Grand Valley State University

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*Last updated January 2023

Deadlines

Application Deadline
09/01/2023
Supplemental Application
Yes
Supplemental Deadline
09/01/2023
Supplemental Application Fee
$30
Supplemental Application Fee Waiver
Yes

Program Info

CASPA Member
Yes
Program Length in Months
28
Start Month
August
Part-time Option
No
Academic Terms
Semesters
Total Number of Terms
7
Program Credit Hours
103
Estimated Incoming Class Size
48

Program Matriculants by Gender

Female
38
Male
10
Non-Binary
-
Gender Unknown
-

Ethnicity of Program Matriculants by Number

American Indian or Alaskan Native
-
Asian
2
Black or African American
1
Hispanic, Latino, or Spanish
2
Native Hawaiin or Pacific Islander
-
White
46
Distance Campuses
Yes
On-Campus Housing
Yes
Primary Credentials
Master's degree (not Master's of Public Health)
Type of Masters
MPAS: Master of Physician Assistant Studies
Undergraduate Pre-Professional Phase
Yes
Accept Transfer Students
No
Accept International Applicants
Yes, with exceptions. Please visit the program's website.
Only Accept Pre-Professional
No
Special Tracks
No
Unique Program Features
The GVSU PAS program was established in 1995 and has graduated over 850 physician assistants. In 2015, the PAS program expanded to include a distant campus in Traverse City to serve the healthcare needs of Northern Michigan. The Grand Rapids campus for the GVSU PAS program is located at the GVSU Health Campus in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The Health Campus encompasses the Cook DeVos Center of Health Sciences, the Raleigh J. Finkelstein Hall, and the newly constructed Daniel and Pamela DeVos Center
Support for Veterans
No information provided
Other Information
No information provided

Tuition

Separate Tuition Rates
No
Total Tuition
$81,988
Total Fees
$1,200

GPA Requirements

Minimum Overall GPA Required
3.00
Minimum Overall Prerequisite GPA Required
3.00

Requirements & Prerequisites

Required Pre-requisite Courses:

  • Microbiology
  • Statistics
  • Genetics
  • Psychology
  • Biochemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • General Chemistry
  • Human Anatomy & Physiology with Lab
  • General Biology
  • Physics
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
No information provided
Virtual Experience Hours Accepted
Yes
Required Onsite Interview
Yes
Required Writing Sample
No
Required Personal Statement
Yes
Required References
No restrictions
Required Bachelor Degree
No
Required Standardized Tests
Graduate Record Examinations (will not accept MCAT)
Other Standardized Tests
No information provided
Average Verbal Reasoning GRE Score
154
Average Verbal Reasoning GRE Percentile
60
Average Analytical Writing GRE Score
4.29
Average Analytical Writing GRE Percentile
67
Average Quantitative Reasoning GRE Score
153
Average Quantitative Reasoning GRE Percentile
48

Mission Statement

To prepare highly competent physician assistants who embrace diversity, equity, and inclusion; lead and advance the profession; and provide quality patient-centered healthcare in all communities and settings.

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