• Spring 2014: Application Opens (CASPA)
• Fall 2014: Admission Interviews
• Spring 2015: Admission Decisions
• May 2015: Inaugural Class Enrolls
The High Point University PA program anticipates participation in the Central Application Service for Physician Assistants (CASPA) beginning on April 17 of 2014. Pending successful accreditation-provisional approval the founding Class of 2017 will begin studies in May of 2015. All applicants applying for the Founding Class of 2017 (entering May 2015) will apply online using the CASPA application.
The High Point University Physician Assistant Studies Program has applied for provisional accreditation from the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA). Pending provisional accreditation in September 2014, HPU anticipates commencing the PA program in May 2015. Provisional accreditation is an accreditation status for a new PA program that has not yet enrolled students, but at the time of its comprehensive accreditation review, has demonstrated its preparedness to initiate a program in accordance with the accreditation Standards.
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. You can also download the informational brochure.
Degree: Master of Physician Assistant Studies (MPAS)
Admission Terms: The HPU Physician Assistant Studies program will begin each May 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:
Applicants must also ensure they are capable of performing the program-required Technical Standards.
Applicants must also complete pre-requisite courses for admission to the Physician Assistant Studies program, for the courses, please view here.
The HPU Physician Assistant Studies program will begin each May 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 blend imaginatively critical thinking and intellectual inquiry with a practical need for innovation, skill, and knowledge within professional disciplines.
Innovative course of study through 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 be 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.