High Point University

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*Last updated January 29th, 2024

General Information

Mission Statement
The mission of the High Point University Physician Assistant Studies program is to deliver a student-centered, experiential curriculum grounded in high academic and ethical standards. The program strives to develop compassionate PAs who are self-directed, lifelong learners prepared to provide evidence-based, patient-centered care as members of an interprofessional health care team.
Unique Program Features
HPU students learn the knowledge, values, and communication skills necessary to develop teams and collaborate within an interprofessional environment to become a health care professional for the world as it is going to be. Exceptional clinical simulation labs, hands-on experiences, problem-based learning, willed body program, faculty mentors and community engagement lead to an extraordinary education in an inspiring environment with caring people.
Curriculum Focus
Problem-Based Learning
Credentials Offered
Master's degree (not Master's of Public Health)
Doctorate Degree Offered
No information provided
Type of Masters Degree
MPAS: Master of Physician Assistant Studies
Program Length
27 Months
Start Month
May 2025
Estimated Incoming Class Size
65
Part-time Option
No
Distance Learning
No
On-Campus Housing
Yes
Required Onsite Interview
Yes
Types of Interviews
Traditional Interview
Admission Type
Rolling - Applications are reviewed on a first-come, first-served basis

CASPA & Deadlines

CASPA Member
Yes
Upcoming CASPA Cycle
Yes
Application Deadline
10/01/2024
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.

Tuition & Deposits

Separate Tuition Rates
No
Tuition
$113,000
Seat Deposit
Yes
Seat Deposit Cost
$1,000
Refundable Seat Deposit
No

Matriculants

Out of State Students Accepted
Yes
Transfer Students Accepted
No
DACA Status Applicants Considered
Yes
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
58
Male
7
Non-Binary
-
Gender Unknown
-

Ethnicity of Program Matriculants by Number

American Indian or Alaskan Native
-
Asian
3
Black or African American
2
Hispanic, Latino, or Spanish
1
Native Hawaiin or Pacific Islander
0.0
White
55
Other
-

GRE Average Scores

Average Verbal Reasoning GRE Score
152
Average Analytical Writing GRE Score
4
Average Quantitative Reasoning GRE Score
152

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
3.20
Minimum Prereq GPA Required
3.20
Standardized Test(s) Required
Graduate Record Examinations (will not accept MCAT)
Healthcare Experience
Yes, required
Hours Needed
200
Time Limit in Which To Complete Experience
No information provided
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 information provided
Other Paid Health Care
Recommended but not required
Other Volunteer Health Care
No information provided
Shadowing a PA
Required
Shadowing a Physician
Not Required
Shadowing other health care provider
Not Required
Clinical and/or non-clinical research
Not Required
Virtual Health Care Accepted
No
Virtual Shadowing Accepted
Yes

Prerequisites

Prereq time limit
10 Years
Human Anatomy
4 Credit(s), Lab Required
Microbiology
3 Credit(s), Lab Required
Human Physiology
3 Credit(s)
Medical Terminology
1 Credit(s)
Statistics
3 Credit(s)
Humanities
9 Credit(s)
Psychology
3 Credit(s)