Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies

  1. PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT STUDIES (98 CREDITS):

    • PAS510/L Advanced Human Anatomy I (2/0)
    • PAS511 Clinical Microbiology/Immunology (3)
    • PAS512 Medical Informatics (2)
    • PAS513 Clinical Laboratory Medicine (2)
    • PAS514 Pathophysiology (3)
    • PAS515 Fundamentals of Clinical Medicine I (5)
    • PAS516/L Advanced Human Anatomy II (2/0)
    • PAS517/L Physical Diagnosis I (3/1)
    • PAS518 Pharmacology I (2)
    • PAS519 Fundamentals of Clinical Medicine II (5)
    • PAS520/L Physical Diagnosis II (2/1)
    • PAS521 Pharmacology II (2)
    • PAS522 Cultural and Psychosocial Dynamics of Medicine (3)
    • PAS524 Clinical Pediatrics (2)
    • PAS525 Clinical Problem Solving (3)
    • PAS526 Surgery (3)
    • PAS527 Geriatrics (2)
    • PAS528 Emergency Medicine (3)
    • PAS529 Research Methodology (3)
    • PAS531 Preventive Medicine (2)
    • PAS535-536 Medical Professional Issues I-II (1/2)
    • PAS538/L Orthopedic Medicine (1/0)
    • CLERKSHIPS: 30 credits: PAS601, 602, 603, 604, 605, 606, 607, 608, 609, 610 Clerkship I - X (3 credits each)
    • PAS612/613 Research I-II (1/1)
    • PAS614/615/616 Clinical Seminar I-II-III (2/2/2)
  2. ADDITIONAL REQUIRED COURSES (6 CREDITS):

    • Statistics: Select one:
      • NSC310 Biostatistics (3)
      • PSY333 Statistics for Psychology and Social Sciences (3) 
    • PHI321 Medical Ethics (3)

MS: TOTAL PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS = 104 CREDITS


Admission Requirements

  • Baccalaureate Degree. Overall GPA of 3.0 or higher (average of accepted students generally > 3.5)
  • 8 credits of Biology with lab (e.g., Zoology, Botany, General Biology I and II, A & P I and II)
  • 8 credits of General Chemistry
  • 3 credits of Calculus
  • 9 credits of Psychology and/or Sociology
  • GPA of 3.00 or higher (average of accepted students generally > 3.4) in the following four courses completed within the past five years:
  • 4 credits of Microbiology, 300 level
  • 4 credits of Anatomy, 300 level 
  • 4 credits of Physiology, 300 level
  • 4 credits of Organic Chemistry or Biochemistry
  • 120 hours of direct patient contact experience
  • The GRE is not required.
  • The TOEFL is required, if applicable.

Applicants are strongly encouraged to complete at least 8 credits of 300 level or higher science coursework within 12 months of entering the physician assistant program.

Graduation Requirements

Satisfactory completion of all requirements as per the terms set forth by the Physician Assistant Department.

Suggested Course Sequence

Access the suggested course sequence for the MS, Physician Assistant Studies, from the Physician Assistant Department web page or the Program Plans site on the Registrar's web page.

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