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


    This accredited post-professional master’s program is offered exclusively for physician assistants who are currently working in the field and seeking graduate credentials for personalized professional development.

    Drexel’s prestigious program is different than other online degrees. It's been developed by our nationally-ranked College of Nursing and Health Professionals—a leader in training healthcare professionals for over 100 years. All courses are taught by the same acclaimed faculty as our campus programs, providing a higher-quality degree than any other online college or university. The program can be taken either full or part-time.

    Specialty Areas

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

    Program Features

    • Enhances basic physician assistant skills and mentors students in areas of study beyond those offered in entry-level physician assistant programs
    • Develops individually-selected areas of study for 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
    • Mentors physician assistants to enhance the PA profession, its members and the communities they serve

    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 2015-2016 is $630 per credit. (A 10% discount off Drexel's regular tuition rate of $700 per credit)

    This rate applies only to new online matriculated students. Students receiving special tuition plans with Drexel Online may not combine them with other tuition benefits that may be available from Drexel University.

    This program is eligible for Financial Aid. We also offer tuition reduction through our network of partner companies and organizations, and for Drexel University alumni and those in the military.


    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 a MHS Physician Assistant Post-Professional Masters Program

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


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