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 (4/0)
    • PAS518 Pharmacology I (2)
    • PAS519 Fundamentals of Clinical Medicine II (5)
    • PAS520/L Physical Diagnosis II (4/0)
    • PAS521 Pharmacology II (2)
    • PAS522 Cultural and Psychosocial Dynamics of Medicine (3)
    • PAS523 Medical Professional Issues (3)
    • PAS524 Clinical Pediatrics (2)
    • PAS525 Clinical Problem Solving (3)
    • PAS526 Surgery and Orthopedics (3)
    • PAS527 Geriatrics (2)
    • PAS528 Emergency Medicine (3)
    • PAS529 Research Methodology (3)
    • PAS531 Preventive Medicine (2)
    • 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 better (average of accepted students generally > 3.5)
  • Math and Science Prerequisite GPA of 3.0 or better (average of accepted students generally > 3.4). The following prerequisite courses are used to calculate the math/science GPA:
  • 8 credits of Biology with lab (e.g., Zoology, Botany, General Biology I and II, A & P I and II)
  • 12 credits of Chemistry, including at least 4 credits of Organic Chemistry/Biochemistry with lab
  • 4 credits of Microbiology with lab
  • 4 credits of Anatomy, generally 300 level coursework or higher
  • 4 credits of Physiology, generally 300 level coursework or higher
  • 3 credits of Calculus
  • Additional requirements include 9 credits of Psychology and Sociology
  • 120 hours of direct patient contact experience
  • The GRE is not required.

Science coursework completed more than 10 years ago,unless directly related to an occupation, must be repeated. 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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