M.M.Sc. On Campus

Physician Assistant Studies

Mercer University

28 months
24492 USD/year
24492 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Mercer University is pleased to offer a professional program in Physician Assistant Studies which awards the Master of Medical Science (MMSc) degree.


Key facts

Mercer University’s Department of Physician Assistant Studies strives to improve healthcare by promoting excellence in education, scholarship, and clinical practice.


The mission of the Department of Physician Assistant Studies is to educate patient-centered medical providers of the highest quality who are critical thinkers, leaders, and life-long learners.               

Core Values

The core values of the Mercer University Physician Assistant Program are compassion, collegiality, service, diversity, ethical behavior, integrity, and respect.

Program Goals             

The Mercer University Physician Assistant Studies Program will:

  • Admit highly qualified applicants who are successful in completing the Mercer Physician Assistant curriculum.
  • Provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary for entry-level practice as a physician assistant.
  • Prepare students to deliver primary care in a variety of clinical settings.
  • Promote the professional development of students.
  • Support faculty development and engagement in teaching, scholarship, and service.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Human Anatomy & Lab 
  • Physiology/Pathophysiology
  • Physical Diagnosis & Lab
  • Principles of Pharmacology
  • Clinical Decision Making 
  • Medical Communication

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 28 months

Start dates & application deadlines


128 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Completion of an undergraduate (Bachelor's) degree from a regionally-accredited college or university in the United States.
  • Required overall Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.00 or higher.
    • Preferred undergraduate Natural Science GPA (Biology, Chemistry, Physics) of 2.9 or higher.
    • Completion of all prerequisites prior to matriculation. Applicants with more than four (4) outstanding prerequisites cannot be considered for admission. 
    • Graduate Record Examination (GRE) 
    • Required Patient Care Experience Hours: Applicants are required to complete a minimum of 1,000 hours of direct, hands on patient care experience.
  • Qualified applicants with complete files and who meet or exceed the admissions criteria listed above may be invited to campus for a personal interview.
  • Applicants must also meet the PA Program's Technical Standards in order to be considered for admission into the program.
  • Tuition Fee

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    • International

      24492 USD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the tuition of 12246 USD per semester during 28 months.
    • National

      24492 USD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the tuition of 12246 USD per semester during 28 months.

    Living costs for Doraville

    900 - 1400 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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