Dominican University of California

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*Last updated January 29th, 2024

General Information

Mission Statement
At Dominican, we prepare PAs to provide compassionate, high-quality, patient-centered care as members of interdisciplinary healthcare teams. To achieve this, the program provides an exemplary, active learning environment that integrates theoretical learning and inquiry skills with clinical practice, promoting diversity and inclusion among the student body, faculty and staff. Our approach to teaching nurtures reflection, creativity, and critical thinking as core competencies of the profession. Graduates will demonstrate cultural humility and be committed to lifelong learning and their professional development. They will be prepared to make significant contributions to the diverse communities that they serve and to the advancement of the PA profession.
Unique Program Features
On-campus simulation lab, Minority Serving Institution Designation as both HSI and AANAPISI, multi-state rotations available
Curriculum Focus
Case-Based Learning; Collaborative or Team-Based Learning; Hybrid of Traditional or Case-Based Learning; 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
MSPAS: Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies
Program Length
28 Months
Start Month
August 2025
Estimated Incoming Class Size
35
Part-time Option
No
Distance Learning
No
On-Campus Housing
No
Required Onsite Interview
No
Types of Interviews
Group 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
10/01/2024
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
$121,890
Seat Deposit
Yes
Seat Deposit Cost
$500
Refundable Seat Deposit
No

Matriculants

Out of State Students Accepted
Yes
Transfer Students Accepted
No
DACA Status Applicants Considered
Yes
International Applicants Accepted
Yes
Support for Veterans
No information provided

Program Matriculants by Gender

Female
28
Male
4
Non-Binary
-
Gender Unknown
3

Ethnicity of Program Matriculants by Number

American Indian or Alaskan Native
-
Asian
18
Black or African American
-
Hispanic, Latino, or Spanish
7
Native Hawaiin or Pacific Islander
1.0
White
15
Other
-

GRE Average Scores

Average Verbal Reasoning GRE Score
155
Average Analytical Writing GRE Score
4
Average Quantitative Reasoning GRE Score
155

GRE Average Percentiles

Average Verbal Reasoning GRE Percentile
66
Average Analytical Writing GRE Percentile
57
Average Quantitative Reasoning GRE Percentile
53

Requirements

Minimum Number of Reference Letters Required
3
Types of References Required
No restrictions
Minimum Overall GPA Required
3.00
Minimum Prereq GPA Required
3.00
Standardized Test(s) Required
None
Healthcare Experience
Yes, required
Hours Needed
500
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
500
Direct Patient Care Time Limit
No information provided
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 information provided
Virtual Shadowing Accepted
No information provided

Prerequisites

Prereq time limit
No information provided