Application Requirements

  • Completed BA or BS degree
  • Cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or greater for a BA/BS degree
    • Any applicant who does not meet the 3.0 GPA requirement, or have a GPA on their transcript, must complete the GRE
  • Official college transcripts verifying degree earned and date.
    • All international transcripts must be submitted with an official transcript evaluation in English from an evaluation service accredited by the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) such as ECE or WES.
    • International students can find additional application requirements here.
  • Completion of the 3 prerequisite courses:
    • Microbiology (4 credits)
    •  Introduction to Statistics (3 credits)
    • Anatomy & Physiology (8 credits)
      • 2 Anatomy & Physiology courses or
      • 1 Anatomy and 1 Physiology course taken separately

Program Immersion

Fall 2020 Program Immersion Information:

  • Due to Covid-19 we will be having a mandatory virtual immersion prior to the semester starting.

Internship/Capstone Project Requirements

As part of your academic program, students participate in an Internship/Capstone project.  In order to complete this project, there is a required background check, drug screen and proof of immunizations.

Once you have accepted your admission into the program, you will be sent a link to Verified Credentials (a third party provider of background screening, drug testing, and compliance management services) to complete these requirements.  The results of the background check and drug screen or failure to submit proof of immunizations may determine if you remain eligible in the program.  The facility where the student completes their internship/capstone project will be provided proof that a background check, drug screen, and proof of immunizations has been completed.

The background check and drug screen for Providence St. Joseph Health caregivers will be waived as long as the caregiver completes their internship/capstone project within a Providence St. Joseph Health facility, does not have a break in their academic program (i.e. take a semester off) and stays employed with Providence St. Joseph Health.  Caregivers are still required to submit proof of immunizations.

The cost of this requirement will depend on the state the student lives in.  Once the student has accepted admission into the program, this information will be sent to them.