Penn State University

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*Last updated May 2022

Deadlines

Application Deadline
01/15/2022
Supplemental Application
Yes
Supplemental Deadline
01/30/2021
Supplemental Application Fee
No information provided
Supplemental Application Fee Waiver
No information provided
Deposit
$1,000
Deposit Refundable
No

Program Info

CASPA Member
Yes
Program Length in Months
24
Start Month
May
Part-time Option
No
Academic Terms
Semesters
Total Number of Terms
6
Program Credit Hours
101
Estimated Incoming Class Size
30

Program Matriculants by Gender

Female
50%
Male
50%
Non-Binary
0.0
Gender Unknown
0.0

Ethnicity of Program Matriculants by Number

American Indian or Alaskan Native
1.0
Asian
2.0
Black or African American
1.0
Hispanic, Latino, or Spanish
3.0
Native Hawaiin or Pacific Islander
0.0
White
23.0
Distance Campuses
No
On-Campus Housing
Yes
Primary Credentials
Master's degree (not Master's of Public Health)
Type of Masters
MPAS: Master of Physician Assistant Studies
Undergraduate Pre-Professional Phase
No
Accept Transfer Students
No information provided
Accept International Applicants
Yes
Only Accept Pre-Professional
No information provided
Special Tracks
No
Unique Program Features
No information provided
Support for Veterans
Clinical partnerships;Special admission consideration;Veteran faculty
Other Information
No information provided

Tuition

Separate Tuition Rates
No
Total Tuition
$78,066
Total Fees
$944

GPA Requirements

Minimum Overall GPA Required
3.00
Minimum Overall Prerequisite GPA Required
3.00

Requirements & Prerequisites

Required Pre-requisite Courses:

  • Microbiology
  • General Psychology
  • Statistics or Biostatistics
  • General Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry or Biochemistry
  • Human Anatomy & Physiology I & II
  • two semester English Composition
Required Shadowing
No information provided
Required Health Care Experience
Required
Minimum Health Care Experience Hours
500
Required Direct Patient Care Experience
Required
Minimum Direct Patient Care Hours
No information provided
Virtual Experience Hours Accepted
No information provided
Required Onsite Interview
No
Required Writing Sample
No
Required Personal Statement
Yes
Required References
None
Required Bachelor Degree
Yes
Required Standardized Tests
GRE (will accept MCAT);TOEFL;PA-CAT
Other Standardized Tests
No information provided
Average Verbal Reasoning GRE Score
158
Average Verbal Reasoning GRE Percentile
73
Average Analytical Writing GRE Score
4.3
Average Analytical Writing GRE Percentile
70
Average Quantitative Reasoning GRE Score
157
Average Quantitative Reasoning GRE Percentile
66

Mission Statement

The Penn State Physician Assistant Program's mission is to prepare graduates to be academically, clinically, professionally and culturally competent in the delivery of health care services. With a primary care focus, graduates promote preventive services and utilize evidence based medicine for comprehensive, cost effective care.

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