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General Information Students accepted into the program must complete the school’s and the program’s admission requirements before the first day of classes. Admission to the professional program is competitive; therefore, completion of the prerequisites does not guarantee admission to the program.

Criteria Used for Selection of Class Grade point average, personal interview, and EMT experience.

Proposed Class Size Ten each cohort entering either spring or fall semester.

Specific Requirements In addition to the IU School of Medicine Health Professions Programs admission policies and procedures found at the beginning of this section of the bulletin, the following requirements apply to the paramedic science degree program.

Application Deadline October 1 of the year before anticipated entry for spring semester or February 1 of the year before anticipated entry for fall semester.

Total Number of Prerequisite Credit Hours 21.

Distribution of Credit Hours in Specific Areas See prerequisites.

Limitations of Course Work Remedial courses will not fulfill prerequisites or count as credit hours toward the degree.

Minimum Cumulative Grade Point Average 2.30 on a 4.00 scale. This requirement is applied at the time of program application and must be maintained.

Minimum Grade Requirement in a Stated Prerequisite Course C (2.00 on a 4.00 scale).

Interview All qualified applicants must participate in an interview. Interviews are generally conducted in December for the spring cohort and March for the fall cohort.

Indiana Residents Preference Policy See School of Medicine Health Professions Programs policy.

Volunteer Experience While volunteer experience is not required, it is helpful in making a career choice.

Accreditation  The curriculum of the Paramedic Science Program is accredited by the Committee on Accreditation for EMS Programs.

The following will be required upon offer of admission into the program and must be completed by June 1st in the year of entry. Complete details may be found HPP New Student Requirements and will be included in your program information packet. 

  • Signed Technical Standards form
  • Signed Honor Code
  • Proof of immunizations
  • Proof of TB (either shot or IGRA)
  • Physical Examination
  • Flu Shot
  • Proof of Health Insurance
  • Background Check and Drug Screen-to be completed within 10 days of offer acceptance

Updated: April 2021