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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

CourseMinimum CreditsDescription
English Composition I3A writing-intensive course will be considered to satisfy the requirement if English Composition was not required for your curriculum. AP English will also satisfy the requirement if it is listed as such on your transcript
English Composition II3
Psychology3A first-level psychology course will satisfy the requirement, for example, Introduction to Psychology or General Psychology
Statistics3We will generally accept any 3-credit statistics course (i.e., bio-stat, psychology, business, elementary)
General Biology3A lab is not required, but highly recommended
General (Inorganic) Chemistry3A lab is not required, but highly recommended
Organic Chemistry3Must be one full semester of only organic chemistry. Survey courses will not satisfy the requirement. A lab is not required, but highly recommended
Microbiology3Must have been taken within five years of applying; exceptions may be considered for applicants who have been active in the medical field since taking the course or graduating. A lab is not required, but highly recommended
Human Anatomy & Physiology I3One semester in human anatomy and one semester in human physiology may be taken in place of Human A&P I and II. Must have been taken within five years of applying; exceptions may be considered for applicants who have been active in the medical field.
Human Anatomy & Physiology II3

 

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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