Des Moines University

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*Last updated January 2023

Deadlines

Application Deadline
12/01/2023
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
No

Program Info

CASPA Member
Yes
Program Length in Months
26
Start Month
June
Part-time Option
No
Academic Terms
Semesters
Total Number of Terms
7
Program Credit Hours
133.5
Estimated Incoming Class Size
65

Program Matriculants by Gender

Female
35
Male
15
Non-Binary
-
Gender Unknown
-

Ethnicity of Program Matriculants by Number

American Indian or Alaskan Native
1
Asian
1
Black or African American
-
Hispanic, Latino, or Spanish
2
Native Hawaiin or Pacific Islander
0.0
White
42
Distance Campuses
No
On-Campus Housing
No
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
No
Only Accept Pre-Professional
No information provided
Special Tracks
No
Unique Program Features
26-month program housed at a university that only offers graduate programs in the health sciences. Unique community of students all committed to health care. New, state-of-the-art campus opening in June 2023 will provide advanced simulation and hands-on learning.
Support for Veterans
No information provided
Other Information
No information provided

Tuition

Separate Tuition Rates
No
Total Tuition
$95,000
Total Fees
$4,055

GPA Requirements

Minimum Overall GPA Required
2.80
Minimum Overall Prerequisite GPA Required
No GPA minimum required

Requirements & Prerequisites

Required Pre-requisite Courses:

  • Medical Terminology
  • Psychology
  • Statistics/Biostatistics
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
Required Shadowing
Required
Required Health Care Experience
Required
Minimum Health Care Experience Hours
750
Required Direct Patient Care Experience
Required
Minimum Direct Patient Care Hours
750
Virtual Experience Hours Accepted
No
Required Onsite Interview
Yes
Required Writing Sample
No
Required Personal Statement
Yes
Required References
No restrictions
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

To develop highly competent and compassionate physician assistants who are committed to patient-centered care.

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