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International applicants with a degree earned outside the U.S. must meet the following criteria:

  • All required prerequisite courses must be taken at a regionally accredited U.S. higher education institution
  • Must communicate well in English
  • TOEFL Exam score: Minimum 600 paper-based, 100 Internet-based, or 250 computer-based score, or
  • IELTS Exam score: Minimum 7, or
  • PTE Exam score: Minimum 70

International applicants should send the following items to Bethel:

  • Evaluation of foreign transcripts from NACES or CGFNS International
  • Certificate of finances form*
  • Sponsored funds documentation (if applicable)*
  • Copy of I-94 form (applicants currently living in the U.S.)
  • Copy of passport (applicants currently living in the U.S.)
  • Copy of current visa
  • Document of health insurance form

*Forms will be sent to you

Permanent Resident Alien Applicants

  • Copy of green card

Accreditation and Program Goals

The Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA) has granted Accreditation-Continued status to the Bethel University Physician Assistant Program sponsored by Bethel University. Accreditation-Continued is an accreditation status granted when a currently accredited program is in compliance with the ARC-PA Standards.

Accreditation remains in effect until the program closes or withdraws from the accreditation process or until accreditation is withdrawn for failure to comply with the Standards. The approximate date for the next validation review of the program by the ARC-PA will be September 2026. The review date is contingent upon continued compliance with the Accreditation Standards and ARC-PA policy. The program’s accreditation history can be viewed on the ARC-PA website.

Learn more about the PA program's accreditation, program goals, attrition rate, and first time graduate performance on certification exam.

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