If you’re a licensed physician assistant wanting to pursue a master’s
degree but feel you don’t have the time, Western University: A Graduate
University of Health Sciences, has an online program for you.
It is called the Master of Science in Health Sciences – Licensed Physician
Assistant Track (MSHS-LPAT) program. It’s completely online – students
need never set foot on campus. Graduates receive a master of science
degree in health sciences.
No other California university or college offers an online master’s
program for licensed physician assistants.
“”This program is designed for the working physician
assistant,”” said Michael Burney, MS, PA-C, chairman of Western
University’s Master of Science in Health Professions Education
program. “”The courses are online, so students can complete the program
from home. They can work around their busy professional schedule and they
don’t have to spend time commuting to campus.””
The master’s degree program takes two years to complete and costs just
$225 per unit (at 33 units, total tuition and fees are only $7,705).
Financial aid is available.
Applicants must possess a bachelor’s degree, be a licensed physician
assistant and have a minimum combined grade point average (undergraduate
and professional coursework) of 2.5 (out of a possible 4.0).
The program’s curriculum is multi-disciplinary in approach, with a faculty
that includes scholars, researchers, health care professionals and
administrators from a variety of backgrounds. Subjects covered include: