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Physician Assistant

James Madison University

36 months
1184 USD/credit 40650 USD/year
1184 USD/credit 40650 USD/year
466 USD/credit 15999 USD/year
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The Physician Assistant program offered by the James Madison University prepares students for clinical positions as primary care physician assistants. Physician assistants are highly skilled medical professionals who have for over 40 years functioned as members of a team delivering quality healthcare. 


About this Degree

Working with physicians, physician assistants provide medical services traditionally performed by physicians. These services include taking medical histories, performing physical examinations, ordering and interpreting tests, diagnosing and treating medical conditions, educating and counseling patients, performing minor medical/surgical procedures, and, in most states, prescribing medications. The Physician Assistant's duties are determined by physician supervision as defined by law.

Physician assistants practice in the same settings as physicians, i.e., outpatient facilities, private and public clinics, managed care and other systems, and in rural and urban areas. The focus of the James Madison University Physician Assistant  program is primary care medicine.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Human Gross Anatomy with Clinical Applications 
  • Pathophysiology 
  • Physical Diagnosis 
  • Pathophysiology 
  • Clinical Medicine 
  • Pharmacology for PAS 
  • Managing Medical Information l: Clinical Biostatistics. 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


103 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants must also apply through the Central Application Service of Physician Assistants (CASPA). Complete the JMU Graduate School application and once completed, download this application as a PDF file. Complete the CASPA application and upload your JMU Graduate application PDF file into "Documents" section on your CASPA application.
  • Applicants must have a minimum of 1,000 hours of direct patient contact health care experience, and several specific prerequisite courses - some of which require a grade of "B" or higher and others that require a grade of "C" or higher
  • GRE General Test. Send official scores to the CASPA central application, code number 7442. MCAT is not accepted and is not a substitute for the GRE

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    40650 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1184 USD per credit during 36 months.
  • National

    40650 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1184 USD per credit during 36 months.
  • In-State

    15999 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 466 USD per credit during 36 months.

Living costs for Harrisonburg

1050 - 1715 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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