South University, Richmond

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*Last updated January 29th, 2024

General Information

Mission Statement
The South University Physician Assistant (MSPA) exists to educate a diverse student population as providers of high-quality, cost-efficient health care who will make a positive impact while practicing the art and science of medicine with physician collaboration.
Unique Program Features
Off Campus Cadaver Lab, On Campus Simulation Lab
Curriculum Focus
Case-Based Learning; Collaborative or Team-Based Learning; Early Clinical Exposure; 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
MSPA: Master of Science Physician Assistant
Program Length
27 Months
Start Month
January 2025
Estimated Incoming Class Size
36
Part-time Option
No
Distance Learning
No
On-Campus Housing
No
Required Onsite Interview
Yes
Types of Interviews
Panel Interview; Group Interview; Multiple Mini Interview (MMI); Scenario Room
Admission Type
Rolling - Applications are reviewed on a first-come, first-served basis

CASPA & Deadlines

CASPA Member
Yes
Upcoming CASPA Cycle
Yes
Application Deadline
08/01/2024
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.

Tuition & Deposits

Separate Tuition Rates
No
Tuition
$97,704
Seat Deposit
Yes
Seat Deposit Cost
$1,000
Refundable Seat Deposit
Yes, partially refundable

Matriculants

Out of State Students Accepted
Yes
Transfer Students Accepted
No
DACA Status Applicants Considered
No information provided
International Applicants Accepted
No
Support for Veterans
No information provided

Program Matriculants by Gender

Female
27
Male
9
Non-Binary
-
Gender Unknown
-

Ethnicity of Program Matriculants by Number

American Indian or Alaskan Native
-
Asian
7
Black or African American
2
Hispanic, Latino, or Spanish
-
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
0.0
White
23
Other
-

GRE Average Scores

Average Verbal Reasoning GRE Score
152
Average Analytical Writing GRE Score
4.1
Average Quantitative Reasoning GRE Score
152

GRE Average Percentiles

Average Verbal Reasoning GRE Percentile
54
Average Analytical Writing GRE Percentile
59
Average Quantitative Reasoning GRE Percentile
42

Requirements

Minimum Number of Reference Letters Required
3
Types of References Required
PA; Physician; Other health care provider
Minimum Overall GPA Required
3.00
Minimum Prereq GPA Required
3.00
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 Requirement
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 Requirement
Other Paid Health Care
Recommended but 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
Yes
Virtual Shadowing Accepted
Yes

Prerequisites

Prereq time limit
No Requirement
Human Anatomy
4 Credit(s), Lab Required
Biology (general)
4 Credit(s)
Biochemistry
3 Credit(s)
Microbiology
4 Credit(s), Lab Required
Chemistry (general)
4 Credit(s), Lab Required
Organic Chemistry
3 Credit(s)
Human Physiology
4 Credit(s), Lab Required