Physician Assistant Program

Ohio Dominican University

M.Sc. On Campus
24 months
807 USD/credit
807 USD/credit
Tuition fee
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ODU's Physician Assistant Studies Program was the first of its kind in Central Ohio. Our program offers exceptional educational training, service opportunities in local communities, and a diversity of rotations within medical organizations around the state.


Ohio Dominican University's Physician Assistant Program recognizes our responsibility to state the outcomes of our goals to prospective and enrolled students. During the first 15 months of the program, students spend their time in the classroom and lab, in what's known as the "didactic" phase. Students are taught by full-time, clinically experienced PA faculty as well as adjunct professors and guest lecturers from multiple disciplines.  

The following 12 months are spent in various clinical sites using a medical apprenticeship model. Near the end of the clinical phase, students participate in an intensive board review course to prepare for the Physician Assistant National Certifying Examination (PANCE) and clinical practice.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • The Physician Assistant Profession
  • Gross Human Anatomy
  • Microbiology & Immunology
  • Physical Diagnosis I: Effective Patient Communication
  • Medical Physiology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




70 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a 3.0 overall and science GPA on a 4.0 scale.
  • Understanding of minimum technical standards.
  • Minimum of 250 hours of documented patient-care experience.
  • GRE and/or MCAT scores submitted no later than the application deadline. 
  • Two letters of recommendation as required through CASPA. It is recommended at least one letter be from a clinician working in healthcare. 
  • An on-campus interview is required and by invitation only. All travel expenses are the responsibility of the candidate. An interview does not guarantee acceptance into the program.
  • Application completed through the CASPA Portal. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    807 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 807 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    807 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 807 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.


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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Updated over a year ago

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