College of Mount Saint Vincent

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*Last updated January 29th, 2024

General Information

Mission Statement
The Mission of the College of Mount Saint Vincent’s Master of Physician Assistant Program is to prepare and mentor students to deliver high-quality primary and specialty healthcare that is affordable, compassionate, and accessible in collaboration with physicians and other members of the interprofessional health care team. The program accomplishes this mission by building upon and prioritizing the Graduate Core Competencies of the physician assistant profession. The curriculum design places emphasis on preparing students to practice within diverse and culturally sensitive communities while also developing the critical thinking skills vital in today’s expanding healthcare environment.
Unique Program Features
A Faculty with over 250 years of Clinical and 130 years of PA Educational experience. On Campus Simulation Lab, Affiliated with Montefiore Medical Center and all their affiliated institutions, Numerous Family Medicine affiliations, Behavioral Health and Drug Rehab Center, Expansive elective rotations including but not limited to Cardiovascular, Orthopedic, Plastrics, ENT, and surgical sub-specialties. Access Medicine. A Beautiful, Pristine and Safe Campus. Full Time College Dining Hall
Curriculum Focus
Case-Based Learning; Collaborative or Team-Based Learning; Early Clinical Exposure; Hybrid of Traditional or Case-Based Learning; 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
28 Months
Start Month
September 2025
Estimated Incoming Class Size
55
Part-time Option
No
Distance Learning
No
On-Campus Housing
Yes
Required Onsite Interview
Yes
Types of Interviews
Traditional Interview
Admission Type
Rolling - Applications are reviewed on a first-come, first-served basis

CASPA & Deadlines

CASPA Member
Yes
Upcoming CASPA Cycle
Yes
Application Deadline
04/01/2025
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
$123,000
Seat Deposit
Yes
Seat Deposit Cost
$1,500
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
Veteran faculty: Faculty members who have veteran status.

Program Matriculants by Gender

Female
40
Male
15
Non-Binary
-
Gender Unknown
-

Ethnicity of Program Matriculants by Number

American Indian or Alaskan Native
-
Asian
4
Black or African American
8
Hispanic, Latino, or Spanish
10
Native Hawaiin or Pacific Islander
-
White
23
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
No information provided
Average Analytical Writing GRE Percentile
No information provided
Average Quantitative Reasoning GRE Percentile
No information provided

Requirements

Minimum Number of Reference Letters Required
3
Types of References Required
PA
Minimum Overall GPA Required
3.00
Minimum Prereq GPA Required
No Information Provided
Standardized Test(s) Required
None
Healthcare Experience
Yes, required
Hours Needed
200
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
Recommended but not required
Volunteer Direct Patient Care
Recommended but not required
Direct Patient Care Hours Needed
No information provided
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
10 Years
Human Anatomy
4 Credit(s), Lab Required
Microbiology
3 Credit(s)
Organic Chemistry
4 Credit(s), Lab Required
Human Physiology
3 Credit(s)
Math (pre-calculus/cal)
3 Credit(s)