2 years
Jan Aug
Study mode
Tuition fee (entire course)
Foreign students
USD 25,362
Other costs
Other costs apply

About this course

The WSU PA Program is one of the oldest programs in the country and awards a Master of Physician Assistant (MPA) degree upon completion. The program is fully accredited through the Accreditation Review Commission on the Education of Physician Assistants (ARC-PA). This seven semester program lasts 26 months and is divided in two parts: 44 semester hours of didactic course work and 39 semester hours of research and clinical rotations in a variety of settings including rural, urban and underserved communities. 

Graduates will be eligible to take the National Commission on the Certification of Physician Assistants exam, which is required for a physician assistant to practice in all states.

Entry Requirements

  • Hold a bachelor’s degree or demonstrate intent to complete a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution by the spring semester prior to entering the PA program;
  • All Core Science Prerequisites must be completed at the time of application with a GPA of 3.0 or higher and a grade of C- or higher in each course. Other Prerequisites may be in progress at the time of application, but must be completed by the spring semester with a grade of C- or higher prior to entering the PA program;
  • Have an overall cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher;
  • Complete an on-site interview assessing academic potential, commitment to the profession and communication skills;
  • Must meet Academic and Technical Standards for Physician Assistant students.

Note: Health care experience (direct patient care) is strongly preferred but not required.