South College - Asheville

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*Last updated January 29th, 2024

General Information

Mission Statement
The mission of the South College Masters of Health Science in Physician Assistant Studies program is to educate highly qualified physician assistants, preparing them to become competent, compassionate, and comprehensive healthcare providers for clinical practice in rural and urban areas, focusing on underserved communities.
Unique Program Features
No information provided
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
MHS: Master of Health Science, Master of Health Science in Physician Assistant Studies
Program Length
27 Months
Start Month
January 2025
Estimated Incoming Class Size
85
Part-time Option
No
Distance Learning
No
On-Campus Housing
No
Required Onsite Interview
Yes
Types of Interviews
Traditional Interview; Group 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
12/01/2024
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.
Supplemental Application
Yes
Supplemental Deadline
12/01/2024
Supplemental Application Fee
$95
Supplemental Application Fee Waiver
No
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Tuition & Deposits

Separate Tuition Rates
No
Tuition
$110,250
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
Yes, with exceptions. Please visit the program's website.
International Applicants Accepted
Yes, with exceptions. Please visit the program's website.
Support for Veterans
No information provided

Program Matriculants by Gender

Female
60
Male
24
Non-Binary
-
Gender Unknown
-

Ethnicity of Program Matriculants by Number

American Indian or Alaskan Native
2
Asian
11
Black or African American
3
Hispanic, Latino, or Spanish
8
Native Hawaiin or Pacific Islander
-
White
59
Other
-

GRE Average Scores

Average Verbal Reasoning GRE Score
151.26
Average Analytical Writing GRE Score
4
Average Quantitative Reasoning GRE Score
149.81

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
No restrictions
Minimum Overall GPA Required
2.75
Minimum Prereq GPA Required
2.75
Standardized Test(s) Required
Graduate Record Examinations (will not accept 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
No information provided
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
Yes
Virtual Shadowing Accepted
Yes

Prerequisites

Prereq time limit
7 Years
Human Anatomy
4 Credit(s), Lab Required
Biology (general)
8 Credit(s)
Microbiology
4 Credit(s), Lab Required
Chemistry (general)
8 Credit(s), Lab Required
Human Physiology
4 Credit(s), Lab Required
English
6 Credit(s)
Humanities
6 Credit(s)
Math (general)
6 Credit(s)