The Mercyhurst University Physician Assistant Program defines diversity as including the following five main categories:

  1. Underrepresented Minorities in Healthcare
  2. Age
  3. Veteran
  4. Economically Disadvantaged
  5. Educationally Disadvantaged

Mercyhurst University is an Equal Opportunity Employer that encourages qualified candidates from diverse groups to apply.  The Mercyhurst University Department of Physician Assistant Studies promotes diversity and inclusion and is committed to effectively educating and caring for our increasingly diverse student and patient populations. 

Reported Diversity Among 2020-2021 Verified CASPA Applicants for Mercyhurst University PA Program

Verified Applicants (Total: 261 Students)Verified Applicants (Total: 261 Students)    
Underrepresented Minorities in Healthcare47 (18.0%)
Age 25+*46 (17.6%)
Veteran Status1 (0.3%)
Educationally Disadvantaged38 (14.6%)
Economically Disadvantaged15 (5.7%)
*The breakdown for diverse applicants for age is as follows: 27 aged 25+ (10.3%), 11 aged 27+ (4.2%), and 8 aged 31+ (3.0%).