South College - Nashville

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*Last updated January 29th, 2024

General Information

Mission Statement
The mission of the South College, Nashville Campus, 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, who will mature into leaders within the medical community.
Unique Program Features
on-campus simulation lab, low student to faculty ratio, nationwide clinical rotation, mentorship program, updated facilites,
Curriculum Focus
Case-Based Learning; Early Clinical Exposure; Hybrid of Traditional or Case-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
MPA: Master of Physician Assistant, Master of Health Science in Physician Assistant Studies
Program Length
27 Months
Start Month
October 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
Admission Type
Rolling - Applications are reviewed on a first-come, first-served basis

CASPA & Deadlines

CASPA Member
Yes
Upcoming CASPA Cycle
Yes
Application Deadline
03/01/2025
Deadline Requirement
Blue-Submit only: the applicant must only submit the application by your posted deadline.
Supplemental Application
Yes
Supplemental Deadline
03/01/2022
Supplemental Application Fee
$95
Supplemental Application Fee Waiver
No
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Tuition & Deposits

Separate Tuition Rates
No
Tuition
$85,000
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
International Applicants Accepted
Yes, with exceptions. Please visit the program's website.
Support for Veterans
No information provided

Program Matriculants by Gender

Female
53
Male
7
Non-Binary
-
Gender Unknown
-

Ethnicity of Program Matriculants by Number

American Indian or Alaskan Native
1
Asian
2
Black or African American
1
Hispanic, Latino, or Spanish
2
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
0.0
White
54
Other
-

GRE Average Scores

Average Verbal Reasoning GRE Score
151
Average Analytical Writing GRE Score
3.9
Average Quantitative Reasoning GRE Score
147

GRE Average Percentiles

Average Verbal Reasoning GRE Percentile
52
Average Analytical Writing GRE Percentile
53.6
Average Quantitative Reasoning GRE Percentile
23

Requirements

Minimum Number of Reference Letters Required
3
Types of References Required
PA; Physician; Other health care provider
Minimum Overall GPA Required
2.75
Minimum Prereq GPA Required
No GPA minimum required
Standardized Test(s) Required
Graduate Record Examinations GRE (will 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
8 Credit(s), Lab Required
Biology (general)
8 Credit(s), Lab Required
Microbiology
4 Credit(s), Lab Required
Chemistry (general)
8 Credit(s), Lab Required
English
6 Credit(s)
Humanities
6 Credit(s)
Math (general)
6 Credit(s)