Florida State University

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*Last updated February 2023

Deadlines

Application Deadline
10/01/2023
Supplemental Application
Yes
Supplemental Deadline
10/01/2024
Supplemental Application Fee
$30
Supplemental Application Fee Waiver
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
111
Estimated Incoming Class Size
60

Program Matriculants by Gender

Female
51
Male
9
Non-Binary
-
Gender Unknown
-

Ethnicity of Program Matriculants by Number

American Indian or Alaskan Native
1
Asian
5
Black or African American
6
Hispanic, Latino, or Spanish
11
Native Hawaiin or Pacific Islander
-
White
37
Distance Campuses
No
On-Campus Housing
No
Primary Credentials
Master's degree (not Master's of Public Health)
Type of Masters
MPAP: Master of Physician Assistant Practice
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
Our faculty of PAs, physicians and biomedical scientists are in the process of developing a world class program that will assist you in your goal to become a practicing physician assistant. Our 27-month, 7-semester, 111 credit hour program was designed to prepare our graduates to practice medicine as part of the Physician-PA Team. Upon completion, our graduates will receive the Master of Science in Physician Assistant Practice degree. The PA Program at FSU is extremely challenging.
Support for Veterans
<strong>Special admission consideration</strong>: Processes that recognize military veterans.
Other Information
No information provided

Tuition

Separate Tuition Rates
Yes
Resident Tuition
$64,887
Non-Resident Tuition
$74,889

GPA Requirements

Minimum Overall GPA Required
3.00
Minimum Overall Prerequisite GPA Required
3.00

Requirements & Prerequisites

Required Pre-requisite Courses:

  • Microbiology with lab
  • Statistics
  • Genetics
  • Medical Terminology
  • English Composition
  • Biochemistry
  • General Psychology
  • Organic Chemistry with lab
  • General chemistry with lab
  • Biology with lab
  • Human Anatomy & Physiology with Lab
  • College Algebra
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
No
Required Onsite Interview
Yes
Required Writing Sample
No
Required Personal Statement
Yes
Required References
Employee/Supervisor;PA;Physician;Other health care provider;Academic Reference (e.g. Teacher/Professor;Academic Advisor)
Required Bachelor Degree
Yes
Required Standardized Tests
Other;Graduate Record Examinations (will not accept MCAT);please specify test:
Other Standardized Tests
CASPER
Average Verbal Reasoning GRE Score
150
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
150
Average Quantitative Reasoning GRE Percentile
No information provided

Mission Statement

The mission of the Florida State University, School of Physician Assistant Practice is to educate and prepare physician assistants to practice patient-centered healthcare in any clinical setting and to be responsive to community needs, especially through service to elder, rural, minority and underserved populations throughout the state of Florida.

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