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Physician Assistant, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
, NJ,
Physician assistants (PA's) practice with doctors across all medical disciplines. You'll find them in nearly any specialty you can think of: surgery, internal medicine, pediatrics, obstetrics/gynecology, emergency medicine and psychiatry. PA is also a career on the rise: Every year for the last decade, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicted a 30 percent growth in the field. 

About

Our students are well-prepared to enter this rewarding profession - Seton Hall graduates who sit for the Physician Assistant National Certifying Exam (PANCE) consistently pass. As a graduate of the Master of Science in Physician Assistant (M.S.P.A.) program, you'll be ready for a rewarding medical career — and ready to excel in any area you choose to pursue. With a curriculum that runs for 33 months, our graduates are known in the field for having more clinical experience than graduates of other institutions.

The Seton Hall M.S.P.A. curriculum centers on extensive clinical experience. It also emphasizes research competence, basic sciences knowledge and physical examination skills. In many of our classes, traditional lectures fuse with online coursework and problem-based learning to ensure that everything you study is directly applicable. You'll learn from practicing physician assistants, physicians and instructors with doctoral training in a variety of medical areas. Our students work with patients from their first semester onward, eventually completing at least 60 weeks of core and elective rotations. 

Accreditation

  • Accredited by the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant, Inc., the program prepares practitioners with a depth of knowledge and judgment to perform as knowledgeable and highly skilled clinicians.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Human Anatomy
  • Human Physiology
  • Psychiatry
  • Introduction to Clinical Medicine
  • Health Maintenance and Education
  • Neuroscience
  • Pathophysiology

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    79

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3.2

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3.2 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

  • Completed a baccalaureate degree* from a regionally or nationally accredited institution of higher learning in the United States (https://www.ed.gov/accreditation) or the determined foreign equivalent.
  • Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.2 (based on a 4.00 scale).
  • Have a minimum prerequisite courses GPA of 3.2.
  • Achieve a minimum of 250 hours of patient care experience (see below for descriptions of acceptable and unacceptable experiences)

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    1259 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1259 USD per credit and a duration of 36 months.
  • National Applies to you

    1259 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1259 USD per credit and a duration of 36 months.
  • In-State Applies to you

    1259 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1259 USD per credit and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for South Orange

  • 1702 - 4190 USD/month
    Living Costs

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