M.Sc. On Campus

Physician Assistant Studies

University of Dubuque

27 months
580 USD/credit
580 USD/credit
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The University of Dubuque Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies Program is preparing clinicians who are educated in all aspects of health care with special emphasis placed on primary care in rural and under-served areas.


The mission of the University of Dubuque Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies Program is to prepare competent and compassionate physician assistants (PAs) who engage in optimal team practice. The program is committed to developing clinicians who are educated in all aspects of healthcare. Special emphasis is placed on primary healthcare in rural areas. This is in keeping with the commitment of the University of Dubuque to instill:

  • Excellence in academic inquiry and professional preparation
  • Stewardship of all God's human and natural resources
  • Zeal for life-long learning and service

The Goals of the program are to:

  • Admit students whose admission characteristics predict successful future employment as PA-Cs.
  • Provide a curriculum that ensures our graduates possess the knowledge, skills, and competencies required of an entry-level PA in primary care.
  • Provide clinical educational experiences that prepare graduates to practice medicine in a variety of healthcare settings.
  • Engage faculty and students in active and ongoing professional and community engagement events.

The program will assess progress towards these goals on a yearly basis with internal reports covering enrollment, exam scores, student and faculty evaluations, and a graduate survey. Benchmarks for each of these reports have been established, and adjustments/modifications will be made as needed.  

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Anatomy
  • Physiology 
  • Lab Interpretation
  • Medical Microbiology & Infectious Disease
  • Evidence Based Medicine
  • Clinical Medicine
  • Emergency Medicine Clinical Rotation
  • Psychiatry/Behavioral Health Clinical Rotation
  • Pharmacology in Disease Pathology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 27 months

Start dates & application deadlines


116 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Application fee of $25.00

  • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited or domestically recognized international institution of higher education (official transcript required)
  • A formal application and two letters of recommendation attesting to the applicant’s ability to successfully complete a graduate degree
  • A personal statement of objectives for pursuit of this degree.
  • Demonstrate writing competence
  • Approval by Graduate Program Director, Graduate Admission Director, or Graduate Admission Committee
  • Proficiency in the English language must be demonstrated by achieving a TOEFL score of 550 or higher on the paper-based exam (or an 80 on the internet version) and a personal interview

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    580 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 580 USD per credit during 27 months.
  • National

    580 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 580 USD per credit during 27 months.


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