Degree Requirements

Academic Policies/Requirements for Promotion and Graduation & Course Sequencing

Promotion & Graduation Requirements

The MPAS program is designed as a full-time 27-month program consisting of seven consecutive semesters. The semesters are divided between a 12-month didactic phase and a 15-month clinical phase. All program courses must be completed – advanced placement (i.e., credit for previously completed coursework) will not be an option.

Attaining the MPAS degree will require the successful completion of all didactic and clinical phase coursework. Satisfactory progress through the program requires a 3.00 GPA in each semester and a minimum passing grade of ’C’ (73%) in each course. Failing to receive a passing grade in didactic phase coursework will prevent students from progressing to the next semester. Failing to receive a passing grade in clinical phase coursework will require remediation (e.g., repeating a supervised clinical practice experience) and result in a delay of graduation.

Students are assigned an academic advisor within the program to monitor their progress and to recommend resources if experiencing academic difficulty. Students who fail to maintain the academic requirements are subject to probation or dismissal.

Curriculum Sequence 

MPAS Program Course Sequence

Course #

Course Name

Course Credit

Semester I (Summer)

PA501

Human Gross Anatomy

5

PA503

Fundamentals of Biomedicine 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)

PA504

Fundamentals of Biomedicine 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

PA541

Research Methods & Design

2

Total Semester II Credit Hours

23

Semester III (Spring)

PA505

Fundamentals of Biomedicine 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)

PA600

Advanced Clinical 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 SCPE

3

PA608

Women’s Health SCPE

3

PA609

Elective SCPE

3

PA611

Hospice/Palliative Care 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