MHS in Physician Assistant Post-Professional Master's Program Overview 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 AreasClinical ResearchClinical SpecialtiesComplementary and Integrative Healthcare informationHealth Promotion Program FeaturesEnhances basic physician assistant skills and mentors students in areas of study beyond those offered in entry-level physician assistant programsDevelops 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 inquiryMentors physician assistants to enhance the PA profession, its members and the communities they serve Curriculum 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 *Students may select Cognate courses related to their areas 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 DocumentsA 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 StudentsHow to Submit Supporting Documents Tuition 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 Term 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! or Any problems? Find help or contact us.