The CASPA cycle opens on April 25, 2019 and extends through March 1, 2020 for entry in January 2021. 

We are looking for caring, compassionate individuals who want to serve their communities as primary care providers as part of a Physician / PA team. Indiana State’s PA program is designed with evidence-based medicine and culturally sensitive provision of care as guiding principles. We intend to attract and retain a diverse student body.

Program Structure

  • Master’s level program of 93 credit hours accomplished over 7 consecutive semesters beginning every January 
  • 30 students accepted annually
  • Graduates will be qualified to sit for the national certifying exam known as the PANCE. (Successful completion of this exam is required in all states to obtain licensure)
  • A 15 month didactic and 12 month clinical rotations curriculum
  • Clinical sites located throughout Indiana as well as the option of more distant sites upon approval
  • Numerous opportunities for interprofessional education with Indiana State University Physical Therapy, Nursing, and Athletic Training students, as well as IUSM-TH medical students
  • Collaboration with the Rural Health Innovation Collaborative


  • Apply through the Centralized Application Service for PA’s (CASPA)
  • Apply to the College of Graduate and Professional Studies
  • Minimum grade point average (GPA) 3.0 in undergraduate studies
  • Graduate Record Examination* (GRE) (recommended 155 verbal, 155 quantitative, 4.0 Written)
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Personal statement
  • For prerequisite course work, review Admission Criteria
  • A minimum of 500 hours healthcare / direct patient care experience strongly recommended.
  • Interview Process
  • Frequently Asked Questions
  • Cost to Attend

Mission, Accreditation, Goals, and Statistics

Policies and Procedures

The PA Program staff and faculty are dedicated to your educational success. Professional development and intellectual growth are goals each student can attain with the guidance of staff and faculty. Program staff and students both have a responsibility to communicate regularly. Students who encounter issues should contact an advisor as soon as possible. Students must also immediately inform the program of any change in address and/or telephone number in order to maintain proper channels of communication.

Employment By Students
Physician Assistant Student Handbook
University Catalog


Contact Us

Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Phone: 812.237.3632
Fax: 812.237.3615
567 North 5th Street, Room 230
Terre Haute, IN 47809
Google Map: Location of the ISU Physician Assistant Program

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