University of Nebraska Medical Center

Admission Requirements

Applicants must be pre-approved for enrollment in the Doctor of Medical Science program. Applications will be accepted annually to begin the program in the fall semester. The following admission requirements must be met prior to matriculation in the Program:

  • Accredited PA Program graduate with a master’s degree from an approved institution of higher learning
  • Cumulative GPA of at least 2.5 (on a 4.0 scale) at time of application submission
  • Current certification by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants
  • Current state PA license, where applicable (military or federal employees are exempt)
  • Must be employed in at least a part-time role as a PA
  • Must identify a preceptor that holds a Doctoral Degree, is currently employed in good standing and has supervisor/ educator experience
Applicants will be considered without regard to age, sex, race, color, national origin, religion, political beliefs, or disability.

Students need to possess computer operating system skills and have easy access to a computer with a high-speed Internet connection and up-to-date software. To review the full list of specifications, see Computer Requirements.


Admit Terms Application Opens Application Deadline
Fall 2024 (Aug-Dec) Application June 26 July 15