Degree Requirements

We have a comprehensive and rigorous 27-month, 113 semester credit curriculum with built-in strategies to reduce stress and enhance learning.


Students are admitted and progress as a unified cohort and complete courses in a specified sequence of full-time study, divided between a 13-month didactic phase and a 14-month clinical phase of training. Didactic phase courses are completed in the order listed below. Semester IV-VI Supervised Clinical Practice Experience (SCPE) courses occur in different orders for different students (i.e. not all students are on the same SCPE at the same time). Semester VII courses, other than PA621 that, although graded in the last semester, involves work that the student completes throughout the clinical phase of training, are completed in the order listed below. 

All Courses Are Required

All courses must be successfully completed with a grade of ‘C’ or higher in addition to maintaining a 3.0 semester and 3.0 cumulative GPA for Progression and Graduation.

The Program is unable, for any individual or circumstance, to waive courses, permit advanced placement, or offer a part-time option.

For further details regarding promotion and graduation policies, refer to the policies listed in the Program Info webpage.

MPAS Program Course Sequence

Course
Course Name
Credit
Semester I (Summer)

PA501

Human Gross Anatomy

5

PA503a

Medical Physiology  I

2

PA506

Pharmacology & Pharmacotherapy I

3

PA511

Clinical Medicine I

8

PA521

Clinical Skills I

3

Total Semester I Credit Hours 21
Semester II (Fall)

PA504a

Medical Physiology II

3

PA507

Pharmacology & Pharmacotherapy II

3

PA512

Clinical Medicine II

7

PA514

Behavioral Medicine & Psychiatry I

3

PA522

Clinical Skills II

3

PA531

PA Practice I

2

PA541a

Practice Based Learning & Improvement

2

Total Semester II Credit Hours

23

Semester III (Spring)

PA505a

Medical Physiology III

3

PA508

Pharmacology & Pharmacotherapy III

3

PA513

Clinical Medicine III

8

PA515

Behavioral Medicine & Psychiatry II

3

PA523

Clinical Skills III

3

PA532

PA Practice II

2

Total Semester III Credit Hours

22

Total Credit Hours for Year 1 of Program

66

Semesters IV-VI (Summer, Fall, Spring)

PA600a

Emergency Medicine & Advanced Clinical and Surgical Procedures

5

PA601

Behavioral Medicine/Psychiatry SCPE

3

PA602

Emergency Medicine SCPE

3

PA603

Family Medicine SCPE

3

PA604

General Surgery SCPE

3

PA605

Internal Medicine: Hospitalist SCPE

3

PA606

Pediatrics SCPE

3

PA607

Internal Medicine: Cardiology, Pulmonology, or Inpatient Clinical Pharmacology SCPE

3

PA608

Women’s Health SCPE

3

PA609

Elective SCPE

3

PA611a

Hospice/Palliative Care or Selective SCPE

3

Total Credit Hours for Year 2 of Program

35

Semester VII (Summer)

PA610

Preceptorship SCPE

6

PA621

Masters Research

3

PA622

Summative Course

3

Total Semester VII Credit Hours

12

Total Credit Hours for Entire Program

113