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Physician Assistant Studies, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 28 months


You will be immersed in active learning environments, integrating theoretical learning with clinical practice. Our teaching approach nurtures reflection, creativity, and critical thinking. You will leave Dominican prepared to make significant contributions to the diverse communities you serve and to the advancement of the PA profession.

Our vision is to be a national leader in PA education and to prepare quality physician assistants to practice medicine in dynamic healthcare environments in partnership with physicians and other healthcare team members.

Learning Outcomes

The following Student Learning Outcomes (SLO) are the MSPAS Program’s adaptation and adoption of Dominican's Institutional Learning Outcomes (ILO). These outcomes represent the MSPAS Program’s commitment as a community of educators and scholars to every graduate of the MSPAS Program at Dominican. All MSPAS Program graduate students will have the opportunity to develop the following knowledge, skills, and personal capabilities throughout their studies and experiences as PAs.


  • Our Master of Science Physician Assistant Studies Program is a 28 month year-round program.
  • The ARC-PA has granted Accreditation-Provisional status to the Dominican University of California Physician Assistant Program sponsored by Dominican University of California.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Current Topics in the PA Profession & US Healthcare Policy & Systems 
  • Clinical Assessment/Lab 
  • Foundations of Clinical Medicine 
  • Medical Ethics and Professionalism 
  • Immunology, Medical Microbiology & Infectious Disease Principles 
  • Introduction to Evidence Based Healthcare and Research 
  • CM Dermatology, Eye, ENT 
  • CM Cardiology and ECG 

                Detailed Programme Facts

                • More details: Fall deadlines: May 1 to October 1.
                • Programme intensity Full-time
                  • Full-time duration 28 months
                • Credits
                  102 units alternative credits
                • Languages
                  • English
                • Delivery mode
                  On Campus

                English Language Requirements

                • Minimum required score:


                  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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                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).

                General Requirements

                1. Completed CASPA application

                2. Bachelor's degree in any field

                3. Completion of all prerequisite courses 

                Tuition Fee

                • International

                  980 USD/credit
                  Tuition Fee
                  Based on the original amount of 980 USD per credit and a duration of 28 months.
                • National

                  980 USD/credit
                  Tuition Fee
                  Based on the original amount of 980 USD per credit and a duration of 28 months.
                We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
                Tuition is per unit.

                Living costs for New York City

                • 1819 - 3970 USD/month
                  Living Costs

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