James Madison University

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*Last updated May 2022

Deadlines

Application Deadline
07/15/2022
Supplemental Application
Yes
Supplemental Deadline
07/15/2022
Supplemental Application Fee
$60
Supplemental Application Fee Waiver
No information provided
Deposit
$500
Deposit Refundable
No

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
32

Program Matriculants by Gender

Female
1.0
Male
-
Non-Binary
0.0
Gender Unknown
0.0

Ethnicity of Program Matriculants by Number

American Indian or Alaskan Native
0.0
Asian
2.0
Black or African American
0.0
Hispanic, Latino, or Spanish
0.0
Native Hawaiin or Pacific Islander
0.0
White
30.0
Distance Campuses
No
On-Campus Housing
No
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 information provided
Accept International Applicants
Yes
Only Accept Pre-Professional
No
Special Tracks
No
Unique Program Features
No information provided
Support for Veterans
Special admission consideration
Other Information
No information provided

Tuition

Separate Tuition Rates
Yes
Resident Tuition
$68,495
Non-Resident Tuition
$88,168

GPA Requirements

Minimum Overall GPA Required
3.00
Minimum Overall Prerequisite GPA Required
3.00

Requirements & Prerequisites

Required Pre-requisite Courses:

  • Microbiology
  • Genetics
  • Medical Terminology
  • Biochemistry
  • Human Anatomy & Physiology with Lab I
Required Shadowing
No information provided
Required Health Care Experience
Required
Minimum Health Care Experience Hours
1000
Required Direct Patient Care Experience
Required
Minimum Direct Patient Care Hours
1000
Virtual Experience Hours Accepted
No information provided
Required Onsite Interview
Yes
Required Writing Sample
No
Required Personal Statement
Yes
Required References
Academic Reference;PA;Employer/supervisor
Required Bachelor Degree
No
Required Standardized Tests
TOEFL;GRE
Other Standardized Tests
No information provided
Average Verbal Reasoning GRE Score
No information provided
Average Verbal Reasoning GRE Percentile
58
Average Analytical Writing GRE Score
No information provided
Average Analytical Writing GRE Percentile
68
Average Quantitative Reasoning GRE Score
No information provided
Average Quantitative Reasoning GRE Percentile
54

Mission Statement

The Master of Physician Assistant Studies program prepares students for clinical positions as primary care physician assistants. The course of study requires 28 consecutive months of work for students who have met the prerequisite requirements and been admitted to the program. Admission is limited and competitive. Students must be admitted to The Graduate School and to the PA master's degree program via separate application processes.

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