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Physician Assistant Studies

University of North Dakota

24 months
33103 USD/year
33103 USD/year
22069 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Earn a Master of Physician Assistant Studies (M.P.A.S.) degree from University of North Dakota through an innovative program without having to move away from home.


Blend online coursework with alternating classroom (on-campus) and clinical experiences to obtain an exceptionally comprehensive physician assistant (PA) education. Our distinctive dual-entry admission structure is geared toward practicing health professionals and applicants with a background in science and health care.

Why Earn a Master's Degree in Physician Assistant Studies at University of North Dakota?

The UND Department of Physician Assistant Studies prepares you to become a competent physician assistant working collaboratively with physicians, emphasizing care in rural and underserved communities. 

Our interdisciplinary approach integrates clinical skill and knowledge, utilizing multiple techniques to facilitate learning. The goal is to prepare you as a primary care provider in a variety of settings, utilizing a problem-oriented approach to logical thinking and sound judgment.

Through innovation in teaching with advanced technology, high-fidelity simulation and collaboration with clinical sties, you will be expected to:

  • Demonstrate competencies in patient assessment and management.
  • Develop professional primary health care teams.
  • Engage in critical analysis of literature related with medical practice experiences to enhance patient care outcomes.
  • Serve as health care advocates for future PA students and members of the professional health care team.

Programme Structure

Courses Include:

  • Medical Human Anatomy & Radiology
  • Human Physiology & Pathophysiology
  • EKG lnterpretation
  • Pharmacology
  • Diagnostic Studies
  • Scholarly Project Development
  • Primary Care
  • Professional Issues & Role Development
  • Specialty Clerkship
  • Emergency Department Clerkship
  • General Surgery Clerkship

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


90 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

Applicants who are seeking admission to School of Graduate Studies must meet all of the minimum general School of Graduate Studies admission requirements identified in the graduate catalog. In addition, the prospective student must fulfill the requirements for admission to the graduate program in the Department of Physician Assistant Studies. Admission to the Physician Assistant Program within the School of Medicine and Health Sciences at the University of North Dakota is a competitive selection process. Each applicant is reviewed individually and evaluated on their own merits.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    33103 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 33103 USD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    33103 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 33103 USD per year during 24 months.
  • In-State

    22069 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 22069 USD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Grand Forks

1000 - 2180 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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