Master On Campus

Physician Assistant Studies

University of South Alabama

27 months
930 USD/credit 50013 USD/year
930 USD/credit 50013 USD/year
465 USD/credit 25006 USD/year
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Physician Assistants (PAs) are highly skilled nationally certified and state-licensed medical professionals who practice medicine on healthcare teams with physicians and other members of the health professions. We offer a master degree in Physician Assistant Studies at the University of South Alabama.


The mission of the University of South Alabama Physician Assistant Studies Program is to educate compassionate and competent individuals from diverse backgrounds to become highly qualified physician assistants in accordance with the highest professional standards to provide a broad spectrum of preventative and curative health care to patients in various communities and clinical settings with physician supervision including underserved populations in Alabama both rural and urban. 

Key Features 

  • The emphasis of the program is one of primary care, including a broad foundation in the medical and surgical specialties.
  • The Physician Assistant Studies program curriculum is closely related to the goals of the University of South Alabama as well as to the degree. 


The Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA) has granted Accreditation-Continued status to the University of South Alabama Physician Assistant Program sponsored by the University of South Alabama. Accreditation-Continued is an accreditation status granted when a currently accredited program is in compliance with the ARC-PA Standards.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Clinical Medicine 
  • Human Gross Anatomy
  • Physiology
  • Physician Assistant Issues 
  • Pathophysiology
  • Pharmacology 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 27 months

Start dates & application deadlines


121 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • GPAs (overall GPA, science GPA, last 60 hour GPA, both undergraduate and graduate level work).
  • GRE scores (quantitative, verbal, and analytical writing sections)
  • Direct Patient Care/Health Care/PA Shadowing Experience
  • Community Service/Volunteerism
  • Additional completion of upper level science coursework completed with a grade of "C" or higher in Immunology, Genetics, Biochemistry, Pathophysiology, and Pharmacology.
  • Background and Experience
  • Rural/Underserved (Childhood residence in rural county as defined by HRSA rural grant Qualifier) 
  • Additional Degree or Training: additional degree (Master's or Doctorate), current health training certifications or registrations, e.g., EMT, CNA, CMA.
  • Military Service: includes all branches of service.
  • Disadvantaged Background

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    50013 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 930 USD per credit during 27 months.
  • National

    50013 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 930 USD per credit during 27 months.
  • In-State

    25006 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 465 USD per credit during 27 months.

Living costs for Mobile

801 - 1323 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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Updated over a year ago

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Physician Assistant Studies
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