Penn State University PA Program Mission Statement

The Physician Assistant (PA) Program’s mission is to prepare graduates to be academically, clinically, professionally, and culturally competent in the delivery of health care services to patients in the community in which they will practice. Our PA Program will foster an attitude of student-centered learning which puts the focus of education on preparing its graduates to apply clinical reasoning and an evidence-based approach in a compassionate and comprehensive, cost-effective manner.

PA PROGRAM AT A GLANCE

Accreditation Status: Continuing Accreditation
Campus: Hershey, PA
Degrees Offered: Masters
Distance & Online Learning: None
Bachelor Degree: Required
Class Duration: 24 months
Class Capacity: 30 students
On-Campus Housing: Available
Decision Criteria: Academic potential; Clinical awareness; Resilience,  personal interview, personal statement
Seat Deposit: $1,000
Supplemental Application: Yes
International Students:  Accepted
TOEFL: Required (for international applicants)
Recommendation letters: 3

CASPA

CASPA Participant? Yes
Application Deadline: January
Deadline Type: Verified

TUITION

Resident $73,152
Nonresident $73,152

GPA

Overall GPA 3.0
Prerequisite GPA No minimum
Science GPA 3.0
Science GPA Method OVERALL

GRE

 REQUIRED

EXPERIENCE

REQUIRED
Minimum 500 hours
Paid experience with hands-on patient care
Volunteer experience with hands-on patient care
Shadowing a physician or physician assistant

PART TIME OPTION

NO

WEBSITE AND SOCIAL MEDIA

For a complete list of the Physician Assistant Program details and requirements please visit the official PA program website.

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Address

Our Address:

Penn State University PO Box 850 Mail Code H152 Hershey, PA 17033

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