Admission to the Program
The program accepts one group of 30 students each year. They begin classes in the fall semester. Students are selected through a competitive process that includes two separate applications and admission processes - one to the Graduate School, the second to the PA Program through CASPA. Candidates must complete both applications in order to be considered.
Pre-application advising may be obtained as follows:
- For general information about the program and the application process, read this website thoroughly.
- If you are currently a JMU student or live close to the university, attend an information session. Times and dates
- After familiarizing yourself with the general information, if you have questions specific to your own situation contact the PA Program for an in-person or telephone appointment.
Contact the PA Program at:
James Madison University
Physician Assistant Program
Dept. of Health Sciences,
801 Carrier Drive, MSC 4301
Health and Human Services Building, Rm. 3100
Harrisonburg, VA 22807
Phone: (540) 568-2395
Fax: (540) 568-3336
Information about the elements of the application and admission process can be found at:
- 2014 Information Session Schedule <
- December 8-12
- December 13
Commencement begins at 10 a.m. in the Convocation Center.
- January 12
Classes meet as scheduled
- January 19
Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday
Classes do not meet.
- March 9-13
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