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Physician Assistant Program, M.Sc.

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 24 months
, OH,
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

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    70 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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  • 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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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

  • 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.
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Living costs for Columbus

  • 940 - 1520 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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Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, Studyportals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.


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