13920 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13920 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    9168 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9168 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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  • Kentucky, Massac, Posey, Vanderburgh and Warrick, Henry, Montgomery, Obion, Stewart and Weakley Counties - $9,168.00 
    • Tennessee - $9,696.00 

Living costs for Murray

  • 900 - 1400 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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