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Master of Physician Assistant Studies

  • Advisor and Administrative Support: Michelle Bastian
  • Office: HP 102
  • Telephone: 801-863-7982
  • Email:   Mbastian@uvu.edu

Program Description

The Master of Physician Assistant Studies (MPAS) program at UVU is a full-time, 28-month, year-round graduate program, consisting of 95 credit hours completed over 7 semesters. There are 15 months of didactic coursework and 13 months of rotations.  A new cohort starts in January of each year. The curriculum structure is specially designed to prepare students with the knowledge, skills, and confidence to become competent PAs who demonstrate interpersonal and communication skills that result in more effective patient care.

Admission Requirements

  1. Minimum Cumulative GPA (as determined by CASPA): 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale)
  2. Minimum Science GPA (as determined by CASPA): 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale)
  3. Minimum Prerequisite GPA: 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale)
  4. Bachelor's degree or higher from a   regionally accredited institution of higher education
  5. Courses must have been taken in the last 10 years. AP credit is not accepted.
    • Microbiology with lab (4 credits)
    • General Biology with lab (4 credits)
    • Chemistry-lab may be included (8 credits)
    • Human Anatomy with lab (4 credits)
    • Human Physiology (4 credits)
    • Medical Terminology (2 credits)*Available online at UVU
  6. 1000 hours minimum healthcare experience (direct patient care preferred)
  7. PA shadowing is required. No minimum hours. Recommended to shadow a variety of PAs.
  8. Three letters of recommendation in application through CASPA
  9. Preferred: academic professor or advisor, medical provider, and supervisor
  10. Deadlines and further information are available on the program website:  www.uvu.edu/physicianassistant
 
 
2019-20 Master of Physician Assistant Studies--Tuition and Fee Schedule
 Resident   Non-Resident
Credit Hours Tuition  Fees Total   Credit Hours Tuition  Fees Total
1 $856 $35 $891   1 $1,626 $35 $1,661
2 $1,712 $70 $1,782   2 $3,252 $70 $3,322
3 $2,568 $105 $2,673   3 $4,878 $105 $4,983
4 $3,424 $140 $3,564   4 $6,504 $140 $6,644
5 $4,280 $175 $4,455   5 $8,130 $175 $8,305
6 $5,136 $210 $5,346   6 $9,756 $210 $9,966
7 $5,992 $245 $6,237   7 $11,382 $245 $11,627
8 $6,848 $280 $7,128   8 $13,008 $280 $13,288
9 $7,704 $315 $8,019   9 $14,634 $315 $14,949
10 $8,560 $350 $8,910   10 $16,260 $350 $16,610
11 $8,560 $350 $8,910   11 $16,260 $350 $16,610
12 $8,560 $350 $8,910   12 $16,260 $350 $16,610
13 $8,560 $350 $8,910   13 $16,260 $350 $16,610
14 $8,560 $350 $8,910   14 $16,260 $350 $16,610
15 $8,560 $350 $8,910   15 $16,260 $350 $16,610
16 $8,560 $350 $8,910   16 $16,260 $350 $16,610
17 $8,560 $350 $8,910   17 $16,260 $350 $16,610
18 $8,560 $350 $8,910   18 $16,260 $350 $16,610
19 $8,560 $350 $8,910   19 $16,260 $350 $16,610
20 $8,560 $350 $8,910   20 $16,260 $350 $16,610