M.Sc. On Campus

Physician Assistant

Western University of Health Sciences

24 months
44105 USD/year
44105 USD/year
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As health care changes, Physician Assistants are increasingly valued as vital members of the health care team. The graduates of the Physician Assistant program of the Western University of Health Sciences are in high demand and enjoy careers that are rewarding both personally and professionally.


The Physician Assistant program of the Western University of Health Sciences will prepare students to demonstrate:

  • Competency in established and evolving core medial and clinical sciences knowledge with an application to patient care in diverse settings
  • Interpersonal and communication skills that result in effective information exchange with patients, families, health care providers, professional associates, and the health care system
  • Care that is effective, patient-centered, compassionate, timely, efficient, and equitable for the treatment of health problems and the promotion of wellness
  • A high level of responsibility, ethical practice, sensitivity to a diverse patient population, and adherence to legal and regulatory requirements
  • Critical analysis, evaluation, and improved patient care practices throughout their ongoing education and practice
  • An awareness of and responsiveness to the larger system of health care to provide patient care that is of optimal value

Why Choose WesternU?

We have a nationally recognized program and offer you:
  • A record of consistently high first-time pass rates on the Physician Assistant National Certifying Examination (PANCE)
  • A small, private, health-focused institution that fosters interprofessional learning
  • Clinical experiences that develops professional and communication skills at a wide range of clinical sites
  • Top faculty who interact with the students
  • A well established program accredited by the Accreditation Review Committee on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA)
  • Long humanistic tradition of treating patients as people first; treating students with respect; and fostering camaraderie among students
  • Outstanding student support services including tutoring and disability resources
  • Diverse student body and rich array of student club and volunteer opportunities
  • Southern California location with tremendous clinical training opportunities as well as access to major cultural and recreational resources
  • A chance to join WesternU’s well-respected Physician Assistant alumni, who are in high demand and who enjoy a lifelong connection with the University

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Patient Centered Cases 
  • Medical Terminology  
  • Structure & Function
  • Clinical Skills
  • Physical Assessment 
  • Health Promotion/Disease Prevention

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


102 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Bachelors degree from a regionally accredited US Institution
  • Minimum Overall, Science and Prerequisite GPAs of 3.00
  • Applicants are required to have a minimum of 120 hours of community service experiences to be eligible for admission
  • Access to a computer meeting minimum technical standards
  • Proof of Legal U.S. Residency – If Required
  • Meet the PA Program’s Personal Competencies for Admission and Matriculation
  • Health Screenings and Immunizations
  • Background Check

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    44105 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 44105 USD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    44105 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 44105 USD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Pomona

1100 - 1600 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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