Marist College

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*Last updated January 30th, 2024

General Information

Mission Statement
The Marist's Physician Assistant Studies program is committed to graduating entry-level, competent healthcare providers trained to practice ethically and culturally sensitive medicine in a team environment, and who will be lifelong learners with a commitment to community service and the overall success of the profession.
Unique Program Features
Dedicated classroom & skills lab open 24/7 to students, Gross dissection cadaver lab in a state of the art anatomy lab, Simulation Suite on site, 2 clinical electives, Instruction in point of care ultrasound plus clinical elective rotation in Point of Care Ultrasound, Clinical rotations in the US Virgin Islands and Indian Health Services, Sense of community with students, faculty, and staff
Curriculum Focus
Hybrid of Traditional or Case-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
24 Months
Start Month
May 2025
Estimated Incoming Class Size
60
Part-time Option
No
Distance Learning
No
On-Campus Housing
No
Required Onsite Interview
No
Types of Interviews
Group Interview; Multiple Mini Interview (MMI); Scenario Room
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
Green-Verified: the application has been submitted, payment, all transcripts, and at least two evaluation letters must be received by CASPA by the posted deadline, and the application has a verified status, meaning all GPAs have been calculated by CASPA.

Tuition & Deposits

Separate Tuition Rates
No
Tuition
$103,950
Seat Deposit
Yes
Seat Deposit Cost
$1,500
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
Special admission consideration: Processes that recognize military veterans.;Veteran faculty: Faculty members who have veteran status.;Yellow Ribbon program: Institutional participation in the Yellow Ribbon Schools program;a university-funded scholarship program for veterans.

Program Matriculants by Gender

Female
50
Male
10
Non-Binary
-
Gender Unknown
-

Ethnicity of Program Matriculants by Number

American Indian or Alaskan Native
-
Asian
5
Black or African American
2
Hispanic, Latino, or Spanish
-
Native Hawaiin or Pacific Islander
0.0
White
36
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
Employee/Supervisor; PA; Physician
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
No information provided
Time Limit in Which To Complete Experience
No Requirement
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
500
Direct Patient Care Time Limit
No Requirement
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
7 Years
Human Anatomy
4 Credit(s), Lab Required
Biology (general)
8 Credit(s), Lab Required
Biochemistry
3 Credit(s)
Microbiology
4 Credit(s), Lab Required
Chemistry (general)
8 Credit(s), Lab Required
Organic Chemistry
4 Credit(s), Lab Required
Human Physiology
4 Credit(s), Lab Required
Statistics
3 Credit(s)