Keck Graduate Institute

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*Last updated January 29th, 2024

General Information

Mission Statement
The mission of the KGI Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies (MSPA) program is to develop high-quality PAs who are dedicated to advancing healthcare through leadership, commitment to their communities, and the compassionate care of diverse populations.
Unique Program Features
Training in leadership, entrepreneurship, and innovation. Additional focus on surgery and emergency medicine. Community health focus with incorporation of the social determinants of health throughout the curriculum.
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
MSPAS: Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies
Program Length
27 Months
Start Month
August 2025
Estimated Incoming Class Size
40
Part-time Option
No
Distance Learning
No
On-Campus Housing
Yes
Required Onsite Interview
No
Types of Interviews
Traditional Interview; Group 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
11/01/2024
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
$125,000
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, with exceptions. Please visit the program's website.
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
29
Male
12
Non-Binary
-
Gender Unknown
-

Ethnicity of Program Matriculants by Number

American Indian or Alaskan Native
-
Asian
14
Black or African American
5
Hispanic, Latino, or Spanish
3
Native Hawaiin or Pacific Islander
-
White
13
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
PA; Physician; Other health care provider
Minimum Overall GPA Required
3.00
Minimum Prereq GPA Required
No GPA minimum required
Standardized Test(s) Required
None
Healthcare Experience
Yes, required
Hours Needed
1000
Time Limit in Which To Complete Experience
5 Years
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
Recommended but not required
Direct Patient Care Hours Needed
1000
Direct Patient Care Time Limit
5 Years
Other Paid Health Care
Not Required
Other Volunteer Health Care
No information provided
Shadowing a PA
Recommended but 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
Microbiology
3 Credit(s)
Chemistry (general)
4 Credit(s), Lab Required
Organic Chemistry
3 Credit(s)
Human Physiology
4 Credit(s), Lab Required
Medical Terminology
1 Credit(s)
Statistics
3 Credit(s)