The Master of Physician Assistant (MPA) degree at WSU is a rigorous 26-month graduate program that prepares students to function as generalist PAs, who possess a wide array of knowledge in primary care. Students in this program are required to demonstrate a range of physical, cognitive and behavioral abilities and skills necessary to perform successfully in various clinical situations.
During the course of this program, students are trained and educated to serve where healthcare need is greatest; this includes underserved populations, in rural areas, and with minorities and older adults.
|Program Entry Point||Summer|
|Program Length||26-months; 1st year (1st 13 months/didactic year) and 2nd year (2nd 13 months/clinical rotations)|
|Study Plan Options||Full-time, lock step, Monday - Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m.|
|CASPA Application Deadline||Complete and Verified by October 1st|
|Minimum GPA to Apply||3.00 overall and a science GPA of 3.00|
|Average GPA of Applicants||3.50|
|Average GPA of Accepted Students||3.70|
|Average Age Range of Students||26-40 years old|
GRE (Graduate Record Examination): Not required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language): Required for applicants whose native (first) language is not English. Submit TOEFL socres to CASPA. Scores must be received by CASPA before the application is submitted.
Bachelor’s degree in any field plus completion of program prerequisites
and License(s) Needed to Practice
National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA)
|Advanced Standing/Placement||Program requirements will not be waived for any reason. Likewise, experiential credit toward prerequisites or advanced standing will not be granted. Transfer credit policies can be found in the latest edition of the WSU Graduate Catalog.|