James Madison University

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*Last updated January 2023

Deadlines

Application Deadline
07/15/2023
Supplemental Application
Yes
Supplemental Deadline
07/15/2023
Supplemental Application Fee
$60
Supplemental Application Fee Waiver
Yes
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
31
Male
1
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 Hawaiin or Pacific Islander
0.0
White
30
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
Accept International Applicants
Yes
Only Accept Pre-Professional
No
Special Tracks
No
Unique Program Features
1) Elective clinical rotation options in Tanzania and/or Peru. 2) Student-Engaged Medical Clinic (early clinical experience at local free clinic). 3) Full cadaver dissection
Support for Veterans
No information provided
Other Information
No information provided

Tuition

Separate Tuition Rates
Yes
Resident Tuition
$72,100
Non-Resident Tuition
$91,115

GPA Requirements

Minimum Overall GPA Required
No GPA minimum required
Minimum Overall Prerequisite GPA Required
No GPA minimum required

Requirements & Prerequisites

Required Pre-requisite Courses:

  • Microbiology
  • Genetics
  • Medical Terminology
  • Biochemistry
  • Human Anatomy & Physiology with Lab I
Required Shadowing
Not required
Required Health Care Experience
Required
Minimum Health Care Experience Hours
No information provided
Required Direct Patient Care Experience
Required
Minimum Direct Patient Care Hours
1000
Virtual Experience Hours Accepted
No
Required Onsite Interview
Yes
Required Writing Sample
No
Required Personal Statement
Yes
Required References
Employee/Supervisor;PA;Academic Reference (e.g. Teacher/Professor;Academic Advisor)
Required Bachelor Degree
No
Required Standardized Tests
Graduate Record Examinations (will not accept MCAT);Test of English Foreign Language (TOEFL)
Other Standardized Tests
No information provided
Average Verbal Reasoning GRE Score
No information provided
Average Verbal Reasoning GRE Percentile
64
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
52

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.

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