Guaranteed Interview for Physician Assistant Program at Trine University


Trine University, Angola, IN, will offer guaranteed interviews to students enrolled in Benedictine University’s Master of Science in Integrative Physiology (M.S.I.P.) program who apply as a traditional applicant to TRINE UNIVERSITY’s Master of Physician Assistant Studies.

The Master of Physician Assistant Studies at Trine University is a seven semester program designed to prepare students to succeed, lead and serve the community and the physician assistant (PA) profession. The MPAS program will be the beginning of a lifelong journey in the pursuit of knowledge, professional development, and personal growth. The program is also committed to maintaining the highest moral and ethical standards.



To qualify for the interview, the M.S.I.P. student must:

  • Meet all admission requirements of the Trine University PA program including equivalent for Medical Terminology as integrated into the M.S.I.P. program.
  • Apply for admission to Trine University via CASPA by November 1 following completion of the Master of Science degree at Benedictine University.
  • Have an M.S.I.P. program cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher.
  • No final course grade less than a “C” in the Benedictine University’s Master of Science in Integrative Physiology program.
  • Have a Cumulative Overall GPA of 3.2 or higher, including courses taken in the Benedictine University’s Master of Science in Integrative Physiology program.
  • Completion of the GRE General test within the last 5 years. A combined verbal/ quantitative score of 300 minimum is considered competitive and quantitative above 150.
  • Be recommended by the Director of the M.S. in Integrative Physiology program with an additional letter from a professional or academic reference.

Additional Information

  • Patient contact experience is highly recommended, particularly to demonstrate a discernment process to enter the PA profession
  • All applicants must meet Trine University PA technical standards, which is essential to delineate the psychomotor, cognitive and affective skills needed for matriculation into, continuation in and graduation from the educational program.
  • All applicants must be a US citizen or legal resident.

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Yvonne Kumon
Assistant to the Dean
(630) 829-6084

Bonnie Beezhold, Ph.D.
Associate Dean
(630) 829-6528

Cheryl Mascarenhas, Ph.D.
Dean, College of Science & Health
(630) 829-6587