PA Programs – Arcadia


URL: www.arcadia.edu/pa/
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Courses – 5 courses in Biological Sciences
Anatomy w/lab – Required
Physiology w/lab – Required
Microbiology w/lab – Required
Statistics – 1 course
Psychology – 1 course
Other courses: 5 Humanities courses such as History, Modern Languages, Sociology, Anthropology, Literature,
Religion, Philosophy and Fine Arts 

12 hours with lab basic – 3 courses required
4  hours with lab Organic – 1 semester required
8  hours each of above recommended and Biochemistry – (Biochemistry recommended)

Bachelor Degree – Required
GRE – Yes or MCAT – taken within the last 5 years
Basic Life Support – no

CASPA Application Required – Yes – deadline of January 15th
Supplemental app required – No
Open House – Yes – register online
Interview – Yes – be invitation only
Rolling admissions – Yes

Admission factors –

  • Recommended GPA of 3.0 or better,
  • 3 letters of recommendation (ideally one should be from a professor and one from a practising licensed physician or physician assistant),
  • minimum of 200 hours of patient care experience (students with exceptional clinical experience may have one or more prerequisite waived)

Program facts:
Length – 2 years
Degree Granted – Master in Medical Science (M.M.S.) (also dual degree program with a masters is Public
Health and a 4+2 program at the undergraduate level)
Class size –  varies
Average # of Apps received, average # interviewed and # accepted  – ??
Average age, sex, GPA of those admitted – ??

Tuition – Year one $33,190 (includes Summer, Fall and Spring Semesters), year two $33,190 (includes
Summer, Fall and Spring Semesters)

Fees –

  • Technology/lab fee (paid over the life of the program) $2,400,
  • AAPA student membership (required – one time fee that expires four months after date of graduation) $75,
  • mandatory clearances which include criminal background check,
  • immunization tracking,
  • child abuse screening, etc. (additional costs associated with drug screening varies upon clinical rotation) $150,
  • books, supplies and medical equipment, Didactic phase $1,500, Clinical phase $500,
  • students are required to cover housing and transportation costs related to all off-campus and clinical experiences

Financial Aid – Upon review for admission, students automatically will be reviewed by the academic
departments for a limited number of merit scholarships.  Students can receive up to $20,500 annually
through the Federal Direct Stafford Loan; in addition to the Stafford Loan, students can choose to
borrow either a Federal Direct Graduate PLUS Loan or a private alternative student loan to cover
remaining expenses.  Graduate assistantships also may be available to those who qualify.

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