DeSales 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
$1,500
Deposit Refundable
No

Program Info

CASPA Member
Yes
Program Length in Months
24
Start Month
August
Part-time Option
No
Academic Terms
Semesters
Total Number of Terms
6
Program Credit Hours
99
Estimated Incoming Class Size
46

Program Matriculants by Gender

Female
-
Male
-
Non-Binary
-
Gender Unknown
-

Ethnicity of Program Matriculants by Number

American Indian or Alaskan Native
-
Asian
-
Black or African American
-
Hispanic, Latino, or Spanish
-
Native Hawaiin or Pacific Islander
-
White
-
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
Yes
Accept Transfer Students
No
Accept International Applicants
Yes
Only Accept Pre-Professional
No
Special Tracks
Yes
Unique Program Features
Stellar PANCE rates since program inception; student to faculty ratio of 11:1; early clinical exposure; state-of-the-art simulation labs; human anatomy lab with first access to dissections; DeSales Free Clinic; local clinical sites; a fully integrated curriculum of clinical medicine, pathophysiology, and pharmacology, enabling you to learn the entire spectrum of disease processes; a community that embraces the University's core values of wisdom, humility, gentleness, hospitality, and gratitude
Support for Veterans
No information provided
Other Information
No information provided

Tuition

Separate Tuition Rates
No
Total Tuition
$93,500
Total Fees
$4,650

GPA Requirements

Minimum Overall GPA Required
3.00
Minimum Overall Prerequisite GPA Required
No GPA minimum required

Requirements & Prerequisites

Required Pre-requisite Courses:

  • Microbiology
  • Statistics
  • Organic Chemistry I
  • Psychology
  • General Chemistry
  • Human Anatomy & Physiology with Lab
  • General Biology
  • English Composition I and II
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
Yes
Required Onsite Interview
Yes
Required Writing Sample
No
Required Personal Statement
Yes
Required References
No restrictions
Required Bachelor Degree
No
Required Standardized Tests
Graduate Record Examinations GRE (will accept MCAT);Test of English Foreign Language (TOEFL)
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 mission of the physician assistant program is consistent with the enduring Christian Humanistic traditions of DeSales University and seeks to graduate physician assistants who dedicate themselves to the total well-being of the patient. Graduates of the program will deliver competent and compassionate health care including preventative services and wellness education to patients of diverse populations in a variety of settings. They will consider the patient holistically in the context of family, community, and society, and incorporate ethical principles into a patient-focused practice. They will serve their patients by using evidence-based medicine and promoting life-long learning in the profession.