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Physician Assistant Studies, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
, RI,
Effective clinicians engage in active listening and empathy; they understand that patients are more than medical records, lab results, body systems and drug interactions. Become a healthcare professional who treats the whole patient — mind, body and spirit — through JWU’s Physician Assistant Studies master’s degree program.


You’ll learn to be a collaborative practitioner with the respect, empathy and trust inherent to humanistic healthcare. Our curriculum will prepare you to meet the complex needs of patients — and to develop the critical thinking skills to integrate seamlessly into a patient-centered medical team.

Hone your knowledge of clinical medicine, medical science and therapeutics through evidence-based practice at our award-winning, 18,000-square-foot Center for Physician Assistant Studies.

One of only a few facilities in the country entirely dedicated to the education of physician assistants, the center provides our students with 24-hour access to cadaver-based anatomy labs with e-study guides at each dissection station and a clinical skills practice center with simulated exam rooms equipped with the latest electronic medical record technology.

The first 12 months of the program are devoted to preclinical studies, and the remaining 12 months to clinical experiences in primary care and medical and surgical specialties. Enrollment is limited to 36 students each year and classes begin each June.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Patient Care I, II, III
  • Professional and Health Policy Issues
  • Diagnostic Skills I, II
  • Clinical Medicine I, II, III, IV
  • Pharmacotherapeutics I, II
  • Introduction to Clinical Practice Course

          Detailed Programme Facts

          • Programme intensity Full-time
            • Full-time duration 24 months
          • Credits
            104 alternative credits
          • Languages
            • English
          • Delivery mode
            On Campus

          English Language Requirements

          You only need to take one of these language tests:

          • Minimum required score:


            The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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            The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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            The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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            PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. Delivered and marked by computer, it reports on a scale between 10 and 90.

          Academic Requirements

          You need the following GPA score:

          Required score: 3

          Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

          Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

          • A completed graduate application for admission
          • Official or certified transcripts/mark sheets from all institutions attended, including bachelor’s degree and master's degree.
          • Statement of Purpose: an essay explaining your motivation, aptitude and goals related to graduate-level study
          • 2 letters of recommendation. 
          • Current résumé or CV

          Tuition Fee

          • International

            12168 USD/year
            Tuition Fee
            Based on the original amount of 24336 USD for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
          • National

            12168 USD/year
            Tuition Fee
            Based on the original amount of 24336 USD for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
          We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
          Per 3.0 semester credit course: $2,106

          Living costs for Providence

          • 1030 - 1900 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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