MHS in Physician Assistant Post-Professional Master's Program Overview 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 AreasClinical ResearchClinical SpecialtiesComplementary and Integrative Healthcare informationHealth Promotion Program FeaturesAvailable on a full or part-time basis, offering a wide degree of schedule flexibilityEnhances basic physician assistant skills in areas of study beyond those offered in entry-level physician assistant programsInterdisciplinary 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 inquiryInterdisciplinary MentoringDrexel 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. Curriculum This program is organized into four 10-week quarters per year (as opposed to the traditional two semester system) which means you can take more courses in a shorter time period. One semester credit is equivalent to 1.5 quarter credits.Required Core Courses PA 581Research Methods and Designs5.0PA 582Principles of Evidence-Based Practice5.0PA 583Clinical Application of Epidemiology5.0PA 584Health Policy5.0PA 585Leadership and Stewardship5.0Study Concentration Courses Cognate 1*5.0Cognate 2*5.0Cognate 3*5.0PA 698Capstone Project5.0Total Credits45.0 *Select Cognate courses related to your area of interest from one of the Study Tracks listed below. Study TracksClinical Practice PA 641 Clinical Update5.0 PA 642 Clinical Colloquium5.0or 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 Project5.0Drexel 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 Project5.0Epidemiology and Biostatistics Certificate12.0 PA 697 Independent Study3.0 PA 698 Capstone Project5.0Toxicology and Industrial Hygiene Certificate12.0 PA 697 Independent Study3.0 PA 698 Capstone Project5.0Certificate 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 15.0Cognate 25.0 PA 695 Portfolio Preparation1.0 PA 696 Portfolio Review5.0-10.0Total Credits16.0-21.0View Course Descriptions Admissions Criteria A bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited university with an undergraduate GPA of at least 3.0Graduation from an ARC-PA approved PA Program by the time of acceptance into the programRequired DocumentsWith multiple ways to submit documents, Drexel makes it easy to complete your application. Learn more by visiting our Completing Your Application Guide.A completed applicationOfficial transcripts from all universities or colleges and other post-secondary educational institutions (including trade schools) attendedTwo professional letters of recommendationPersonal essayAdditional requirements for International Students Tuition 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 applyDUonline@drexel.edu 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 2016-2017 Academic Year Term Classes Begin Classes End Exams Begin Exams End Fall 2016 September 19, 2016 December 3, 2016 December 5, 2016 December 10, 2016 Winter 2017 January 9, 2017 March 18, 2017 March 20, 2017 March 25, 2017 Spring 2017 April 3, 2017 June 10, 2017 June 12, 2017 June 16, 2017 Summer 2017 June 26, 2017 September 2, 2017 September 5, 2017 September 9, 2017 2017-2018 Academic Year Term Classes Begin Classes End Exams Begin Exams End Fall 2017 September 25, 2017 December 9, 2017 December 11, 2017 December 16, 2017 Winter 2018 January 8, 2018 March 17, 2018 March 19, 2018 March 24, 2018 Spring 2018 April 2, 2018 June 9, 2018 June 11, 2018 June 15, 2018 Summer 2018 June 25, 2018 September 1, 2018 September 4, 2018 September 8, 2018 Apply today for the MHS Physician Assistant Post-Professional Masters Program Apply now to begin your application for obtaining a Drexel degree online! or Any problems? Find help or contact us.