Ithaca College

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*Last updated January 31st, 2024

General Information

Mission Statement
The mission of the Ithaca College Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies program is to educate, engage, and empower physician assistant learners to achieve excellence through medical theory, clinical practice, and exemplary professional performance in communities*. *Communities = historically marginalized, underserved, health professional shortage areas, and rural.
Unique Program Features
The Ithaca College Physician Assistant Program offers several unique components: a new dedicated state-of-the-art facility located on the downtown Ithaca Commons that includes a clinical skills lab and simulation center with advanced technology; the IC Human Anatomy Lab; a focus on Team-Based Learning; a Leadership and Professional Series; an emphasis on mental health with certification in Mental Health First Aid and Medication-Assisted Treatment; and a Transition to Clinical Practice course.
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
MSPAS: Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies
Program Length
27 Months
Start Month
August 2025
Estimated Incoming Class Size
50
Part-time Option
No
Distance Learning
No
On-Campus Housing
Yes
Required Onsite Interview
No
Types of Interviews
Traditional Interview
Admission Type
Regular - All applications are reviewed once the set deadline has passed

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
$113,510
Seat Deposit
Yes
Seat Deposit Cost
$500
Refundable Seat Deposit
No

Matriculants

Out of State Students Accepted
Yes
Transfer Students Accepted
No
DACA Status Applicants Considered
No information provided
International Applicants Accepted
No
Support for Veterans
Clinical partnerships: Partnerships with veteran organizations for rotations.;Special admission consideration: Processes that recognize military veterans.;SOC member: Institutional participation in the Service members Opportunity Colleges programs;a consortium of colleges that recognizes the unique needs of veterans in achieving their educational goals. Many of these institutions offer special benefits;such as tuition reduction or credit for experiential learning.;Yellow Ribbon program: Institutional participation in the Yellow Ribbon Schools program;a university-funded scholarship program for veterans.

Program Matriculants by Gender

Female
43
Male
7
Non-Binary
-
Gender Unknown
-

Ethnicity of Program Matriculants by Number

American Indian or Alaskan Native
-
Asian
15
Black or African American
8
Hispanic, Latino, or Spanish
7
Native Hawaiin or Pacific Islander
-
White
18
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
3
Types of References Required
No restrictions
Minimum Overall GPA Required
3.00
Minimum Prereq GPA Required
3.20
Standardized Test(s) Required
None
Healthcare Experience
Yes, required
Hours Needed
No information provided
Time Limit in Which To Complete Experience
No information provided
Paid Health Care
Not Required
Volunteer/Community Service Health Care
Not Required
Paid Direct Patient Care
Required
Volunteer Direct Patient Care
Required
Direct Patient Care Hours Needed
500
Direct Patient Care Time Limit
No Requirement
Other Paid Health Care
No information provided
Other Volunteer Health Care
No information provided
Shadowing a PA
Not 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
No

Prerequisites

Prereq time limit
10 Years
Human Anatomy
4 Credit(s), Lab Required
Biochemistry
3 Credit(s)
Microbiology
4 Credit(s), Lab Required
Organic Chemistry
4 Credit(s), Lab Required
Human Physiology
4 Credit(s), Lab Required
Genetics
3 Credit(s)
Statistics
3 Credit(s)
English
3 Credit(s)
Psychology
3 Credit(s)