36 months
23100 USD/year
23100 USD/year
11310 USD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


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 SCH


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.

Student insurance

Make sure to cover your health, travel, and stay while studying abroad. Even global coverages can miss important items, so make sure your student insurance ticks all the following:

  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Central Application Service for Physician Assistants.
  • Upstate Supplemental Application - Once your application is received from CASPA, we will e-mail you your Login ID and PIN that will allow you to access our Secondary Application. Please do not create an account on your own from our Admissions Login page as that will not allow you to access the PA Secondary Application. The Secondary Application must be submitted to Upstate Medical University along with a $65.00 application fee no later than November 20th.
  • Official GRE scores must be sent directly to CASPA. The SUNY Upstate CASPA GRE code is 4523. 

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    23100 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11550 USD per semester during 36 months.
  • National

    23100 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11550 USD per semester during 36 months.
  • In-State

    11310 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5655 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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