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Physician Assistant (PA) Studies

30 months
25590 USD/year
25590 USD/year
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Rush University’s Physician Assistant (PA) Studies program offers an innovative 30-month curriculum that provides students with an excellent educational experience.


The first 12 months of the Physician Assistant (PA) Studies program from Rush University include lecture, small-group discussion, and case-based training to prepare students for clinical rotations. This is followed by 18 months of clinical rotations that provide students with enhanced training in a broad range of clinical practice areas.

Our extensive resources provide plenty of benefits:

  • Advanced practice training opportunities in various fields of clinical practice prepare you to take leadership roles in clinical practice, research and service.
  • Intensive academic, research and clinical training offer a comprehensive educational experience.
  • Working with PA mentors throughout all phases of training enhances the learning experience.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Human Physiology
  • Human Anatomy
  • History and Physical Examination
  • Pa Professionalism & Practice
  • Clinical Medicine
  • Diagnostic Methods

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 30 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

The PA program admits students into the class on a rolling basis, which means at each interview session, offers are made to fill seats in the class.


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Other requirements

General requirements

  • A bachelor’s degree from a U.S. regionally accredited college or university completed prior to matriculation into the program.
  • A minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale is required each, for both the total and science GPAs. 
  • Completion of the following prerequisite courses at a U.S. regionally accredited college or university prior to matriculation into the program.  
  • Human Anatomy
  • Microbiology
  • Human Physiology
  • Psychology/Behavioral Science
  • Biochemistry
  • Statistics
  • We recommend that all prerequisites be taken within seven years of planned program start date.
  • You may have up to two outstanding prerequisite courses at the time of application submission.
  • Documented hands-on, direct patient contact experience in a health care setting, accrued with seven years of application submission.
  • Three professional letters of reference. 
  • A completed application submitted to the Central Application Service for Physician Assistants

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    25590 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12795 USD per semester during 30 months.
  • National

    25590 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12795 USD per semester during 30 months.

Living costs for Chicago

1297 - 2491 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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