The Stanford University Master of Science Degree in PA Studies program strives to admit a diverse cohort of students who possess intellectual strength, personal maturity, and interpersonal skills along with past accomplishments that demonstrate leadership potential.

Factors Impacting Admission

Selection for admission by the Admissions Committee is based on many factors, including academic achievement (GRE or MCAT and GPA, particularly in science and math courses), depth and breadth of healthcare experience, scholarly output (publications, research experience), interview performance (interpersonal communication skills), prior community service, leadership potential, and fit with Program's mission, as well as supporting documents (i.e. essay, letters of recommendation).

MSPA Student Entry Characteristics

Undergraduate & Youth Opportunities

The School of Medicine sponsors a number of programs to introduce undergraduate and high school students from underrepresented backgrounds to careers in medicine and basic science research.