Physician Assistant Studies, MS

Requirements for Students Matriculating in or before Academic Year 2019-2020. Learn more about Graduate College Academic Regulation 7.0.

Total Hours: 128 Hours

Core Coursework
Summer I
Clinical Anatomy for Allied Healthcare
Foundations in Medical Microbiology
Foundations in Medical Pharmacology
Radiography Evaluation and Assessment
Fall I
Medical Science Foundations
Clinical Care Foundations I
Developing the Physician Assistant I
Structure and Function of the Human Cardiovascular System
Structure and Function of the Human Respiratory System
Biomedical Perspectives on Human Hematology
Structure and Function of the Human Renal System
Pediatrics Course
Rural Health
Lab Medicine
Spring I
Clinical Care Foundations II
Developing the Physician Assistant II
Structure and Function of the Human Gastrointestinal/Hepatic System
Structure and Function of the Human Nervous System
Biomedical Perspectives on Psychiatry
Structure and Function of the Human Musculoskeletal System
Addiction Medicine
Obesity Medicine Course
Geriatrics Medicine Course
Summer II
Clinical Care Foundations III
Developing the Physician Assistant III
Structure and Function of the Human Endocrine System
Structure and Function of the Human Reproductive Systems and Reproductive Biology
Integrated Systems Review
Research & Thesis
Fall II, Spring II, Summer III, Fall III
Clinical Rotation Requirements (Students enroll in no particular order)
Family Medicine I
Family Medicine II
Internal Medicine I
Internal Medicine II
Emergency Medicine I
Emergency Medicine II
Developing the Physician Assistant IV
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Pediatrics
Behavioral Health
General Surgery
PA 5544
PA 5304
Rotation Electives
Select 3 from the following:
Medicine Elective I
Medicine Elective II
Medicine Elective III
Surgery Elective
Hours Subtotal128
Total Hours128

General Graduate College Requirements

  • A minimum Grade-Point-Average of 3.00 is required
  • A minimum Grade of "C" is required in all degree applicable courses
  • No courses utilizing the Pass-No Pass grading system are permitted
  • GRAD 5082 or GRAD 5092 may not be used to meet degree requirements

Additional Graduate College Masters Degree Requirements

Plan I (coursework with thesis)

  • A minimum of 30 credit hours
    • A minimum of 24 coursework credit hours comprised of:
      • 6 research or creative component credit hours
      • 21 in-residence credit hours (maximum of 9 transfer hours with "B" or better)
      • 21 credit hours at 5000- or 6000-level

Plan II (coursework without thesis)

  • A minimum of 32 credit hours
    • A maximum of 3 credit hours of research or creative component
    • A minimum of 23 in-residence credit hours (maximum of 9 transfer credit hours with "B" or better)
    • A minimum of 21 credit hours at the 5000- or 6000-level