West Coast University - California

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*Last updated January 30th, 2024

General Information

Mission Statement
The Master of Physician Assistant-California Hybrid Program at the Center for Graduate Studies provides an intentionally immersive learning environment focused on clinical and cultural competence, personal wellness and insight, and ethical responsibility. Through our unique approach to transformational education and student support, we help prepare medical professionals who demonstrate competent, compassionate, holistic, person-centric care with respect and equity to all persons and communities served.
Unique Program Features
Hybrid delivery with on-campus immersive experiences
Curriculum Focus
Asynchronous Learning; Case-Based Learning; Collaborative or Team-Based Learning; Hybrid of Traditional or Case-Based Learning; 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
MPA: Master of Physician Assistant
Program Length
24 Months
Start Month
January 2025
Estimated Incoming Class Size
50
Part-time Option
No
Distance Learning
Yes
On-Campus Housing
No
Required Onsite Interview
No
Types of Interviews
Multiple Mini Interview (MMI)
Admission Type
Rolling - Applications are reviewed on a first-come, first-served basis

CASPA & Deadlines

CASPA Member
Yes
Upcoming CASPA Cycle
Yes
Application Deadline
10/01/2024
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
10/01/2023
Supplemental Application Fee
No information provided
Supplemental Application Fee Waiver
No
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Tuition & Deposits

Separate Tuition Rates
Yes
Tuition
No information provided
Resident Tuition
$122,777
Non-Resident Tuition
$122,472
Seat Deposit
Yes
Seat Deposit Cost
$250
Refundable Seat Deposit
Yes, partially refundable

Matriculants

Out of State Students Accepted
Yes, with exceptions. Please visit the program's website.
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.
International Application Link
Support for Veterans
No information provided

Program Matriculants by Gender

Female
-
Male
-
Non-Binary
-
Gender Unknown
-

Ethnicity of Program Matriculants by Number

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

GRE Average Scores

Average Verbal Reasoning GRE Score
No information provided
Average Analytical Writing GRE Score
No information provided
Average Quantitative Reasoning GRE Score
No information provided

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
Employee/Supervisor; PA; Academic Reference (e.g. Teacher/Professor; Academic Advisor)
Minimum Overall GPA Required
3.00
Minimum Prereq GPA Required
3.00
Standardized Test(s) Required
None
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 information provided
Other Paid Health Care
Recommended but not required
Other Volunteer Health Care
Not Required
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
No
Virtual Shadowing Accepted
No

Prerequisites

Prereq time limit
No Requirement
Human Anatomy
3 Credit(s), Lab Required
Biochemistry
3 Credit(s)
Microbiology
3 Credit(s), Lab Required
Chemistry (general)
6 Credit(s), Lab Required
Organic Chemistry
3 Credit(s), Lab Required
Human Physiology
3 Credit(s), Lab Required
Genetics
3 Credit(s)
Statistics
3 Credit(s)
CPR
1 Credit(s)