Brenau University

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*Last updated January 29th, 2024

General Information

Mission Statement
The mission of Brenau’s Department of Physician Assistant Studies is to produce extraordinary physician assistants prepared to collaboratively practice with integrity and compassion in a variety of clinical and cultural settings. Incorporating the values of liberal arts education throughout their education, our graduates prepare for their careers and professional lives through the college’s four pillars: evidence-based and reflective practice, contemporary scientific inquiry, clinical proficiency, and humanitarian altruism.
Unique Program Features
Emphasis on rural health and behavioral medicine; Low student to faculty ratio; Over 80 years of faculty clinical experience
Curriculum Focus
Case-Based Learning; Collaborative or Team-Based Learning; Early Clinical Exposure; Organ-Based/Systems-Based Learning
Credentials Offered
Master's degree (not Master's of Public Health)
Doctorate Degree Offered
No information provided
Type of Masters Degree
MSPAS: Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies
Program Length
28 Months
Start Month
January 2025
Estimated Incoming Class Size
33
Part-time Option
No
Distance Learning
No
On-Campus Housing
No
Required Onsite Interview
No
Types of Interviews
Traditional Interview; Group Interview
Admission Type
Regular - All applications are reviewed once the set deadline has passed

CASPA & Deadlines

CASPA Member
Yes
Upcoming CASPA Cycle
Yes
Application Deadline
09/01/2024
Deadline Requirement
Green-Verified: the application has been submitted, payment, all transcripts, and at least two evaluation letters must be received by CASPA by the posted deadline, and the application has a verified status, meaning all GPAs have been calculated by CASPA.

Tuition & Deposits

Separate Tuition Rates
No
Tuition
$108,000
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
No information provided
International Applicants Accepted
No
Support for Veterans
Special admission consideration: Processes that recognize military veterans.;Veteran faculty: Faculty members who have veteran status.

Program Matriculants by Gender

Female
25
Male
8
Non-Binary
-
Gender Unknown
-

Ethnicity of Program Matriculants by Number

American Indian or Alaskan Native
1
Asian
6
Black or African American
1
Hispanic, Latino, or Spanish
3
Native Hawaiin or Pacific Islander
0.0
White
24
Other
-

GRE Average Scores

Average Verbal Reasoning GRE Score
152
Average Analytical Writing GRE Score
4.2
Average Quantitative Reasoning GRE Score
153

GRE Average Percentiles

Average Verbal Reasoning GRE Percentile
43
Average Analytical Writing GRE Percentile
70
Average Quantitative Reasoning GRE Percentile
57

Requirements

Minimum Number of Reference Letters Required
3
Types of References Required
Employee/Supervisor; PA; Physician; Other health care provider; Academic Reference (e.g. Teacher/Professor; Academic Advisor)
Minimum Overall GPA Required
2.80
Minimum Prereq GPA Required
No GPA minimum required
Standardized Test(s) Required
CASPer; Graduate Record Examinations (will not accept MCAT)
Healthcare Experience
Yes, required
Hours Needed
500
Time Limit in Which To Complete Experience
No Requirement
Paid Health Care
Recommended but not required
Volunteer/Community Service Health Care
Recommended but not required
Paid Direct Patient Care
Required
Volunteer Direct Patient Care
Required
Direct Patient Care Hours Needed
500
Direct Patient Care Time Limit
No Requirement
Other Paid Health Care
Not Required
Other Volunteer Health Care
No information provided
Shadowing a PA
Recommended but not required
Shadowing a Physician
Recommended but not required
Shadowing other health care provider
Recommended but not required
Clinical and/or non-clinical research
Recommended but not required
Virtual Health Care Accepted
No
Virtual Shadowing Accepted
No

Prerequisites

Prereq time limit
7 Years
Human Anatomy
4 Credit(s), Lab Required
Microbiology
4 Credit(s), Lab Required
Organic Chemistry
4 Credit(s), Lab Required
Human Physiology
4 Credit(s), Lab Required
Genetics
3 Credit(s)
Statistics
3 Credit(s)
Math (algebra)
3 Credit(s)
Psychology
3 Credit(s)