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Physician Assistant Studies

Grand Valley State University

28 months
14000 USD/year
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Grand Valley State University's Physician Assistant Studies is part of the university's College of Health Professions offering a program designed for practitioners seeking a career as a Physician Assistant. 


Key facts

The Physician Assistant Studies program at Grand Valley State University is using CASPA (Central Application Service for Physician Assistants) for the upcoming application cycle!  CASPA is a service of the Physician Assistant Education Association (PAEA) and has been established since 2001.  The CASPA application process is designed to simplify the PA school application process by allowing students to apply to several programs with only one application.  Currently 95% of accredited PA programs across the country use CASPA to process applications.


As part of Grand Valley State University's College of Health Professions, the Physician Assistant Studies program (PAS) is designed for students seeking a career as a Physician Assistant. Graduates of the PAS program are eligible to take the National Certification Commission on Physician Assistants’ (NCCPA) Physician Assistant National Certification Exam (PANCE), and may apply for licensure in any of the 50 states, District of Columbia, and U.S. Territories. Graduates seeking employment in states other than Michigan may obtain further information on submission of a state-specific licensure application from the American Academy of Physicians Assistants (AAPA) website for the respective state.

Programme Structure

Courses included:
  • Clinical Pathophysiology 
  •  Practical Therapeutics 
  •  Clinical Problem Solving Sessions 
  •  Physician Assistant Profession Issues 
  •  Clinical Applications Lab 
  •  Clinical Applications Lab 
  •  Hospital Community Experience 
  •  Research in Medicine 
  •  Clinical Rotations 
  •  Physician Assistant Research 
  •  Physician Assistant Research
  •  Applied Statistics for Health Professions 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 28 months

Start dates & application deadlines


103 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®
144 (verbal)
138 (quantitative)
3.5 (analytical)

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Graduate Application
  • All college transcripts – Copies of official transcripts from all institutions of higher education previously attended. 
  • Applicants must maintain an average GPA of 3.0 or higher in EACH of the following categories:
  • Prerequisite Coursework – A minimum grade of “C” (2.0) must be attained in each of GVSU’s PAS program prerequisites.
  • The following prerequisites MUST be completed prior to the application deadline:
  • Human Anatomy, Human Physiology, Organic Chemistry, Biochemistry, and Microbiology.
  • Five Year Course Completion. The following courses must be less than 5 years old at the time of application:
  • GRE scores: GVSU code 1258
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • Healthcare experience.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    14000 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14000 USD per year during 28 months.

National 773 $ / credit

Living costs for Allendale

1000 - 1500 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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