East Carolina University

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*Last updated January 29th, 2024

General Information

Mission Statement
The mission of the Department of Physician Assistant Studies is to prepare physician assistant graduates through educational and clinical experiences to improve the health and well-being of patients while increasing access to primary medical care in eastern North Carolina and the state. We seek to achieve this mission in an educational community where faculty, staff, clinical instructors, students, and other health care providers work together in an atmosphere of mutual respect, cooperation, compassion, and commitment.
Unique Program Features
Focus on rural health care and serving the underserved, Brody Simulation Center, Standardized Patient experiences, Interprofessional experiences, and part of the ECU Health Medical and Health professions community.
Curriculum Focus
Asynchronous Learning; Case-Based Learning; Collaborative or Team-Based Learning; 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
MS: Master of Science
Program Length
27 Months
Start Month
August 2025
Estimated Incoming Class Size
36
Part-time Option
No
Distance Learning
No
On-Campus Housing
No
Required Onsite Interview
Yes
Types of Interviews
Multiple Mini Interview (MMI)
Admission Type
Rolling - Applications are reviewed on a first-come, first-served basis

CASPA & Deadlines

CASPA Member
Yes
Upcoming CASPA Cycle
Yes
Application Deadline
09/01/2024
Deadline Requirement
Orange-Complete only: the application has been submitted, payment, all transcripts, and at least two evaluation letters must be received by CASPA by the posted deadline.
Supplemental Application
Yes
Supplemental Deadline
09/01/2024
Supplemental Application Fee
$75
Supplemental Application Fee Waiver
No
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Tuition & Deposits

Separate Tuition Rates
Yes
Tuition
No information provided
Resident Tuition
$54,483
Non-Resident Tuition
$100,504
Seat Deposit
Yes
Seat Deposit Cost
$750
Refundable Seat Deposit
No

Matriculants

Out of State Students Accepted
Yes, with exceptions. Please visit the program's website.
Transfer Students Accepted
No
DACA Status Applicants Considered
No information provided
International Applicants Accepted
No
Support for Veterans
Veteran scholarships: Scholarship or financial assistance like reduced or in-state tuition offered).;Clinical partnerships: Partnerships with veteran organizations for rotations.;Special admission consideration: Processes that recognize military veterans.;Veteran faculty: Faculty members who have veteran status.

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
-
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
No restrictions
Minimum Overall GPA Required
3.00
Minimum Prereq GPA Required
3.00
Standardized Test(s) Required
None
Healthcare Experience
Recommended, but not required
Hours Needed
No information provided
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
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
No Requirement
Human Anatomy
4 Credit(s), Lab Required
Microbiology
3 Credit(s), Lab Required
Human Physiology
4 Credit(s), Lab Required
Genetics
3 Credit(s)
Statistics
3 Credit(s)
Psychology
3 Credit(s)