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The Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies from Marist College  is a 24-month, full-time program designed to prepare students for clinical practice. 

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Overview

The Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies from Marist College  consists of one 12-month didactic phase and one 12-month clinical phase. Students learn how to care for patients in a variety of settings such as in-patient, out-patient, in the operating room and emergency room. Students further learn to treat patients across the lifespan, from newborn to the elderly. Students learn technical skills such as suturing and counseling skills. Global health is also emphasized.  The program offers seven required core rotations in the clinical year, as well as one elective.

Key facts:

The program is located in the Marist College Allied Health Building, which has a state-of-the-art gross anatomy laboratory, standardized patient suites, a trauma simulation room, and a skills laboratory. In total, the program occupies over 18,000 square feet in the 58,000 square feet building. The program shares resources and activities with other programs in the School of Science on campus, especially the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program.  The opportunity to develop inter-professional skills will increase as new clinical programs are added to the School of Science. 

Accreditation

The ARC-PA has granted Accreditation-Provisional status to the Marist College Physician Assistant Program sponsored by Marist College.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Human Anatomy 
  • Human Physiology 
  • Clinical Medicine 
  • Physical Diagnostics 
  • Physical Diagnostics Lab 
  • History, Policy and Regulation 
  •  Clinical Pathology

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Credits

90 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
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GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
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English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
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IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Degree Prerequisite - A baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution or an equivalent institution must be awarded prior to matriculation into the program. A baccalaureate degree is a minimum requirement. Therefore, a master's or doctorate-level degree awarded in lieu of a baccalaureate degree will meet this requirement.
  • Letters of Reference - Three letters of reference must be received in order for an application to be complete. At least one reference should be from a health care professional associated with the applicant's direct patient care experience.

Work experience

Pre-Admission Clinical Experience

Clinical experience that includes direct patient care is required. In order to be considered, an applicant must have a minimum of 500 hours of hands-on patient care experience at the time of application. Examples include, but are not limited to, EMT, paramedic, nurse, medical assistant, CNA, ER tech, physical therapy aide, phlebotomist, etc.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1090 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1090 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    1090 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1090 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.

Health Insurance: $3,275

Funding

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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