Wichita State University

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*Last updated January 30th, 2024

General Information

Mission Statement
Transform students into highly competent physician assistants
Unique Program Features
The Physician Associate (PA) program at Wichita State is the first and longest-running PA program in Kansas and one of the first in the nation. With a combined 130 years clinical experience and 75 years teaching experience, we are dedicated to the success of our students, and we consider every student a future colleague.
Curriculum Focus
Case-Based Learning; Collaborative or Team-Based Learning; Hybrid of Traditional or Case-Based Learning; Organ-Based/Systems-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
26 Months
Start Month
June 2025
Estimated Incoming Class Size
48
Part-time Option
No
Distance Learning
No
On-Campus Housing
No
Required Onsite Interview
Yes
Types of Interviews
Traditional Interview
Admission Type
Regular - All applications are reviewed once the set deadline has passed

CASPA & Deadlines

CASPA Member
Yes
Upcoming CASPA Cycle
Yes
Application Deadline
09/01/2024
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.
Supplemental Application
Yes
Supplemental Deadline
09/01/2022
Supplemental Application Fee
$75
Supplemental Application Fee Waiver
No

Tuition & Deposits

Separate Tuition Rates
Yes
Tuition
No information provided
Resident Tuition
$74,494
Non-Resident Tuition
$103,629
Seat Deposit
Yes
Seat Deposit Cost
$1,000
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
36
Male
12
Non-Binary
-
Gender Unknown
-

Ethnicity of Program Matriculants by Number

American Indian or Alaskan Native
1
Asian
3
Black or African American
-
Hispanic, Latino, or Spanish
2
Native Hawaiin or Pacific Islander
-
White
41
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
No restrictions
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 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
No information provided
Virtual Shadowing Accepted
No information provided

Prerequisites

Prereq time limit
10 Years
Human Anatomy
5 Credit(s), Lab Required
Biochemistry
3 Credit(s)
Microbiology
4 Credit(s), Lab Required
Organic Chemistry
3 Credit(s)
Human Physiology
3 Credit(s)
Genetics
3 Credit(s)
Medical Terminology
1 Credit(s)
Statistics
3 Credit(s)
Psychology
3 Credit(s)