Skip to Main Content

How to Apply

HWCOM MPAS receives over 1400 applications every year causing the selection process to be highly competitive for the 45 seats available in each class. The Admissions Committee reviews applications holistically and selects applicants who demonstrate an above average proficiency in areas such as academic history, personal statement, letters of recommendation and medical experience/training to be considered for admission. Applicants are encouraged to submit applications when they have completed all the requirements for the HWCOM MPAS program, the program only reviews CASPA verified submissions and does not receive documentation submitted after verification of the CASPA application.

MPAS admission cycle opens June 15 and ends on January 15.

Step I

MPAS utilizes the Central Application Service for Physician Assistants (CASPA) to receive applications.

Complete the CASPA application for Florida International University Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine Master in Physician Assistant Studies.

(For questions concerning the CASPA application contact CASPA directly at (617) 612-2080).

Step II

Complete the FIU supplemental application and pay the supplemental application fee of $30.

Re-applicants need to send an email to prior to completing the supplemental application.

Note: accounts are only active when you are selected as a student for the MPAS program. There is no need to submit documents additional documents as the program evaluates only documents received in CASPA.


Step III

Applicants whose CASPA application has been verified, have completed the FIU Supplemental application and meet the Admission Requirements and Prerequisite Course Requirements will be evaluated and offered an interview.

**All prerequisite courses must be completed by December 31 for your application to be considered for fall admission.

Step IV

After the interview the Admissions Committee will cumulate scores, review and evaluate the applications and select the students for the class.

**Early Admission is granted to top scoring candidates in Phase I; all other applicants will be waitlisted until the end of Phase II.

Step V

Selected students receive conditional letters of acceptance and are recommended to University Graduate School (UGS) for admission to the program. Upon completion of the UGS process students will receive their official acceptance letter and other matriculation information.

Upon receipt of official acceptance letters matriculated students are required to pay the non-refundable Professional Development Seminar seat deposit fee of $750.


The following two applications are required for the MPAS