26 months
57618 USD/year
57618 USD/year
54340 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Master of Medical Science program is designed to train outstanding Physician Assistants at Temple University who enhance patient care in our North Philadelphia community and beyond. 


The Physician Assistant program facilitates delivery of an innovative curriculum for medical students that meets the accreditation standards for inter-professional education set by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME). The program is designed to prepare students to provide patient-centered care in practice settings under the supervision of and in collaboration with physicians and inter-professional teams. The curriculum satisfies all of the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA) standards and provides instruction in all areas tested by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) licensing examination. The goals of the program are to:

  • Admit highly qualified students representing diverse backgrounds.
  • Prepare compassionate and highly trained physician assistants to become leaders in healthcare.
  • Train physician assistants to develop and use an evidence-based approach in the delivery of the highest quality patient-centered healthcare.
  • Develop the skills needed as effective lifelong learners.
  • Cultivate collaborative patient care through integrated inter-professional training experiences.
  • Foster high individual and professional ethical standards.
  • Promote cultural awareness in the provision of care to a diverse society.

Future Career

 A critical need for Physician Assistants to work as part of a medical team providing access to quality healthcare has resulted from a looming critical shortage of physicians and an increase in the number of Americans covered through the Affordable Care Act (ACA) of 2010. Job prospects for graduates of the M.M.S. program are excellent. Graduates of the  Physician Assistant program at Temple University will be recognized as leaders, educators, and innovators in the delivery of high-quality healthcare that is accessible, affordable, compassionate, and respectful of cultural diversity.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Physician Assistant Practice 
  • Patient Assessment 
  • Human Gross Anatomy
  • Scientific Inquiry
  • Medical Sciences 
  • Epidemiology and Biostatistics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 26 months

Start dates & application deadlines


117 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Research your graduate degree program
  • Complete online application
  • Letters of Reference: 3
  • Coursework Required for Admission Consideration
  • Statement of Goals: In approximately 500 to 1,000 words, describe your interest in Temple's Physician Assistant graduate program, research interests and past experiences, future career goals, and academic and research achievements.
  • Interview
  • Standardized Test Scores
  • Resume: Current resume or CV required.
  • Clearances: Upon acceptance, students must complete a Child Abuse History Clearance and a Criminal Background Check. Any academic infraction, license infraction, felony, or misdemeanor after the date of the original CASPA application submission must be reported to the M.M.S. program within 10 business days of the occurrence.
  • Bachelor's Degree in Discipline/Related Discipline: A baccalaureate degree is required.

Work experience

  • Healthcare/Patient Contact Experience: To be considered for an interview, 400 hours of clearly documented volunteer or paid direct hands-on patient contact experience or witnessing care firsthand are required.
  • Community/Volunteer Service: Applicants are recommended to have a minimum 50 hours of community service activities, not including those performed in high school. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    57618 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 57618 USD per year during 26 months.
  • National

    57618 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 57618 USD per year during 26 months.
  • In-State

    54340 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 54340 USD per year during 26 months.

Living costs for Philadelphia

1313 - 2284 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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