Prerequisite Coursework


Completion of bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university prior to matriculation into the program. (Completion of your bachelor’s degree is required by May of the year of program entry.) Prerequisite coursework must be taken from a regionally accredited college or university. Prerequisites must be completed with a grade of “C” or better. 

A minimum science and cumulative grade point averages (GPA) of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale must be achieved.  (A candidate with less than a 3.0, but greater than 2.80, undergraduate cumulative GPA or science GPA may be considered for admission with regular student status if he/she has completed at least 15 semester hours of relevant coursework at the graduate level and has a minimum GPA of 3.0 for these courses.)

Biology with lab

8 semester credit hours


3 semester credit hours

Organic Chemistry I with lab

4 semester credit hours

Organic Chemistry II with lab OR Biochemistry

4 semester credits hours

 Human Anatomy or Anatomy & Physiology I

3-4 semester credit hours

Human Physiology or Anatomy & Physiology II

3-4 semester credit hours


3 semester credit hours


3 semester credit hours


*Please note: 200-level equivalent (sophomore level) course or above is necessary to meet the requirement. These courses usually require a freshman level (100-level equivalent) prerequisite course.

^Course work must be in semester credit hours or the equivalent quarter hours by the following formula 1 quarter hour = .67 semester hour. Example: 5 quarter hours = 3.35 semester hours. 

The Morehouse School of Medicine is an equal opportunity institution and welcomes applications for employment or admission regardless of race, creed, color, national or ethnic origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability or religion. Please see the Matriculation Requirements page regarding additional requirements for admitted students such as matriculation deposit, health status forms & immunizations, proof of insurance, BLS certification, drug screens, and background checks. (All materials submitted become the property of the MSM Physician Assistant Program and cannot be returned to the applicant.)