Missouri State University (formerly SWMS)

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*Last updated March 2023

Deadlines

Application Deadline
07/15/2023
Supplemental Application
No
Supplemental Deadline
No information provided
Supplemental Application Fee
No information provided
Supplemental Application Fee Waiver
No information provided
Deposit
$500
Deposit Refundable
No

Program Info

CASPA Member
Yes
Program Length in Months
24
Start Month
January
Part-time Option
No
Academic Terms
Semesters
Total Number of Terms
6
Program Credit Hours
87
Estimated Incoming Class Size
33

Program Matriculants by Gender

Female
24
Male
7
Non-Binary
-
Gender Unknown
-

Ethnicity of Program Matriculants by Number

American Indian or Alaskan Native
2
Asian
2
Black or African American
-
Hispanic, Latino, or Spanish
1
Native Hawaiin or Pacific Islander
0.0
White
26
Distance Campuses
No
On-Campus Housing
No
Primary Credentials
Master's degree (not Master's of Public Health)
Type of Masters
MS: Master of Science
Undergraduate Pre-Professional Phase
No
Accept Transfer Students
No
Accept International Applicants
Yes
Only Accept Pre-Professional
No information provided
Special Tracks
No
Unique Program Features
Students learn in a modern facility which includes a cadaver lab, simulation center, and PA designated spaces including a procedure skill lab, classroom, student lounge, and an on-site clinic that serves uninsured low-income adult patients.
Support for Veterans
No information provided
Other Information
No information provided

Tuition

Separate Tuition Rates
Yes
Resident Tuition
$31,581
Non-Resident Tuition
$60,465

GPA Requirements

Minimum Overall GPA Required
3.00
Minimum Overall Prerequisite GPA Required
2.00

Requirements & Prerequisites

Required Pre-requisite Courses:

  • Statistics
  • Chemistry
  • Social Sciences
  • Life Sciences to include
Required Shadowing
Not required
Required Health Care Experience
Required
Minimum Health Care Experience Hours
500
Required Direct Patient Care Experience
Required
Minimum Direct Patient Care Hours
500
Virtual Experience Hours Accepted
Yes
Required Onsite Interview
Yes
Required Writing Sample
No
Required Personal Statement
Yes
Required References
No restrictions
Required Bachelor Degree
Yes
Required Standardized Tests
Other; Graduate Record Examinations GRE (will accept MCAT); please specify test:
Other Standardized Tests
PA-CAT (recommended)
Average Verbal Reasoning GRE Score
153
Average Verbal Reasoning GRE Percentile
No information provided
Average Analytical Writing GRE Score
No information provided
Average Analytical Writing GRE Percentile
No information provided
Average Quantitative Reasoning GRE Score
151
Average Quantitative Reasoning GRE Percentile
No information provided

Mission Statement

Missouri State University is a public, comprehensive metropolitan system with a statewide mission in public affairs, whose purpose is to develop educated persons. The University's identity is distinguished by its public affairs mission, which entails a campus-wide commitment to foster expertise and responsibility in ethical leadership, cultural competence and community engagement. In accordance with this, the Missouri State University Physician Assistant Program seeks to prepare highly competent physician assistant graduates to practice primary care medicine in the context of team delivered care in a rapidly evolving health care arena.