Augusta University

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*Last updated January 29th, 2024

General Information

Mission Statement
To develop physician assistants with the knowledge and skills to practice in all aspects of medicine from a primary care perspective and to meet the needs of society thorough education, discovery and service.
Unique Program Features
AUPA program, accredited in 1973, has a proven track record of exceptional first-time taker pass rates for the PANCE, nine student-run interprofessional volunteer clinics, a state-of-the-art medical simulation center, cadaver gross anatomy dissection lab, point-of-care ultrasound training, interprofessional education with many different health professional programs, smaller cohort size of 48 students, and principal faculty with diverse clinical experiences.
Curriculum Focus
Case-Based Learning; Collaborative or Team-Based Learning; Early Clinical Exposure; Organ-Based/Systems-Based Learning; Problem-Based Learning
Credentials Offered
Master's degree (not Master's of Public Health)
Doctorate Degree Offered
No information provided
Type of Masters Degree
MPA: Master of Physician Assistant
Program Length
27 Months
Start Month
May 2025
Estimated Incoming Class Size
48
Part-time Option
No
Distance Learning
No
On-Campus Housing
Yes
Required Onsite Interview
No
Types of Interviews
Group Interview; Multiple Mini Interview (MMI)
Admission Type
Rolling - Applications are reviewed on a first-come, first-served basis

CASPA & Deadlines

CASPA Member
Yes
Upcoming CASPA Cycle
Yes
Application Deadline
11/01/2024
Deadline Requirement
Orange-Complete only: the application has been submitted, payment, all transcripts, and at least two evaluation letters must be received by CASPA by the posted deadline.
Supplemental Application
Yes
Supplemental Deadline
11/01/2024
Supplemental Application Fee
$25
Supplemental Application Fee Waiver
No
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Tuition & Deposits

Separate Tuition Rates
Yes
Tuition
No information provided
Resident Tuition
$49,000
Non-Resident Tuition
$98,000
Seat Deposit
Yes
Seat Deposit Cost
$500
Refundable Seat Deposit
No

Matriculants

Out of State Students Accepted
Yes
Transfer Students Accepted
No
DACA Status Applicants Considered
Yes
International Applicants Accepted
Yes, with exceptions. Please visit the program's website.
Support for Veterans
No information provided

Program Matriculants by Gender

Female
44
Male
4
Non-Binary
-
Gender Unknown
-

Ethnicity of Program Matriculants by Number

American Indian or Alaskan Native
-
Asian
7
Black or African American
3
Hispanic, Latino, or Spanish
-
Native Hawaiin or Pacific Islander
0.0
White
38
Other
-

GRE Average Scores

Average Verbal Reasoning GRE Score
No information provided
Average Analytical Writing GRE Score
No information provided
Average Quantitative Reasoning GRE Score
No information provided

GRE Average Percentiles

Average Verbal Reasoning GRE Percentile
58
Average Analytical Writing GRE Percentile
4
Average Quantitative Reasoning GRE Percentile
46

Requirements

Minimum Number of Reference Letters Required
3
Types of References Required
PA
Minimum Overall GPA Required
3.00
Minimum Prereq GPA Required
3.00
Standardized Test(s) Required
PA-CAT; CASPer; Graduate Record Examinations (will not accept MCAT); Test of English Foreign Language (TOEFL)
Healthcare Experience
Yes, required
Hours Needed
100
Time Limit in Which To Complete Experience
No information provided
Paid Health Care
Recommended but not required
Volunteer/Community Service Health Care
Recommended but not required
Paid Direct Patient Care
Recommended but not required
Volunteer Direct Patient Care
Recommended but not required
Direct Patient Care Hours Needed
100
Direct Patient Care Time Limit
No information provided
Other Paid Health Care
Recommended but not required
Other Volunteer Health Care
No information provided
Shadowing a PA
Required
Shadowing a Physician
Not Required
Shadowing other health care provider
Not Required
Clinical and/or non-clinical research
Not Required
Virtual Health Care Accepted
No
Virtual Shadowing Accepted
Yes

Prerequisites

Prereq time limit
10 Years
Human Anatomy
2 Credit(s), Lab Required
Biology (general)
8 Credit(s), Lab Required
Microbiology
4 Credit(s), Lab Required
Chemistry (general)
8 Credit(s), Lab Required
Organic Chemistry
4 Credit(s), Lab Required
Human Physiology
2 Credit(s), Lab Required
Statistics
3 Credit(s)
English
6 Credit(s)
Humanities
6 Credit(s)
Math (pre-calculus/cal)
3 Credit(s)
Psychology
3 Credit(s)
Social Science
12 Credit(s)