The following information was developed as a resource for students interested in pursuing a degree in Master of Physician Assistant Studies. To learn more about the program, please visit the Physician Assistant website.
Carene Kelsey is the PA graduate staff liaison. If you would like to tour campus or have general admission questions, please call Carene at 336-841-9527 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The ARC-PA has granted Accreditation-Provisional status to the High Point University Physician Assistant Program sponsored by High Point University.
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.
The HPU Physician Assistant Studies program will begin each June and will span 27 months over 7 continuous semesters.
Applicants are considered for on-campus interview based on the following aspects identified within their CASPA application:
*The GRE must have been taken within the past five years. For the 2016-17 admissions cycle, the GRE must have been taken after 1/1/2012 and before 9/1/2016. The Educational Testing Service only keeps scores for five years. High Point University’s CASPA GRE Designated Institution Code, 7291, should be used to report scores.
**Applicants must provide evidence of an earned bachelor’s degree from a United States regionally accredited college or university prior to enrollment.
International applicants must certify they have adequate and available funds to maintain and support their stay in the United States for the purpose of earning a Master of Physician Assistant Studies Degree at High Point University.
International Applicants must adhere to the requirements for International admissions. Visit the International Admissions page for more information.
The HPU Physician Assistant Studies program will begin each Summer and will span 27 months over 7 continuous semesters. Part-time or interrupted attendance is not an option, and no online classes are offered. The program will prepare graduates with the necessary knowledge and skills to:
The curriculum is being designed to imaginatively blend critical thinking and intellectual inquiry with a practical need for innovation, skill, and knowledge within professional disciplines.
The innovative course of study includes an integrated set of educational experiences that focus on:
The Didactic Phase of the program will take place over 4 semesters of graduate level academic coursework. The curriculum will be structured around active-learning strategies, practical lab sessions, simulated case presentations, problem-based learning sessions, and off-campus clinical interaction.
The Clinical Phase will take place during the second year and will span a total of 12 months. Students will participate in supervised clinical rotations during which time they will participate in the evaluation and management of patients in a wide variety of clinical areas. Students are not required to supply their own clinical sites or preceptors. In addition, all students will be required to produce a research project during their clinical year.
*The comprehensive fee schedule for the HPU PA Program is set annually. The comprehensive fee is a convenient way for students to determine their investments accurately. The comprehensive fee structure for billing will include all tuition and University fees. The comprehensive fee does not include books or course-specific fees. It is estimated that tuition and fees for the 2016-17 academic year will be $34,764 or an estimated total of $83,893 for the entire program.
Note: Please bear in mind that tuition and comprehensive fee costs are set annually. Additional estimated costs associated with attendance include
|Expense||Year 1||Year 2||Year 3|
|Total Annual Living Expenses||30,216||27,816||8,343|
|Housing and Utilities||12,000||12,000||4,000|
|Books, Supplies and Equipment**||4,000||1,600||200|
|Student Loan Fees||1,800||1,800||600|
|Student Medical Insurance||1,416||1,416||210|
* Cost of Attendance amounts were developed to establish maximum financial aid allowances for typical students. Students are highly encouraged to establish a budget, reduce expenditures, and borrow via student loans in incremental amounts to help limit their educational debt.
** Includes program-related expenses associated with maintaining a functional laptop computer and obtaining necessary criminal background checks and drug screenings required for enrollment and completion of supervised clinical practice experiences.
Many HPU PA students complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) in order to apply for student loans to support their graduate education (School Code 002933). Information about these loans is available in the Office of Student Financial Planning. If you have specific questions, contact either the Director of Financial Aid, Ron Elmore, by phone at (336) 841-9386 or by email at email@example.com, or Assistant Director of Financial Aid, Sandra Norris, by phone at (336) 841-9032 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Payment of all tuition and fees is due at the beginning of each term of enrollment.
For each application cycle prospective candidates must pay or obtain a waiver for the CASPA application fee and the program designation fee. These fees and policies regarding payment and refund are set by CASPA. Additional information is available on their website.
All applicants accepted into the program will be charged a $1000 nonrefundable deposit to hold their seat. This money will be applied toward their first semester comprehensive fee upon matriculation.