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International Applicants

The Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies encourages qualified applicants from other countries to apply to the PA Program. An F-1 student is a non-immigrant who is pursuing a “full course of study” to achieve a specific educational or professional objective, at an academic institution in the United States that has been designated by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to offer courses of study to such students, and has been enrolled in SEVIS (the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System).

All applicants to the PA Program must follow the application process as defined by the Augsburg PA Program and CASPA.

Regardless of residential status, all applicants must meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • A bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university.
  • Your cumulative and science GPA must be 3.0 or higher in order to be eligible. GPAs are calculated by CASPA and set at the time of your application submission. The Augsburg PA Program does not recalculate GPAs as additional course work is completed post-CASPA submission.
  • Completion of 6 prerequisite courses (we strongly recommend a ‘B’ or better in prerequisite courses to be successful in the PA coursework). See the full list of prerequisite courses here.
  • 3 Letters of Recommendation from professional and academic references.

 

REQUIREMENTS FOR APPLICANTS WITH DEGREES FROM OUTSIDE THE U.S.

Foreign Credential Evaluation

Augsburg requires foreign credential evaluation for any transcripts from an institution outside of the United States. This evaluation should include the following:

  • Analysis of credentials—to determine if your degree is equivalent to an accredited U.S. Bachelor’s degree.
  • Course-by-course evaluation—to show your complete course listing with credit values and grades received for each course.
  • Calculation of grade point average—to demonstrate your cumulative grade point average using the standard U.S. grading system, i.e., A=4.0, B=3.0, C=2.0, D=1.0, F=0.0.
  • Translation to English (if applicable).

Refer to World Education Services for further information about transcript evaluation. Please follow the CASPA guidelines for submission of transcript evaluation documentation for the CASPA application.

 

English Language Proficiency

To meet Augsburg University admission requirements, applicants must provide evidence of a sufficient command of both written and spoken English to study graduate level coursework conducted entirely in English. The following is a list of the tests and programs Augsburg University accepts as evidence for English proficiency.

  • TOEFL: Minimum score of 80 on the Internet Based TOEFL (iBT) with a sub score of 20 on the written and 20 on the speaking sections.
  • TOEFL Essentials: Minimum score of 8.5
  • IELTS: Minimum score of score report of 6.5.
  • Duolingo English Test: 105 (For tests taken on or after July 15, 2019)
  • Successful completion of a previous undergraduate or graduate degree at an accredited college or university in the US, the United Kingdom, Ireland, English-speaking Canada, New Zealand or Australia