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  • MHS in Physician Assistant Post-Professional Master's Program


    This is an accredited post-professional master’s program, available only to current physician assistants seeking graduate-level credentials to advance their careers to the highest potential.

    Unlike other online Physician Assistant (PA) programs, Drexel's is taught by faculty who have trained top-level health care professionals for over a century, are critically-acclaimed for their national expertise in the health care field, and teach professional development skills in multiple specialty areas. 

    Available Specialty Areas

    • Clinical Research
    • Clinical Specialties
    • Complementary and Integrative Healthcare information
    • Health Promotion

    Program Features

    • Available on a full or part-time basis, offering a wide degree of schedule flexibility
    • Enhances basic physician assistant skills in areas of study beyond those offered in entry-level physician assistant programs
    • Interdisciplinary approach provides personalized professional development, augmented by the expertise of seasoned faculty and the vast resources of the university
    • Strengthens analytical thinking by providing a foundation for scholarly inquiry

    Interdisciplinary Mentoring

    Drexel alumni who've attained their post-professional physician assistant degree are prepared for real world, practical applications, and have a keen sense of what it takes to succeed in the field. They're mentored by top health care professionals who uphold the values of the profession and the people it serves, and instill these values into each of their students.

    Are you a current physician assistant thinking of getting your master’s degree online? Contact Drexel today to get started!

    State restrictions may apply to some programs. Learn more.


    Required Core Courses 
    PA 581Research Methods and Designs5.0
    PA 582Principles of Evidence-Based Practice5.0
    PA 583Clinical Application of Epidemiology5.0
    PA 584Health Policy5.0
    PA 585Leadership and Stewardship5.0
    Study Concentration Courses 
    Cognate 1*5.0
    Cognate 2*5.0
    Cognate 3*5.0
    PA 698Capstone Project5.0
    Total Credits45.0



    You may select Cognate courses related to your area of interest from one of the Study Tracks listed below.


    Study Tracks

    Clinical Practice

    PA 641 Clinical Update5.0
    PA 642 Clinical Colloquium5.0
    or  PA 640 Clinical Practicum
    PA 643 Clinical Practice Project Research5.0
    PA 698 Capstone Project5.0


    Health Promotion 
    PA 661 Tenets of Health Promotion5.0
    PA 662 Health Promotion Materials5.0
    PA 663 Health Promotion Project Research5.0
    PA 698 Capstone Project5.0

    Drexel Online Certificate Options

    Complementary and Integrative Therapies Certificate 12.0
    PA 697 Independent Study3.0
    PA 698 Capstone Project5.0


    Leadership in Health Systems Management Certificate12.0
    PA 697 Independent Study3.0
    PA 698 Capstone Project5.0


    Heathcare Informatics Certificate9.0
    PA 697 Independent Study6.0
    PA 698 Capstone Project5.0

    Epidemiology and Biostatistics Certificate12.0
    PA 697 Independent Study3.0
    PA 698 Capstone Project5.0

    Toxicology and Industrial Hygiene Certificate12.0
    PA 697 Independent Study3.0
    PA 698 Capstone Project5.0

    Certificate of Study in Clinical Research*15.0


    PA 698 Capstone Project will be fulfilled with the completion of either CR 600S Designing the Clinical Trial or CR 609S Innovative Product Development.

    Alternate Pathway 
    Cognate 15.0
    Cognate 25.0
    PA 695 Portfolio Preparation1.0
    PA 696 Portfolio Review5.0-10.0
    Total Credits16.0-21.0

    View Course Descriptions

    Admissions Criteria

    • A bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited university with an undergraduate GPA of at least 3.0
    • Graduation from an ARC-PA approved PA Program by the time of acceptance into the program

    Required Documents

    With multiple ways to submit documents, Drexel makes it easy to complete your application. Learn more by visiting our supporting document submission guide.


    The tuition rate for the academic year 2016-2017 is $649 per credit. (A 10% discount off Drexel's regular tuition rate of $721 per credit)

    • This rate applies only to new online students.
      • Students being readmitted to Drexel University must contact within the first two weeks of the term to request tuition savings for which they qualify.
    • This program is eligible for Financial Aid.
    • Special tuition rates available for Drexel University Alumni, Military members, and members of our Partner Organizations.
    • Special rates cannot be combined. If you qualify for more than one special rate, you'll be given the one with the largest savings.
    • When receiving special tuition plans with Drexel University Online, you may not combine them with other tuition benefits that may be available from Drexel University.


    Academic Calendar

    Classes Begin 
    Classes End 
    Exams Begin 
    Exams End 

    Fall 2015     

    September 21, 2015

    December 5, 2015

    December 7, 2015

    December 12, 2015

    Winter 2016 

    January 4, 2016

    March 14, 2016

    March 15, 2016

    March 19, 2016

    Spring 2016 

    March 28, 2016

    June 6, 2016

    June 7, 2016

    June 10, 2016

    Summer 2016 

    June 20, 2016

    August 29, 2016

    August 30, 2016

    September 3, 2016

    Apply today for the MHS Physician Assistant Post-Professional Masters Program

    Apply now to begin your application for obtaining a Drexel degree online!


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