M.Sc. On Campus

Physician Assistant Studies

Pacific University Oregon

27 months
45351 USD/year
45351 USD/year
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The Physician Assistant Studies program of the Pacific University Oregon is designed to provide a comprehensive primary care training program that combines didactic coursework with clinical experiences to enable the graduate to work in a variety of practice settings.


The Physician Assistant Studies program of the Pacific University Oregon is offered over seven consecutive semesters, taking 27 months to complete. The program emphasizes problem-based, team-based learning, small group sessions, diversity awareness, evidence-based healthcare, interprofessional activities, integration of simulation technology and the use of standardized patients in the educational process. A graduate project provides an opportunity to integrate evidence-based medicine with a literature review and research process, preparing the graduate to be a critically thinking clinician who can effectively respond to the ever-changing demands of the healthcare system.

In addition, students participate in community service projects that include staffing of a low-cost clinic and healthcare screening for the homeless. Clinical sites are located throughout the United States, and students have the option of selecting an international community medicine rotation in many countries of the world.

What does the future look like?

Physician assistants are listed as the fifth fastest growing profession in the United States according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. They estimate an additional 39,700 PAs will be needed by 2026. The PA profession is number three in U.S. News’ top 10 jobs of 2017. Data from the American Academy of Physician Assistants' 2017 Salary Report lists the national median salary for all PAs to be approximately $102,000.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Anatomy
  • Genetics
  • Clinical Medicine
  • Clinical History
  • CM Infection and Immunology
  • Current Topics in the PA Profession

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 27 months

Start dates & application deadlines


131 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • An applicant can have prerequisites in progress at the time of application. All prerequisite courses must be completed by December 31st of the year prior to entering.
  • The CASPA BCP (Biology, Chemistry and Physics) GPA and Last 45 Credits GPA must be a 3.0 or higher.
  • To ensure academic coursework will fulfill our requirements, complete an Unofficial Prerequisite Evaluation and submit to the Admissions Counselor for review.
  • Applicants must demonstrate a minimum of 1,000 hours of direct patient care experience within a health-care setting.
  • We require two professional evaluations; it is recommended that at least one evaluation be obtained from a (non-relative/personal) Physician Assistant with whom you have worked with or shadowed.
  • A satisfactory command of the English language is required for admission to Pacific University, prior to admission.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    45351 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 45351 USD per year during 27 months.
  • National

    45351 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 45351 USD per year during 27 months.
  • Didactic Phase 3 semesters - $45,351 per year
  • Clinical Phase 4 semesters - $60,468 per year

Living costs for Forest Grove

1410 - 2511 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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