33 months
63468 USD/year
63468 USD/year
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The Physician Assistant Practice MPAP program at the Keck School of Medicine of University of Southern California has a long and successful history of training and graduating outstanding clinicians who work in a variety of medical care settings with diverse patient populations.


What you will learn

The Physician Assistant Practice MPAP program offered by University of Southern California trains students in a range of medical, social and behavioral sciences required for competent clinical practice. Physician assistants are educated in basic medical sciences and clinical disciplines, including human anatomy, physiology, pharmacology and clinical laboratory medicine. Further, Physician Assistant Practice students are taught to hone the cognitive skills required for medical decision-making.

Our unique location within the Keck School of Medicine of University of Southern California provides students with a vast array of educational and clinical resources that contribute to the excellence in training.

The physician assistant (PA) is a health care professional qualified by academic and clinical education and by formal certification to practice medicine with the supervision of a doctor of medicine or osteopathy. PAs perform diagnostic, therapeutic, preventive and health maintenance services in any setting in which physicians provide care. PAs are accountable for their own actions as well as being accountable to their supervising physician.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Medical Science
  • Behavioral Sciences
  • Clinical Skills and Topics in Medicine
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Physiology
  • Family Medicine

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 33 months

Start dates & application deadlines


97 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®

Student insurance

Make sure to cover your health, travel, and stay while studying abroad. Even global coverages can miss important items, so make sure your student insurance ticks all the following:

  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Interview
  • Mission (disadvantaged, veteran, humanitarian service, underserved experience, non-health care community/volunteer service & commitment)
  • CASPA cumulative GPA
  • CASPA science GPA
  • Clinical experience (paid or volunteer)
  • Related healthcare experience (PA shadowing, clinical or laboratory research)
  • GRE or MCAT score

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    63468 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 63468 USD per year during 33 months.
  • National

    63468 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 63468 USD per year during 33 months.

Living costs for Los Angeles

1520 - 2570 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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