Two Wingate University graduate programs are proud to call Hendersonville, NC home: Physician Assistant Studies and the School of Pharmacy.

Nestled in among the rolling Blue Ridge Mountains and 22 miles south of Asheville, NC, Hendersonville is a delightful small city that is becoming a popular travel destination. With a population of almost 14,000, there’s a vibrant downtown with more than 100 shops, galleries and dining options. Beyond the city limits, the natural world offers world-class whitewater rafting, hiking and biking trails and serene mountain vistas.

Beyond the charms of Mother Nature, Hendersonville offers Wingate University graduate students the opportunity to hone their skills in a $32 million state-of-the-art Health Sciences Center. This building, a partnership between Henderson County, Pardee UNC Health Care, Blue Ridge Community College, the city of Hendersonville and Wingate University, contains smart classrooms, well-equipped laboratories, soft spaces for study and faculty offices. Students will have direct access to patients as well as collaborative learning experiences.

Students who choose the Hendersonville campus for the School of Pharmacy will be assigned clinical rotations in Western North Carolina, a traditionally underserved region for medical care.

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The PharmCAS application is open from July 18, 2017-March 1, 2018.

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The Hendersonville campus for Physician Assistant Studies was selected specifically to serve the rural and underserved areas of this part of North Carolina. Many graduates choose to remain in Western Carolina after they pass their licensing exam. Classes are taught on both the Wingate and Hendersonville campuses, with students attending via synchronous distance learning.

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To be eligible for admission consideration to the Wingate University PA program enrolling fall semester 2018, each applicant must fulfill the following requirements. Unless otherwise stated below, all requirements must be fulfilled by January 15, 2018.

There are no waivers or exceptions to any of these requirements except for those published in this document. Wingate University PA program offers no advanced placement and does not accept transfer credit from any prior enrollment in any health science, medical, or related program. No advanced placement is offered for health science work or study experience. Each student accepted in the PA program at Wingate University must satisfy all requirements of the didactic and clinical years of study.

A qualified applicant who was previously enrolled in another PA program will be considered for admission only after consultation with the director of the former PA program. Qualified applicants who are graduates of Wingate University will be given preference in the admission process over other similarly qualified applicants. Admission to both campuses of the PA program is administered from the main campus by the Admissions and Compliance Officer.


  1. CASPA application
  2. U.S. citizenship, permanent resident of the U.S., or “DACA” status
  3. Completion of bachelor degree or higher in the U.S.
  4. Completion of 9 prerequisite courses
  5. GRE and PA program’s receipt of official scores report
  6. Letters of recommendation, one from a provider
  7. Minimum 500 hours of clinical experience
  8. Personal interview
  9. Tuition deposit
  10. Technical standards acknowledgement

For more information about the Physician Assistant program click here Physician Assistant Studies