Master of Physician Assistant Studies (MPAS)
Texas-based, hybrid 24-month program
Round Rock, Texas
The Texas-based, hybrid 24-month Master of Physician Assistant Studies (MPAS) Program is dedicated to the education and growth of the next generation of physician assistant clinicians through innovative, evidence-based education, professional development, and the best-practice of clinical skills. Our program will develop culturally sensitive clinicians who embrace diversity, equity, and inclusion when caring for patients within their communities.Apply to This Program Now
Health care providers are more in-demand than ever, and physician assistants will continue to be an important part of the medical team.
Develop hands-on, practical skills during scheduled immersion weeks throughout the program at the Round Rock, Texas campus.
Franklin Pierce Hybrid PA students have the benefit of completing the program in 24 months without having to relocate during the preclinical year.
Franklin Pierce University Texas has applied for Accreditation - Provisional from the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA). Franklin Pierce University Texas anticipates matriculating its first class in March 2024, pending achieving Accreditation - Provisional status at the September 2023 ARC-PA meeting. 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. However, Accreditation-Provisional is an active accreditation status. PA program graduates will be deemed to have graduated from an accredited program if their PA degree program was accredited at the time of their matriculation. In the event that the program is not granted Accreditation-Provisional status by the ARC-PA, students accepted into the Texas MPAS hybrid program will receive a full refund of their deposit and the program will not matriculate in March 2024.
Applications are accepted only through the Central Application Service for Physician Assistants (CASPA). All applications must be verified by CASPA before November 1st and include 3 letters of recommendation to be considered for the 2024 cohort. All applications will be reviewed on a first-come, first-served basis.
The admissions cycle opens April 27, 2023 and closes November 1, 2023.
- Anatomy & Physiology I w/ lab (4)
- Anatomy & Physiology II w/ lab (4)
- General chemistry I w/ lab (4)
- General chemistry II w/ lab (4)
- Organic chemistry OR Biochemistry (3)
- Microbiology w/lab (4)
- Statistics (3)
- Biological science w/ lab (4)
- Medical Terminology (1)
- Psychology (3)
- Genetics (3)
- Immunology (3)
- Nutrition (3)
- Cell biology (3)
We strongly recommend that coursework be recent, at least within the last 10 years.
All prerequisite courses must be passed with a grade of "C" or better and be completed prior to matriculation. Applicants must have an overall science GPA of at least 3.0 and an overall GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
Applications are ranked for interview according to GPA, personal statement, letters of recommendation, CASPer z-score, and clinical experience(s). Selected candidates will be notified by the admissions coordinator for scheduling of virtual interviews.
Advanced placement is not granted to prospective students.
All applicants who were born outside of the United States and who did not graduate from a United States high school will be required to submit internet-based TOEFL (iBT) scores with their application. There are no exceptions to this requirement, including having attained upper-level education in the United States. A minimum total score of 100 (with at least 25 in each section) is required. The Educational Testing Service (ETS) code for submitting your score to CASPA is D360.
All applicants are required to complete Casper as part of their application for the 2023/24 admissions cycle. To complete these assessments please visit www.AcuityInsights.app, create an account and register to complete the following assessments: Casper: 90-110 minute online, open-response situational judgment test.
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