Master of Science - Physician Assistant Studies
Physician assistants (PAs) are licensed medical professionals who diagnose illness, develop and manage treatment plans, prescribe medications, and often serve as a patient’s principal healthcare provider. PAs practice with the supervision of a licensed physician. Within the physician-PA relationship, physician assistants exercise autonomy in medical decision making and provide a broad range of diagnostic and therapeutic services.
Bureau of Labor Statistics reports indicate that the nationwide median compensation for physician assistants is $108,610. Since 2006, the PA profession has grown by 34 percent, with more than 6,000 new PAs graduating and entering the workforce each year. Today, PAs can be found practicing medicine in primary care as well as medical and surgical subspecialties throughout the U.S. Of the approximately 100,000 PAs in the nation, 1 in 10 is licensed in New York.
About the Program
The Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies Program is a 24-month, full-time program designed to prepare students for clinical practice. The program consists of one 12-month didactic phase and one 12-month clinical phase. Students learn how to care for patients in a variety of settings such as in-patient, out-patient, in the operating room and emergency room. Students further learn to treat patients across the lifespan, from newborn to the elderly. Students learn technical skills such as suturing and counseling skills. Global health is also emphasized. The program offers seven required core rotations in the clinical year, as well as one elective.
The program is located in the Marist College Allied Health Building, which has a state-of-the-art gross anatomy laboratory, standardized patient suites, a trauma simulation room, and a skills laboratory. In total, the program occupies over 18,000 square feet in the 58,000 square feet building. The program shares resources and activities with other programs in the School of Science on campus, especially the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program. The opportunity to develop inter-professional skills will increase as new clinical programs are added to the School of Science.
The success of the program’s design is measured, in part, in the first time pass rate of the Physician Assistant National Certifying Examination (PANCE). The first-time pass rate for the 2018 cohort is 100% , for the 2019 cohort is 98%, and for the 2020 cohort is 92%.
Application Processing Time in Days: 14
Minimum English Language Requirements
|English Level Description||IELTS (1.0 -9.0)||TOEFL IBT (0-120)||TOEFL CBT (0-300)||PTE (10-90)|
|Extremely Limited||< 4||< 31||< 93||< 30|
Job Opportunity Potential
In strategic partnership with the Marist community, the Office of Human Resources is committed to cultivating an equitable and distinctive workplace. We do this through the attraction, development, and recognition of a diverse and talented workforce.
Our team provides effective services and solutions in support of the College's mission and core values, including:
- Benefits and compensation administration
- Compliance with federal, state, and local laws
- Employee and labor relations
- Employee records management
- Learning and development
- Performance management
- Policy development and interpretation
- Recruitment and retention
- Strategic planning
Benefits at Marist
At Marist College, we value your health and wellness and understand your need for quality, affordable care. The Office of Human Resources is committed to providing faculty and staff with a best-in-class benefits program that offers rich benefits, services and planning for financial security.
The Office of Human Resources continually strives to exceed the expectations of the College community. To achieve this goal, we are excited to be developing new benefit programs for eligible employees in Wellness, Work/Life Balance, Training and Development.
Marist College offers all eligible employees the following benefit programs:
- Dental and Vision
- Flexible Spending Accounts
- Life Insurance
- Tuition Benefits
- Short & Long Term Disability
- Holiday Schedule
- Vacation, Sick & Personal Time
- Discount Programs
The actual terms of the various employee benefit plans are stated in and governed by the formal plan documents. Additional information may be found on the myMarist employee portal.
12 to 36 months( OPT duration depends on the major studied)
Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria
In addition to the above-listed requirements, international applicants must also submit the following:
- Minimum academic overall CGPA of 60% or GPA of 3.0/4.0 or 7/10 or first division graduation with minimal backlogs
- Scans of marksheets, consolidated marksheet, and provisional certificate if available may be uploaded to GradCAS
- Proof of English proficiency is required for students who have earned their Bachelor’s degrees outside of the United States, Canada, or the United Kingdom. (Upload scans of scores to GradCAS)
- Students with a 68% or higher CGPA with minimal backlogs meet English requirements if they present scores:
- IELTS 6.0
- TOEFL 70
- PTE 50
- Students who have a CGPA lower than 68% are required to have higher English proficiency scores.
- IELTS 6.5
- TOEFL 79
- PTE 58
- Scanned scores are accepted for an admission decision. Official scores for TOEFL and PTE are required for an I-20. Report official scores:
- IELTS (Marist will verify scores, no official score reporting is required.)
- TOEFL (Official scores to GradCAS for Marist, report code B886)
- PTE (Official scores to GradCAS for Marist, report code 2400)
- Accepted students need to provide financial documents for an I-20 to be issued.
- Copy of Declaration of Financial Form/Affidavit of Support signed by each person listed on the bank account or loan documents
- A letter signed by a bank manager stating that a minimum amount is accessible to cover the cost for the academic year:
- Course Type: Full Time
- Course Level: Masters/PG Degree
- Duration: 02 Year
Total Tuition Fee:
Annual Cost of Living: 12000 USD
Application Fee: 50 USD
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