Marshall University

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*Last updated January 30th, 2024

General Information

Mission Statement
The Marshall University Physician Assistant Program is dedicated to providing high-quality medical education to develop a competent physician assistant workforce to meet needs in primary and specialty care. Graduates of our program will contribute to the quality of life in their communities and regions through excellent health care. Building upon this foundation, we strive to fulfill the need for care in rural underserved areas and to engage our physician assistants in lifelong learning in an academic community that promotes diversity.
Unique Program Features
Human Anatomy Cadaver Dissection Lab; Rural Health Grant; Dedicated Orthopedic Rotation; Dedicated Cardiology Rotation; Dedicated Rural Health Rotation; Affiliated with Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine; Early Clinical Experience at a VA Medical Center
Curriculum Focus
Case-Based Learning; Collaborative or Team-Based Learning; Early Clinical Exposure; Hybrid of Traditional or Case-Based Learning; Organ-Based/Systems-Based Learning; Problem-Based Learning
Credentials Offered
Master's degree (not Master's of Public Health)
Doctorate Degree Offered
No information provided
Type of Masters Degree
MMS/MMSc: Master of Medical Science, MMS/MMSc-PA: Master of Medical Science in PA Studies
Program Length
28 Months
Start Month
January 2025
Estimated Incoming Class Size
30
Part-time Option
No
Distance Learning
No
On-Campus Housing
No
Required Onsite Interview
No
Types of Interviews
Traditional Interview
Admission Type
Rolling - Applications are reviewed on a first-come, first-served basis

CASPA & Deadlines

CASPA Member
Yes
Upcoming CASPA Cycle
Yes
Application Deadline
10/01/2024
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.
Supplemental Application
Yes
Supplemental Deadline
10/01/2023
Supplemental Application Fee
No information provided
Supplemental Application Fee Waiver
No

Tuition & Deposits

Separate Tuition Rates
Yes
Tuition
No information provided
Resident Tuition
$64,001
Non-Resident Tuition
$99,337
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, with exceptions. Please visit the program's website.
Support for Veterans
No information provided

Program Matriculants by Gender

Female
22
Male
8
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
-
White
26
Other
-

GRE Average Scores

Average Verbal Reasoning GRE Score
149
Average Analytical Writing GRE Score
No information provided
Average Quantitative Reasoning GRE Score
149

GRE Average Percentiles

Average Verbal Reasoning GRE Percentile
43
Average Analytical Writing GRE Percentile
No information provided
Average Quantitative Reasoning GRE Percentile
34

Requirements

Minimum Number of Reference Letters Required
3
Types of References Required
No restrictions
Minimum Overall GPA Required
3.00
Minimum Prereq GPA Required
3.00
Standardized Test(s) Required
CASPer; Graduate Record Examinations GRE (will accept MCAT), GRE or MCAT
Healthcare Experience
Recommended, but not required
Hours Needed
No information provided
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
Recommended but not required
Volunteer Direct Patient Care
Recommended but not required
Direct Patient Care Hours Needed
No information provided
Direct Patient Care Time Limit
No information provided
Other Paid Health Care
Not Required
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 information provided
Virtual Shadowing Accepted
No information provided

Prerequisites

Prereq time limit
10 Years
Human Anatomy
4 Credit(s), Lab Required
Microbiology
3 Credit(s), Lab Required
Chemistry (general)
8 Credit(s), Lab Required
Organic Chemistry
4 Credit(s), Lab Required
Human Physiology
3 Credit(s)
Medical Terminology
1 Credit(s)
Statistics
3 Credit(s)
Math (algebra)
3 Credit(s)
Psychology
3 Credit(s)