Commonwealth University Physician Assistant Program

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*Last updated January 27th, 2023

General Information

Mission Statement
The mission of the MHS program is to educate and train highly-skilled Physician Assistants who: are capable of providing quality health care, have expertise in the health care needs of the medically underserved, are prepared to critically evaluate, and become leaders in bringing, about improvement in the medical and social systems that affect the health of underserved populations, seek and retain employment as primary care Physician Assistants in medically underserved areas of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
Unique Program Features
Our program provdes students with a modular format during their didactic year. We utilized the anatomage tables for our anatomy lab instruction. We have international service learning opportunities at a variety of locations during both the didactic and clinical years. We have three campus locations and we teach student synchronously at each campus location using ITV technology.
Curriculum Focus
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
MHS: Master of Health Science
Program Length
24 Months
Start Month
May 2024
Estimated Incoming Class Size
60
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
10/01/2023
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
Yes
Tuition
No information provided
Resident Tuition
$61,947
Non-Resident Tuition
$88,157
Seat Deposit
Yes
Seat Deposit Cost
$1,000
Refundable Seat Deposit
Yes, partially refundable

Matriculants

Out of State Students Accepted
Yes
Transfer Students Accepted
No
DACA Status Applicants Considered
No
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
13
Non-Binary
1
Gender Unknown
-

Ethnicity of Program Matriculants by Number

American Indian or Alaskan Native
-
Asian
6
Black or African American
-
Hispanic, Latino, or Spanish
1
Native Hawaiin or Pacific Islander
0.0
White
51
Other
-

GRE Average Scores

Average Verbal Reasoning GRE Score
154.18
Average Analytical Writing GRE Score
4.1
Average Quantitative Reasoning GRE Score
153.6

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; Physician
Minimum Overall GPA Required
3.00
Minimum Prereq GPA Required
No GPA minimum required
Standardized Test(s) Required
GRE (will not accept MCAT)
Healthcare Experience
Recommended, but not required
Hours Needed
No information provided
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
No information provided
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
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
Yes
Virtual Shadowing Accepted
Yes

Prerequisites

Prereq time limit
5 Years
Human Anatomy
3 Credit(s)
Biology (general)
6 Credit(s)
Microbiology
3 Credit(s)
Chemistry (general)
6 Credit(s)
Human Physiology
3 Credit(s)
Genetics
3 Credit(s)
Statistics
3 Credit(s)