M.Sc. On Campus

Physician Assistant Studies

Dominican University of California

28 months
1114 USD/credit 48697 USD/year
1114 USD/credit 48697 USD/year
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Become a Physician Assistant Studies student at the Dominican University of California, ranked third by U.S. News and World Report's 100 Best Jobs of 2020 and second for Best Healthcare Jobs of 2020. Learn the practice of medicine from expert medical providers, while building your network in the San Francisco Bay Area.


Gain the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary to respond positively and effectively to challenges and opportunities relating to trends in healthcare delivery. You will learn in groups, through discussions and lectures and role-playing, and through the use of standardized and simulated patients, independent research, and case-based problem-solving.

Our program will prepare you for critical thinking, ethical decision making, and the synthesis and judgment of problems, based on an integrated biopsychosocial medical model. Learn more about our mission, vision and educational philosophy on our department page.

Physician Assistant students will learn to be reflective, insightful, and aware of professional roles as well as the limitations, needs, styles, and values of patients and other health professionals.

Program Highlights

  • Earn your degree in just 28 months
  • Gain real-world experience by participating in nine clinical rotations
  • Learn the importance of civic skills and social responsibility

Career Paths

Students receiving a Masters in Physician Assistant Studies at the Dominican University of California are prepared for a wide range of careers as a PA in all medicine and surgery specialties and subspecialties, as well as careers in clinical research and education.

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 
  • Evidence Based Healthcare and Research 
  • CM Dermatology, Eye, ENT 
  • CM Cardiology and ECG 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 28 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • Applications reviewed on a rolling basis between May 1-October 1.


102 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Completed CASPA Application
  • Prerequisite Courses
  • Personal Interview
  • Three Letters of Recommendation
  • Personal Statement
  • Direct Patient Contact Hours
  • Physician Assistant Shadowing
  • Exams: GRE: recommended but not required

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    48697 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1114 USD per credit during 28 months.
  • National

    48697 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1114 USD per credit during 28 months.

Tuition is per unit.

Living costs for New York City

1819 - 3968 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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