Florida Gulf Coast University

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*Last updated January 2023

Deadlines

Application Deadline
01/15/2024
Supplemental Application
Yes
Supplemental Deadline
01/15/2024
Supplemental Application Fee
$30
Supplemental Application Fee Waiver
No
Deposit
$200
Deposit Refundable
No

Program Info

CASPA Member
Yes
Program Length in Months
27
Start Month
August
Part-time Option
No
Academic Terms
Semesters
Total Number of Terms
7
Program Credit Hours
90
Estimated Incoming Class Size
20

Program Matriculants by Gender

Female
17
Male
3
Non-Binary
-
Gender Unknown
-

Ethnicity of Program Matriculants by Number

American Indian or Alaskan Native
-
Asian
-
Black or African American
3
Hispanic, Latino, or Spanish
5
Native Hawaiin or Pacific Islander
0.0
White
12
Distance Campuses
No
On-Campus Housing
No
Primary Credentials
Master's degree (not Master's of Public Health)
Type of Masters
MPAS: Master of Physician Assistant Studies
Undergraduate Pre-Professional Phase
No
Accept Transfer Students
No
Accept International Applicants
Yes
Only Accept Pre-Professional
No information provided
Special Tracks
No
Unique Program Features
Small cohort size of 20 students, anatomy lab, PA simulation lab
Support for Veterans
No information provided
Other Information
No information provided

Tuition

Separate Tuition Rates
Yes
Resident Tuition
$55,024
Non-Resident Tuition
$138,479

GPA Requirements

Minimum Overall GPA Required
3.00
Minimum Overall Prerequisite GPA Required
3.00

Requirements & Prerequisites

Required Pre-requisite Courses:

  • Medical Terminology
  • General Biology with lab
  • Biology with lab
  • Human Anatomy & Physiology with Lab
  • Microbiology with Lab,Genetics
Required Shadowing
Recommended
Required Health Care Experience
Required
Minimum Health Care Experience Hours
250
Required Direct Patient Care Experience
Required
Minimum Direct Patient Care Hours
250
Virtual Experience Hours Accepted
Yes
Required Onsite Interview
Yes
Required Writing Sample
No
Required Personal Statement
Yes
Required References
PA;Physician
Required Bachelor Degree
Yes
Required Standardized Tests
Graduate Record Examinations (will not accept MCAT)
Other Standardized Tests
No information provided
Average Verbal Reasoning GRE Score
153
Average Verbal Reasoning GRE Percentile
No information provided
Average Analytical Writing GRE Score
4.1
Average Analytical Writing GRE Percentile
No information provided
Average Quantitative Reasoning GRE Score
153
Average Quantitative Reasoning GRE Percentile
No information provided

Mission Statement

The mission of the MPAS Program at Florida Gulf Coast University is to prepare competent and effective master’s level primary care physician assistants who will collaboratively practice with physicians and other members of the healthcare team to provide high quality patient-centered care.