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Master of Physician Assistant Studies

The Master of Physician Assistant Studies begins annually in the summer semester, and is divided into approximately 50(52) semester hours (12 months) followed by 54 semester hours (14 months) of clinical experiences. All new students begin classes in July.


Degree Plan

Total Degree Plan Credits: 104 (105-106) credits

Year One: Didactic

Year One Total: 50 (51) Credits

  • Summer I
    May 14 - June 22, 2018
  • Summer II
    July 2 - August 24, 2018
  • Summer II ***
    June 25 - August 3, 2018
Semester Course Title Faculty Credits
Summer I PHAS 5313 Clinical Preparation Grose 3
Summer I PHAS 5214 Community Medicine Slusher 2
Summer I PHAS 5215 Applied Research Lakshmanan 2
        Total: 7
Summer II PHAS 5403 Patient Evaluation I Lakshmanan 4
Summer II PHAS 5211 Intro to Health Professions TBA 2
Summer II PHAS 5212 Health Promotion & Prevention Contreras 2
        Total: 8
Fall PHAS 5213 Behavioral Medicine Contreras 2
Fall PHAS 5113 Cross Cultural Health Lakshmanan 1
Fall PHAS 5311 Pathophysiologic Processes I Shell 3
Fall PHAS 5407 Clinical Medicine I Slusher 4
Fall PHAS 5503 Human Anatomy Peng/Pham 5
Fall PHAS 5208 Clinical Pharmacology I Guillory 2
Fall PHAS 5099 Global Health
(Elective - Not required)
Contreras 1
        Total: 17 (18)
Spring PHAS 5309 Diagnostic Studies Pham 3
Spring PHAS 5408 Clinical Medicine II Slusher 4
Spring PHAS 5205 Clinical Medicine III Shell 2
Spring PHAS 5312 Pathophysiologic Processes II Shell 3
Spring PHAS 5209 Clinical Pharmacology II Guillory 2
Spring PHAS 5404 Patient Evaluation II Contreras 4
Spring PHAS 5099 Global Health
(Elective - Not required)
Contreras 1
        Total: 18 (19)

Year Two: Clinical

Year Two Total: 54 Credits

Semester Course Title Faculty Credits
D-Term PHAS 6407 Medicine I Ashford 4
D-Term PHAS 6408 Medicine II Ashford 4
D-Term PHAS 6409 Medicine III Ashford 4
D-Term PHAS 6410 Primary Care I Ashford 4
D-Term PHAS 6411 Primary Care II Ashford 4
D-Term PHAS 6412 Primary Care III Ashford 4
D-Term PHAS 6420 Women and Children I Ashford 4
D-Term PHAS 6421 Women and Children II Ashford 4
D-Term PHAS 6422 Professional Development Ashford 4
D-Term PHAS 6425 Surgery/Emergency Medicine I Ashford 4
D-Term PHAS 6426 Surgery/Emergency Medicine II Ashford 4
D-Term PHAS 6427 Surgery/Emergency Medicine III Ashford 4
Summer II *** PHAS 6211 Investigative Studies Shell 2
Summer II *** PHAS 6414 Professional Practice Issues Shell 4
        Total: 54