Methodist U


URL: www.methodist.edu/paprogram/
US News Rank #84

Anatomy w/lab – Required
Physiology w/lab – Required
Microbiology w/lab – Required
Statistics – Required (Applied)
Psychology – 6 semester hours required
Other courses: 8 semester hours of any other human and/or animal life sciences, college Algebra or higher required, Medical Terminology required 

8 hours with lab basic – General Chemistry I and II w/labs
8 hours with lab Organic – Organic Chemistry I and II w/labs
8 hours each of above recommended and Biochemistry – Biochemistry required

Bachelor Degree – Required
GRE – Required
Basic Life Support – no

CASPA Application Required – Yes – April 13, 2011 with a deadline of May 1, 2012
Supplemental app required – No
Open House – Information Sessions weekly – listed on a monthly basis – confirm attendance via email
Interview – Yes – typically begin in August one year in advance and continue once a month, on a
Saturday, until the class and alternates are filled
Rolling admissions – Yes
Admission factors –

  • Recommended overall GPA of 3.00, prerequisite GPA of 3.20,
  • recommended medical GPA of 3.20 or higher,
  • GRE scores of 1,050,
  • 500 hours direct patient contact,
  • evidence of ability to handle a demanding curriculum,
  • strong study skills,
  • students who have taken all or part of their undergraduate work at MU will be given preference,
  • interest in serving medically underserved areas,
  • understanding of the role of the physician assistant,
  • emotional and intellectual maturity,
  • professionalism,
  • strong verbal/writing communication skills,
  • humanitarianism,
  • ethical qualities,
  • specific motivation toward pursuit of a health career and becoming a PA,
  • understanding the concept  of a “team player” and how it relates to the medical field,
  • successful criminial background check

Program facts:
Length – 27 months
Degree Granted – Masters in Physician Assistant Studies
Class size – 40
Average # of Apps received, average # interviewed and # accepted  –

  • average 400 applications,
  • 100 interviews,
  • 40 accepted

Average age, sex, GPA of those admitted –

  • Average overall GPA is 3.54, average science GPA is 3.53,
  • average GRE 1,130,
  • average number of direct patient contact hours of students entering the program is 2,039,
  • 20 colleges/universities are represented outside of Methodist University,
  • 7 Methodist University graduates

Tuition –

  • Didactic Year (2011-2012) $38,800,
  • Clinical Year (2011-2012) $29,100

Fees –

  • Residential PA students will incur additional charges for meals and room rent;
  • majoradditional costs will include the purchase of medical textbooks estimated at $2,000
  • medical equipment estimated at $2,000

Financial Aid – Complete the FAFSA available online after January 1st to be considered for most
federal and alternative loans.  The two types of Federal Direct loans offered at MU are Federal
Direct Subsidized loan and Federal Direct unsubsidized loan.

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