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Doctor of Medical Science Programs
Doctor of Medical Science Programs

DMS Program Certificates Admission

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Healthcare Practice and Administration Certificate

Applicants to the Healthcare Practice and Administration Certificate program must be Physician Assistants that have successfully graduated from an entry-level PA program accredited by the Accreditation Review Commission on the Education of Physician Assistant. Applicants must currently hold either a National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants certification/recertification or a state license to practice as a Physician Assistant. 

A high degree of professionalism is expected.  

Students will need access to a reliable computer and high-speed internet. Strong computer skills and/or the ability to quickly learn and adapt to new technology is necessary for success.

To apply, candidates should submit the following:

  • Butler application
  • Official transcripts from all degree-granting colleges and universities you have attended either mailed or sent electronically to gradadmission@butler.edu
  • An updated, comprehensive curriculum vita
  • NCCPA certification number or active state license number
  • A maximum 250-word Personal Statement describing the goals for enrolling in the Healthcare Practice and Administration Certificate program

A master's degree is not required.  The GRE is not required. If you are a current Butler DMS student, you do not need to resubmit your transcripts. A phone interview may be required.

 Applicants must be fluent in English (the language of instruction of this program). When the applicant speaks and/or writes in English as a second language, the applicant must submit Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) scores for review. International students must have a TOEFL score and evaluation of any international transcripts. Please note that this takes additional time. A TOEFL score of 550 (paper-based test) or 79 (internet-based test) meets Butler University’s English language proficiency requirements. Butler’s TOEFL school code is 1073. World Education Services or Educational Credential Evaluators must evaluate all international transcripts.

Applicants who believe the TOEFL requirement should be waived may petition the Office of Admission.

PA Educator Certificate

Applicants to the PA Educator Certificate program must have successfully graduated from a PA program accredited by the Accreditation Review Commission on the Education of a Physician Assistant. If you are not a Physician Assistant you may be eligible to apply if you are an educator in a PA program or within a healthcare profession. If you don't meet either of those expectations, you must have permission from the program director to apply.

A high degree of professionalism is expected.  

Students will need access to a reliable computer and high-speed internet. Strong computer skills and/or the ability to quickly learn and adapt to new technology is necessary for success.

To apply, candidates should submit the following:

  • Butler application
  • Official transcripts from all degree-granting colleges and universities you have attended either mailed or sent electronically to gradadmission@butler.edu
  • An updated, comprehensive curriculum vita
  • NCCPA certification number or active state license number (if applicable)
  • A maximum 250-word Personal Statement describing the goals for enrolling in the PA Educator Certificate program

A master's degree is not required.  The GRE is not required. If you are a current Butler DMS student, you do not need to resubmit your transcripts. A phone interview may be required.

Applicants must be fluent in English (the language of instruction of this program). When the applicant speaks and/or writes in English as a second language, the applicant must submit Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) scores for review. International students must have a TOEFL score and evaluation of any international transcripts. Please note that this takes additional time. A TOEFL score of 550 (paper-based test) or 79 (internet-based test) meets Butler University’s English language proficiency requirements. Butler’s TOEFL school code is 1073. World Education Services or Educational Credential Evaluators must evaluate all international transcripts.

Applicants who believe the TOEFL requirement should be waived may petition the Office of Admission.
 

Important Dates

Both certificate programs have a summer start date. Applicants must submit all required materials at least seven days before the summer term begins.