Southern Illinois University

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*Last updated September 2022

Deadlines

Application Deadline
11/01/2022
Supplemental Application
Yes
Supplemental Deadline
11/01/2022
Supplemental Application Fee
$50
Supplemental Application Fee Waiver
No information provided
Deposit
$1,000
Deposit Refundable
No

Program Info

CASPA Member
Yes
Program Length in Months
26
Start Month
late May/early June
Part-time Option
No
Academic Terms
Semesters
Total Number of Terms
7
Program Credit Hours
90
Estimated Incoming Class Size
40

Program Matriculants by Gender

Female
9.0
Male
-
Non-Binary
0.0
Gender Unknown
0.0

Ethnicity of Program Matriculants by Number

American Indian or Alaskan Native
0.0
Asian
7.0
Black or African American
2.0
Hispanic, Latino, or Spanish
2.0
Native Hawaiin or Pacific Islander
0.0
White
29.0
Distance Campuses
No
On-Campus Housing
Yes
Primary Credentials
Master's degree (not Master's of Public Health)
Type of Masters
MSPAS: Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies
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
No information provided
Support for Veterans
No information provided
Other Information
No information provided

Tuition

Separate Tuition Rates
No
Total Tuition
$59,829
Total Fees
$5,226

GPA Requirements

Minimum Overall GPA Required
3.20
Minimum Overall Prerequisite GPA Required
3.20

Requirements & Prerequisites

Required Pre-requisite Courses:

  • Microbiology
  • Statistics
  • Medical Terminology
  • English Composition
  • General Biology
  • Human Anatomy & Human Physiology with labs
  • Chemistry with lab (General, Organic, Inorganic and Biochemistry)
Required Shadowing
Recommended
Required Health Care Experience
Recommended
Minimum Health Care Experience Hours
No information provided
Required Direct Patient Care Experience
Recommended
Minimum Direct Patient Care Hours
No information provided
Virtual Experience Hours Accepted
No information provided
Required Onsite Interview
Yes
Required Writing Sample
No
Required Personal Statement
Yes
Required References
3
Required Bachelor Degree
Yes
Required Standardized Tests
TOEFL;GRE
Other Standardized Tests
No information provided
Average Verbal Reasoning GRE Score
153
Average Verbal Reasoning GRE Percentile
56
Average Analytical Writing GRE Score
4
Average Analytical Writing GRE Percentile
58
Average Quantitative Reasoning GRE Score
151
Average Quantitative Reasoning GRE Percentile
46

Mission Statement

The mission of the Southern Illinois University Physician Assistant Program is to prepare healthcare professionals to provide primary health care to underserved populations in rural and health professional shortage areas. We will enhance this healthcare by preparing graduates who are interdependent medical providers, dedicated to both community and profession. The academic setting, utilizing Problem-Based Learning, will foster creative thinking and communication skills in our pursuit of excellence.

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