Degree Changes at MEDEX for the 2018/19 Application Cycle

In 2021, PA education will be undergoing a change nationally. At this time, all PA programs must grant master’s degrees at the completion of the program. With this shift coming in just a few years, MEDEX is taking steps to meet this change in the upcoming application cycles.

Beginning in the 2018-19 application cycle, MEDEX is no longer accepting applications or students to the bachelor’s degree program.

All four sites at MEDEX – Seattle, Spokane, and Tacoma, WA and Anchorage, AK – will be accepting master’s students only in upcoming application cycles. Sites in Tacoma and Anchorage are transitioning from hybrid campuses to master’s training sites. All seats at all four sites are now available for master’s applicants. Students beginning their PA training at any MEDEX campus in summer 2019 will pursue a Master in Clinical Health Services degree.

All applicants must meet the prerequisites to the master’s degree option to be eligible to apply to MEDEX in the 2018-19 application cycle.

To be eligible to apply to MEDEX in the 2018-19 application cycle, all applicants will need to meet the following requirements:
-Baccalaureate degree (completed in or before the calendar year of application)
-Academic prerequisites
-Clinical prerequisites
-3.0 in the most recent 90 quarter or 60 semester hours of coursework
-GRE (completed within 5 years of application) or prior master’s degree

Additional information about prerequisites at MEDEX can be found online: http://depts.washington.edu/medex/applicants/program-prerequisites/

Specific questions about these upcoming changes should be directed to the Admissions Team at medex@uw.edu .