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Curriculum: Physician Assistant Master's Program

Department of Physician Assistant

 Enhance your physician assistant professional developement through the PA-Professional Master's Program.

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All students in the Post-professional Master’s Program complete a total of 45 quarter credits for graduation. Twenty five (25) credits are required core courses, and 20 credits are devoted to the individual student's area of study from one of the study tracks and the capstone project course.

 

PLAN OF STUDY

Required Core Courses

Credits

Research Methods and Designs

5

Principles of Evidence-Based Practice

5

Clinical Applications of Epidemiology

5

Health Policy

5

Leadership and Stewardship

5

Study Concentration Courses

Credits

Cognate 1

5

Cognate 2

5

Cognate 3

5

Capstone Project

5

Total quarter credits

45

 

Study Tracks for the Physician Assistant Post-professional Master’s Program

Clinical Practice
Credits

Cognate 1

PA 641

Clinical update

5

Cognate 2

PA 642

Clinical colloquium

5

Cognate 3

PA 643

Clinical practice project research

5

Project

PA 698

Capstone project

5

 

Health Promotion
Credits

Cognate 1

PA 661

Tenets of health promotion

5

Cognate 2

PA 662

Health promotion materials

5

Cognate 3

PA 663

Health promotion project research

5

Project

PA 698

Capstone project

5

 

Drexel e-Learning Certificate Options
(Please note tuition rates for certificate courses vary by program and college sponsoring the courses – refer to the links for each certificate program for details.)

 

Complementary and Integrative Therapies Certificate

12 credits

Cognate3

PA 697

Independent Study

3 credits

Project

PA 698

Capstone project

5 credits

Leadership in Health Systems Management Certificate

12 credits

Cognate 3

PA 697

Independent Study

3 credits

Project

PA 698

Capstone project

5 credits

Healthcare Informatics Certificate

9 credits

Cognate 3

PA 697

Independent Study

6 credits

Project

PA 698

Capstone project

5 credits

Certificate of Study in Clinical Research
(15 semester credits = 22.5 quarter credits)

22.5 credits

Toxicology and Industrial Hygiene Certificate

12 credits

Cognate 3

PA 697

Independent Study

3 credits

Project

PA 698

Capstone project

5 credits

Epidemiology and Biostatistics Certificate

9 credits

Cognate 3

PA 697

Independent Study

6 credits

Project

PA 698

Capstone project

5 credits

 

Alternate Pathway

Credits

Cognate 1

5

Cognate 2

5

PA 695 Portfolio Preparation

1

PA 696 Portfolio Review

5-10

For the exceptional graduate student with significant, professional accomplishments achieved in the role of a physician assistant, preparation and presentation of the professional portfolio to a University-based multidisciplinary committee may substitute for all or portions of the credits required for the project research and capstone project courses.