Veterans Outreach Initiative
Applicable to veteran applicants only.
The Pacific University's School of Physician Assistant Studies has a longstanding history of supporting veterans to become physician assistants. The school has two programs to assist veterans to become PAs at Pacific, the Veterans Outreach Initiative and the Bachelor's Degree Completion Option.
The Veterans Outreach Initiative is an admissions advantage. The top seven veteran applicants, who meet all minimum criteria required by the School of Physician Assistant Studies, will be granted an on-campus interview. While this does not guarantee admission, it is an acknowledgment of our dedication to veterans and their needs.
We provide a master's level curriculum; however, it is possible to gain admission without a prior bachelor's degree. The Bachelor's Degree Completion Option was initially designed for veterans and is now an option for all students. The school acknowledges veterans' non-traditional route to the PA profession and is excited to offer the option for those who will benefit from this additional opportunity.
There is no separate application for the Veterans Outreach Initiative or Bachelor's Degree Completion Program. Students are initially identified through their CASPA and Supplemental Application. Please contact Graduate Admissions if you have any questions.