School of Health Sciences
Office of GraduateAdmissions
2750 Campus Box
Elon, NC 27244
MSPAS - Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies
This 24-month program engages students through an innovative systems-organized curriculum that employs large and small group discussion, hands-on clinical skills labs, simulated patient experiences, lecture and patient scenario discussions. Over the course of the academic year, the patient scenarios and simulated patient experiences will increase in complexity. These will culminate in an Advanced Clinical Reasoning course in the fall that builds on existing learner-centered models by guiding students to reapply knowledge and build competence in all areas of the Competencies for the Physician Assistant Profession.
The required Master’s Project supports and promotes professional development in the area of accessing, critically appraising and applying the best available evidence to address a research, patient care or policy question relevant to Physician Assistant practice or education. The clinical education phase consists of seven required rotations (Adult Primary Care, Pediatrics, Emergency Medicine, Inpatient Medicine, General Surgery, Women’s Health and Behavioral Medicine) and one elective. Clinical sites are located throughout the central area of North Carolina.
Financial Aid: Yes
International Financial Aid: Yes
# of Credits Required: 116.5
In State Tuition (per year): 36792 USD
Out State Tuition (per year): 36792 USD
Classification: Master's College or University I
Locale: Small Suburb
Size & Settings: 3,000-5,999