Stephens College PA Program Mission Statement
The mission of the Stephens College Physician Assistant Program is to educate and prepare clinically astute, compassionate, and patient-centered physician assistants who will become leaders in their profession, while remaining dedicated to meeting the needs of the medically underserved. Graduates will be ethical professionals, committed members of the healthcare team, practitioners of evidence-based medicine, and providers of quality healthcare for those they serve.
PA PROGRAM AT A GLANCE
Accreditation Status: Accreditation-Provisional
Campus: Columbia, MO
Degrees Offered: Masters
Bachelor Degree: Required
Class Duration: 27 months
Class Capacity: 26 students
On-Campus Housing: Not available
Decision Criteria: Academics, health care experience, personal interview, personal statement.
Seat Deposit: $500
Supplemental Application: No
International Students: Accepted
TOEFL: Required (for international applicants)
Recommendation letters: 3
CASPA Participant? Yes
Application Deadline December
Deadline Type: Completed: The application must be submitted and all transcripts, payments, and at least two letters of reference must be received by CASPA by the deadline date.
Overall GPA No minimum
Prerequisite GPA No minimum
Science GPA No minimum
Minimum 500 hours
Acceptable Experience Paid experience with hands-on patient care
Volunteer experience with hands-on patient care
Shadowing a physician or physician assistant
PART TIME OPTION
WEBSITE AND SOCIAL MEDIA
For a complete list of the Physician Assistant Program details and requirements please visit the official PA program website.
Note on Accreditation:
The ARC-PA has granted Accreditation-Provisional status to the Stephens College Physician Assistant Program Sponsored by Stephens College.Accreditation-Provisional is an accreditation status granted when the plans and resource allocation, if fully implemented as planned, of a proposed program that has not yet enrolled students appear to demonstrate the program’s ability to meet the ARC-PA Standards or when a program holding Accreditation-Provisional status appears to demonstrate continued progress in complying with the Standards as it prepares for the graduation of the first class (cohort) of students. Accreditation-Provisional does not ensure any subsequent accreditation status. It is limited to no more than five years from matriculation of the first class.