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PA Programs – St Francis

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Name of program: ST. FRANCIS UNIVERSITY

URL http://www.francis.edu/MPAShome.htm
US News Rank #- no longer a top 25 US news program in 2011

This program is in PA, two other programs have name St. Francis in Indiana and New Mexico
Prerequisites:
Courses

Anatomy w/lab – 2 courses – must have lab
Physiology w/lab
Microbiology w/lab – one course
Statistics – one course (or upper level Mathematics)
Psychology
Other courses:

Chemistry – two courses – must have lab
4 hours with lab basic
4 hours with lab Organic
8 hours each of above recommended and Biochemistry

Bachelor Degree – Baccalaureate
GRE – Not required
Basic Life Support – N/A

Admissions:
CASPA Application Required – Yes – October 1st deadline
Supplemental app required – Not required
Open House – Yes – registration form on site
Interview – Yes – schedule for earliest possible date
Rolling admissions – Yes – acceptance offered after interview
Admission factors

  • Academic achievement,
  • demonstration of quality performance in science and/or health care related courses,
  • demonstration of motivation and professional potential and strong interpersonal skills,
  • cumulative GPA above a 3.0 and/or a science GPA above a 3.0,
  • three letters of recommendation,
  • maturity,
  • initiative,
  • understanding of the PA role,
  • excellent communication skills,
  • successful criminal background check,
  • pediatric child abuse clearances,
  • drug screens
  • previous health care experience will be considered

Program facts:
Length – 24 months
Degree Granted – Master of Physician Assistant Science (MPAS)
Class size – 55-60 Undergrad pre-PA (number of seats available for MPAS program varies from 15 to 25)
Average # of Apps received, average # interviewed and # accepted  – 700 apps, 100 interviewed
Average age, sex, GPA of those admitted – GPA 3.4 or better
Tuition – 2010-2011 academic year:

  • $12,976 (summer semester year 1),
  • $14,598 (fall semester year 1),
  • $14,598 (spring semester year 1),
  • $9,732 (summer semester year 2),
  • $11,354 (fall semester year 2),
  • $12,976 (spring semester year 2)

Fees

  • (summer semester year 1) $534 lab, $480 PA, $2,000 books, uniforms and equipment;
  • (fall semester year 1) $876 lab, $480 PA, $525 technology, $225 books;
  • (spring semester year 1) $534 lab, $480 PA, $525 technology, $150 books;
  • (summer semester year 2) $480 PA, $80 books and uniforms;
  • (fall semester year 2) $480 PA, $525 technology, $150 books and uniforms;
  • (spring semester year 2) $480 PA, $525 technology, $80 books and uniforms, $180 graduation fee

Financial Aid – Financial aid package (loans, grants, and scholarships) available after
admittance 814-472-3010

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