The Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies is designed for students
who already have completed a bachelor's degree. In addition to a bachelor's degree,
admission to this program requires successful completion of certain science and
psychology prerequisite courses. Candidates must apply by submitting complete applications,
with all required supporting materials, to the
Central Application Service for Physician
The Professional Phase usually starts during the last week in July. The Program
is 25 months of continuous study and includes the didactic level, which consists
of three semesters of classroom and laboratory work in basic and applied medical
science, and the clinical level, which consists of six rotations and three preceptorships
at a variety of clinical sites, including hospitals and medical offices. Students
must complete all didactic level courses before they can enter the clinical level.
The first semester of the Professional Phase is comprised of mandatory undergraduate
foundation courses. The remainder of the courses in the Professional Phase are graduate
Upon successful completion of this program, graduates will be awarded the Master
of Science in Physician Assistant Studies degree and are eligible to sit for the
Physician Assistant National Certifying Examination.
The application deadline is October 1st.