James Madison University

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*Last updated January 29th, 2024

General Information

Mission Statement
To provide educational opportunities and to foster a culture of wellness for students to develop the knowledge, skills, attitudes, and resiliency necessary to function as primary care physician assistants, serving the medical needs of the Commonwealth of Virginia and society in general including rural and medically underserved areas.
Unique Program Features
1)Elective clinical rotation options in Tanzania and/or Peru. 2) Student-Engaged Medical Clinic (early clinical exposure at local free clinic). 3)Full cadaver dissection. 4)Small class size
Curriculum Focus
NA - No Curricular Focus
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
28 Months
Start Month
August 2025
Estimated Incoming Class Size
36
Part-time Option
No
Distance Learning
No
On-Campus Housing
No
Required Onsite Interview
Yes
Types of Interviews
Traditional 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
06/15/2024
Deadline Requirement
Blue-Submit only: the applicant must only submit the application by your posted deadline.
Supplemental Application
Yes
Supplemental Deadline
06/15/2024
Supplemental Application Fee
$60
Supplemental Application Fee Waiver
Yes
View Supplemental Application

Tuition & Deposits

Separate Tuition Rates
Yes
Tuition
No information provided
Resident Tuition
$75,705
Non-Resident Tuition
$93,833
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
International Application Link
Support for Veterans
No information provided

Program Matriculants by Gender

Female
23
Male
9
Non-Binary
-
Gender Unknown
-

Ethnicity of Program Matriculants by Number

American Indian or Alaskan Native
-
Asian
2
Black or African American
-
Hispanic, Latino, or Spanish
-
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
0.0
White
30
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
63
Average Analytical Writing GRE Percentile
80
Average Quantitative Reasoning GRE Percentile
50

Requirements

Minimum Number of Reference Letters Required
3
Types of References Required
Employee/Supervisor; PA; Academic Reference (e.g. Teacher/Professor; Academic Advisor)
Minimum Overall GPA Required
No GPA minimum required
Minimum Prereq GPA Required
No GPA minimum required
Standardized Test(s) Required
Graduate Record Examinations (will not accept MCAT); Test of English Foreign Language (TOEFL)
Healthcare Experience
Yes, required
Hours Needed
1000
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
Required
Volunteer Direct Patient Care
Required
Direct Patient Care Hours Needed
1000
Direct Patient Care Time Limit
No Requirement
Other Paid Health Care
No information provided
Other Volunteer Health Care
No information provided
Shadowing a PA
Recommended but not 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
No

Prerequisites

Prereq time limit
7 Years
Human Anatomy
3 Credit(s), Lab Required
Biochemistry
3 Credit(s)
Microbiology
3 Credit(s)
Human Physiology
3 Credit(s)
Genetics
3 Credit(s)
Medical Terminology
3 Credit(s)