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Prerequisites

Before you can matriculate into the MSPAS program, you must meet specific prerequisite course requirements outlined below.

Prerequisites: Required Courses for Admission

  • Human Anatomy & Physiology I (3 credits) / Note: Anatomy & Physiology must have been taken within five years of applying to the program; exceptions may be considered for applicants who have been active in the medical field since taking the course. Human Anatomy may also be taken as a separate course from Human Physiology, in which case 3 credits of each course would be required for admission.
  • Human Anatomy & Physiology II (3 credits) / Note: Anatomy & Physiology must have been taken within five years of applying to the program; exceptions may be considered for applicants who have been active in the medical field since taking the course. Human Anatomy may also be taken as a separate course from Human Physiology, in which case 3 credits of each course would be required for admission.
  • English Composition I (3 credits) / Note: In some cases, a writing intensive course taken outside of an English department may be accepted in place of English Composition I or II.
  • English Composition II (3 credits) / Note: In some cases, a writing intensive course taken outside of an English department may be accepted in place of English Composition I or II.
  • General Biology (3 credits)
  • General (Inorganic) Chemistry (3 credits)
  • Microbiology (3 credits) / Note: Microbiology must have been taken within five years of applying to the program; exceptions may be considered for applicants who have been active in the medical field since taking the course
  • Organic Chemistry (3 credits)
  • Psychology (3 credits)
  • Statistics (3 credits)

Online Prerequisite Courses Available

To help make meeting program prerequisites more convenient for you, DeSales offers several online courses through our adult education program.

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