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Physician Assistant Studies, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
Valparaiso, IN, United States
The Physician Assistant Studies course offered by Valparaiso University is a two-year professional program divided into a 12-month didactic phase followed by a 12- month clinical education phase in the form of on-site supervised clinical practice experiences. 
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The Physician Assistant Studies course offered by Valparaiso University is an extension of the 3-year Valparaiso University undergraduate Bachelor of Science in Health Science (BSHS) program and will serve as the culminating phase of the 5-Year Physician Assistant Program (3 + 2).The MSPA program will provide students currently pursuing their BSHS prerequisite course work with the culminating accredited phase of their five year program. The curriculum will provide the didactic and practical hands-on training required to complete their education as physician assistant students.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Principles of PA Practice 
  • Physical Diagnosis & Documentation
  • Fundamentals of Clinical Medicine
  • Dermatology
  • Ophthalmology & Otorhinolaryngology

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    53 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You need the following TOEFL iBT ® score:

  • 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: 3.3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3.3 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

  • Successful completion of four years of lab science in high school (biology, chemistry, anatomy/physiology, and physics recommended)
  • Successful completion of pre-calculus
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.3 or higher
  • Composite scores of ACT 25 or new SAT 1230 or higher

Tuition Fee

  • International

    650 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 650 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    650 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 650 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Valparaiso

  • 1223 - 1980 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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