M.Sc. On Campus

Physician Assistant

Upstate Medical University SUNY

36 months
29980 USD/year
29980 USD/year
16220 USD/year
Tuition fee
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People who succeed as Physician Assistant at Upstate Medical University SUNY enjoy direct patient contact, have a passion for medicine, and embrace challenges. Physician assistants practice medicine with physician supervision in many settings and in many medical and surgical disciplines.


The Department of Physician Assistant Studies at Upstate Medical University SUNY was developed in 2009 as a result of the health care needs of Central New York. 

Key Features 

  • As reported by the Health Resources and Service Administration, fourteen of the seventeen counties encompassing the Central New York corridor from Canada to Pennsylvania are designated as health provider shortage areas. 
  • The need for physician assistant services in these communities is documented by these designated medically underserved communities.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Human Anatomy
  • Professional Issues 
  • Population Medicine
  • EKG Interpretation
  • General Medicine 
  • Human Physiology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines




106 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Bachelor's degree or its equivalent.
  • Official Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores recommended but not required.
  • The average GPA for the incoming Fall 2020 class is 3.5 and the average cumulative GRE is 313; however, we holistically review applications with a wide range of scores and GPAs.
  • Transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate schools attended.
  • Three original letters of recommendation from people familiar with your academic record and potential for investigative research. Applicants will submit their reference's information when filling out their application for admission. Upon submission of the application, the references will receive instructions on how to submit them through MyUpstate.

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    29980 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14990 USD per semester during 36 months.
  • National

    29980 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14990 USD per semester during 36 months.
  • In-State

    16220 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8110 USD per semester during 36 months.

Living costs for Syracuse

935 - 1370 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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