Frostburg State University

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*Last updated March 15th, 2024

General Information

Mission Statement
The Mission of the Frostburg State University's Physician Assistant Program is to educate students in compassionate patient-centered care. Students will learn best practices, use innovative technology, and work in interprofessional teams to deliver quality care, particularly in rural and medically underserved areas in Maryland and beyond. Frostburg State University Physician Assistant graduates will have a commitment to excellence, inclusivity, and community service.
Unique Program Features
Our PA program prepares students to provide high-quality care in rural and underserved communities. Located in a small town surrounded by natural beauty, we provide an intimate, rural learning environment while remaining near major cities for clinical rotations. Our curriculum emphasizes knowledge and skills essential for treating underserved populations. Students complete rotations at community clinics and critical access hospitals, gaining firsthand experience with rural medicine.
Curriculum Focus
Case-Based Learning; Collaborative or Team-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
MMS/MMSc: Master of Medical Science, MMS/MMSc-PA: Master of Medical Science in PA Studies
Program Length
24 Months
Start Month
May 2025
Estimated Incoming Class Size
25
Part-time Option
No
Distance Learning
No
On-Campus Housing
No
Required Onsite Interview
Yes
Types of Interviews
Traditional Interview; Group Interview; 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
11/01/2024
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.
Supplemental Application
Yes
Supplemental Deadline
11/01/2024
Supplemental Application Fee
No information provided
Supplemental Application Fee Waiver
No
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Tuition & Deposits

Separate Tuition Rates
Yes
Tuition
No information provided
Resident Tuition
$70,559
Non-Resident Tuition
$100,043
Seat Deposit
Yes
Seat Deposit Cost
$1,500
Refundable Seat Deposit
No

Matriculants

Out of State Students Accepted
Yes
Transfer Students Accepted
No
DACA Status Applicants Considered
Yes, with exceptions. Please visit the program's website.
International Applicants Accepted
Yes, with exceptions. Please visit the program's website.
International Application Link
Support for Veterans
No information provided

Program Matriculants by Gender

Female
17
Male
8
Non-Binary
-
Gender Unknown
-

Ethnicity of Program Matriculants by Number

American Indian or Alaskan Native
-
Asian
2
Black or African American
4
Hispanic, Latino, or Spanish
1
Native Hawaiin or Pacific Islander
-
White
16
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
2
Types of References Required
Employee/Supervisor; PA
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 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
500
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
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
Virtual Shadowing Accepted
Yes

Prerequisites

Prereq time limit
10 Years
Human Anatomy
8 Credit(s), Lab Required
Biochemistry
4 Credit(s)
Microbiology
3 Credit(s)
Chemistry (general)
4 Credit(s), Lab Required
Organic Chemistry
4 Credit(s), Lab Required
Medical Terminology
1 Credit(s)
Psychology
3 Credit(s)