Admission to the Master of Medical Science in Anesthesia program is based on a combination of academic performance and an evaluation of non-cognitive characteristics such as professionalism, maturity, compassion, respect, a passion for learning, leadership and motivation for providing healthcare.  The Admissions Committee will review a candidate’s personal characteristics and experiences, in addition to academic information. The Admissions Committee will also review all complete applications, transcripts, test scores, essay, co-curricular and health-related activities, recommendation letters and results of the interview to determine which candidates should be offered admission. There is no one component of the application that will guarantee a candidate an interview or an offer of admission.

 All Applicants - (June-October) should have:

  • A Bachelors degree from a regionally accredited college or university in the United States or Canada, including above average performance in required premed prerequisite coursework.  A “C” or better is required in all prerequisites courses. Online science programs and pre-med prerequisite courses completed at institutions accredited by one of the following accreditation agencies will be accepted.  
  • Minimum GPA 2.8 or better –  GPA of  3.1 or better is preferred (Competitive GPA 3.4)
  • Applicants must complete all prerequisite courses prior to matriculation, with a cumulative GPA of 3.1 or higher. It is required that applicants receive a grade of C or better in all required prerequisite courses.
  • No more than four required prerequisite courses in progress at the time of application (needed courses may be completed at any local two, four year or online accredited institution).
  • Competitive GRE scores (>=55th percentile in each section and >=4.0 in the writing section)-


  • MCAT (472 or better-scoring >=118 in the science sections) -
  • Complete online applications submitted before the application deadline dates (See admissions calendar for specific deadline dates).
  • International applicants must achieve permanent resident status a year prior to applying to the Emory AA Program.  


Applicants interested in EARLY consideration - (June-September) MUST have:

Note: All applicants are welcome to complete the application process early, but only those applications that meet or exceed these criteria listed below will be considered for EARLY review. No exceptions will be made.


  • Current MCAT score (500 or better -scoring >=125 in the science sections) -
  • No more than two required prerequisite courses in progress at the time of application.
  • Complete online applications submitted, processed and verified on or before the early application deadline date (See admissions calendar for specific deadline dates).
  • International applicants must achieve permanent resident status a year prior to applying to the Emory AA Program. 

General Information:

The Emory AA program will allow a student to complete any missing required courses after the application deadline.  Any offers of admission will be contingent upon successful completion of the required courses by the end of the spring semester before matriculation in June.  Once enrolled in the course(s), a student must submit course(s) in progress.  A final transcript with a final grade in the course(s) must be submitted upon completion of the course(s).

  • The Emory AA program practices a rolling application process NOT admissions process. Qualified applications are scheduled for review once a complete CASAA and Emory application is verified and processed.    
  • Substitutions are not permitted, and survey courses are not acceptable. For those courses that have been repeated, the highest grade received should be reported. A letter grade of C will be accepted, but are not preferred in prerequisite courses.
  • If you do not have a science/math or clinical background, prerequisite courses older than 7 years should be revisited.
  • Reporting grades received accurately in both applications is pertinent. Emory will not recalculate GPAs.
  • GRE or MCAT Scores: Test scores must have been earned within five years of the application deadline (for more information, visit the sites above). Complete official test scores must be reported at the time of application submission in CASAA (only official scores will be verified). The highest scores earned by an applicant should be reported on the application. Scores from different exams will not be combined.  GRE/MCAT scores can be sent electronically from ETS or AAMC. Contact the agency to have your score/s released to CASAA, and our program will verify your scores from your application. If you retake the exams after you submit your application, log back in and update the test section in CASAA and submit a new official report. Note: Your application will not be considered complete and ready for review until an official GRE/MCAT score has been received and verified in CASAA. 
  • References: A minimum of three reference forms are required (forms and letters should be uploaded in CASAA).

Reference forms or letters of recommendation should be submitted by faculty, advisors, school administrators, employers or others who can speak to your academic ability and personal character as they relate to your pursuit of the Anesthesia Assistant profession. Family members and/or friends of the family are not recommended. References are considered confidential material; information provided on reference forms or in letters of recommendation will not be shared with the applicant (information regarding the status of your application will not be shared with your references; individuals should contact the applicant directly for updates).

  1. Following up with references, testing services and institutions for pending items is the sole responsibility of the applicant. The program office will not make contact with those agencies on your behalf.
  2. An Items received checklist will be sent electronically to your Gmail account once the online Emory supplemental application and fees are received and processed in the AA Program Office (all applicable documents received and processed will drop to the bottom section of your Items checklist). The Items received checklist will not be verified over the phone.
  3. Applicants will be updated of items received and processed timely manner, please check CASAA and Gmail email accounts regularly.