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Admissions cycle opens April 29 and ends on January 15


  • Step 1

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

    Applicants are required to complete the CASPA application for Florida International University Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine Master in Physician Assistant Studies.

    • CASPA application opens on April 29, 2021 and closes on January 15, 2022.
    • Applications need to be verified by CASPA by January 15, 2021 to be considered.

    Applicants should ensure all documentation is submitted to CASPA prior to January 15, 2021 as verification can take up to 30 days and only verified applications will be evaluated.

    • Transcripts for prerequisite courses completed after submission need to be uploaded and grades need to be self-reported in CASPA application and unofficial transcripts emailed to before January 15th

    (For questions concerning the CASPA application visit CASPA FAQs or contact CASPA at (617) 612-2080).

  • Step 2

    Applicants are required to complete the FIU supplemental application and pay supplemental application fee of $30.

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

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

  • Step 3

    All applicants applying to the Master in Physician Assistant Studies program at Florida International University are required to complete an online suite of assessments (Altus Suite), to assist with our selection process for the 2021-2022 Application Cycle.

    Altus Suite consists of a two-part online assessment of non-cognitive skills, interpersonal characteristics, and personal values and priorities that we believe are important for successful students and graduates of our program. Altus Suite will complement the other tools that we use for applicant screening. In implementing Altus Suite, we are trying to further enhance fairness and objectivity in our selection process.

    Altus Suite consists of:

    • Casper: a 60-90 minute online situational judgment test (SJT)
    • Snapshot: a 10-minute one-way interview with standardized questions

    You will register for Altus Suite for the US Professional Health Sciences test (CSP-10101).

    Access to create an account and for more information on important dates and requirements, and the Altus Suite assessments.

    Note: CASPer scores must be received for your application to be considered.

  • Step 4

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

    Applications will be evaluated on a continuous basis until the class is selected.

  • Step 5

    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.