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Physician Assistant

Arcadia University

36 months
31636 USD/year
31636 USD/year
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Arcadia University’s Physician Assistant (PA) program provides students from across the country with the foundation for professional growth through personal attention, quality instruction, diverse clinical experience, and a commitment to excellence.


To that end, the Arcadia University’s Physician Assistant continues to enjoy an overall exceptional pass rate on the National Commission on the Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) board examinations, with a five-year first-time taker average pass rate for the program of 99%. 

The program produces graduates well-equipped to deliver high-quality, cost-effective health care in a wide variety of settings, including hospitals, clinics, physicians' offices, and other community settings. Arcadia’s program is fully accredited by the Accreditation Review Commission of Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA).

Key facts:

  • The PA Program is in the Department of Medical Science, in the College of Health Sciences which includes the departments of Physical Therapy and Public Health
  • One program with two campuses: Glenside, Pa., and Christiana, Del.
  • Option for Dual Degrees of Master of Medical Science—Physician Assistant and Master of Public Health (M.M.S., M.P.H.) at Glenside Campus
  • Technologically advanced 3D anatomy visualization tables for anatomy and physiology education that complements the protected human cadaver experience 
  • Clinical simulation experiences including standardized patients, training models, and multiple clinical skills and procedures training opportunities throughout the two years
  • Service and global opportunities in the didactic and clinical phases of the program
  • Advanced technology to enhance the educational experience including video capture lecture for synchronous and asynchronous learning and electronic note service to promote a collaborative learning environment
  • Eleven second-year program-secured clinical rotations consisting of seven required rotations (one of which is repeated) and three elective rotations

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Professional Practice 
  • Medical Interview & Counseling Skills  
  • Gross Anatomy 
  • Microbiology & Immunology 
  • Mechanisms of Disease 
  • Pharmacology 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


68 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®
4 (analytical)

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A Physician Assistant application to be completed through CASPA at
  • One official transcript from each college, university or professional school attended. .
  • Students must have completed the following prerequisites:
  • Biological Sciences—five courses to include Anatomy, Physiology, and Microbiology. Biochemistry is recommended.
  • Chemistry—three courses to include at least one semester of Organic Chemistry.
  • Psychology—one course.
  • Statistics—one course.
  • Three letters of recommendation. Ideally, one should be from a professor and one from a practicing licensed physician or physician assistant.
  • Test scores from either the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or the Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT), taken within the last five years
  • A minimum of 200 hours of patient care experience.
  • Students must meet the minimal technical requirements for admission, continuation and graduation. 
  • An interview is required and is by invitation only.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    31636 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15818 USD per semester during 36 months.
  • National

    31636 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15818 USD per semester during 36 months.

Living costs for Glenside

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.


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