Department of Family and Preventive Medicine

Graduate Record Examination (GRE)

Official scores are required from the Graduate Record Examination general test (GRE) taken within the last 5 years. GRE scores are required of ALL candidates, including candidates who have already earned masters or doctoral degrees. No other test scores are accepted.

Your scores must be directly reported from ETS to CASPA code 0459.  We encourage applicants to follow up with CASPA to assure that scores are posted to the application in a timely manner.  We will not accept scores reported directly to the Emory PA Program.

For further information on the GRE and registration forms, contact:

The Educational Testing Service
PO Box 6000
Princeton, NJ 08541-6000
(609) 771-7670

Experience Required

A minimum of 2,000 hours of patient care experience is required with direct, "hands-on" patient contact (e.g., EMT or paramedic, health educator, RN, patient care attendant or nurse’s aide, clinic assistant, medical Peace Corps volunteer or other cross-cultural health care experience, medical technologist, therapist, clinical research assistant, etc.). These hours of patient care experience must be completed at the time of the submitted application.

In addition, community volunteer hours as well as PA ‘shadowing hours’ are highly recommended although they do not count towards the 2,000 hours of patient care experience.

The Emory PA program does not grant advanced placement. All students must complete all Emory PA program course requirements to graduate.

Additional Requirements

  1. Applicants must meet the Emory PA Program Technical Standards.
  2. TOEFL is required for applicants for whom English is not their native language and/or their first degree is from a foreign institution. Scores must be sent directly to the PA Program from the Educational Testing Service. A minimum total score of 93 with a speaking score of 26 is required.
  3. Completed CASPA and Supplemental Applications (including non-refundable Supplemental Application Fee of $75). This includes two letters of reference.

If accepted into the program, consent for a criminal background check is required.