Canisius College

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*Last updated January 2023

Deadlines

Application Deadline
09/01/2023
Supplemental Application
No
Supplemental Deadline
No information provided
Supplemental Application Fee
No information provided
Supplemental Application Fee Waiver
No information provided
Deposit
$500
Deposit Refundable
Yes, for emergencies only

Program Info

CASPA Member
Yes
Program Length in Months
27
Start Month
January
Part-time Option
No
Academic Terms
Semesters
Total Number of Terms
7
Program Credit Hours
110
Estimated Incoming Class Size
30

Program Matriculants by Gender

Female
18
Male
12
Non-Binary
-
Gender Unknown
-

Ethnicity of Program Matriculants by Number

American Indian or Alaskan Native
-
Asian
8
Black or African American
4
Hispanic, Latino, or Spanish
6
Native Hawaiin or Pacific Islander
0.0
White
12
Distance Campuses
No
On-Campus Housing
Yes
Primary Credentials
Master's degree (not Master's of Public Health)
Type of Masters
MSPAS: Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies
Undergraduate Pre-Professional Phase
No
Accept Transfer Students
No
Accept International Applicants
Yes, with exceptions. Please visit the program's website.
Only Accept Pre-Professional
No
Special Tracks
No
Unique Program Features
Both an on-campus and an in-situ (hospital based) simulation lab dedicated to the program, extensive interprofessional education with credentialing, very heavy hands-on component
Support for Veterans
No information provided
Other Information
No information provided

Tuition

Separate Tuition Rates
No
Total Tuition
$103,000
Total Fees
$3,290

GPA Requirements

Minimum Overall GPA Required
3.00
Minimum Overall Prerequisite GPA Required
3.00

Requirements & Prerequisites

Required Pre-requisite Courses:

  • Microbiology
  • Medical Terminology
  • Anatomy and Physiology I & II
  • Biochemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • General Chemistry I & II
  • Developmental Psychology or equivalent
Required Shadowing
Recommended
Required Health Care Experience
Required
Minimum Health Care Experience Hours
500
Required Direct Patient Care Experience
Required
Minimum Direct Patient Care Hours
500
Virtual Experience Hours Accepted
No
Required Onsite Interview
No
Required Writing Sample
No
Required Personal Statement
Yes
Required References
PA
Required Bachelor Degree
Yes
Required Standardized Tests
No information provided
Other Standardized Tests
No information provided
Average Verbal Reasoning GRE Score
No information provided
Average Verbal Reasoning GRE Percentile
No information provided
Average Analytical Writing GRE Score
No information provided
Average Analytical Writing GRE Percentile
No information provided
Average Quantitative Reasoning GRE Score
No information provided
Average Quantitative Reasoning GRE Percentile
No information provided

Mission Statement

The Canisius College Physician Assistant Department is built upon the central mission of eliminating healthcare disparity and improving the health and wellbeing of underserved populations by developing competent, compassionate clinicians who discern a purpose of service, mindfulness, and leadership in both their community and profession.