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master of physician assistant studies

start your physician assistant journey

master of physician assistant studies

The Master of Physician Assistant Studies (MPAS) program at Rocky Vista University (RVU) prepares students to become competent, collaborative, compassionate PA’s that provide primary care.

Small Classes, Big Support Systems.

  • A bachelor’s degreefrom a U.S. regionally accredited college or university
  • An overall and science GPA of 3.0 or higher(on a 4.0 scale)
  • A minimum of 1,000 hours of documented paid healthcare relevant experience
  • Completed applicationvia PostBacCAS
  • Three letters of recommendation
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Master of Physician Assistant Studies (MPAS) Program – 2023-2024 Tuition (Located on the Colorado campus only)

  • Year 1: $827 Per Credit Hour (Total $56,236)
    Student Health Insurance - $4,231
  • Year 2: $795 Per Credit Hour (Total $33,390)
    Student Health Insurance - $4,676
  • Year 3: $771 Per Credit Hour (Total $9,252)
    Student Health Insurance - $1,560
  • Scholarships and Financial Aid Available

2024-2025 Tuition and fees coming soon

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Why get your MPAS degree at RVU?

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Small class size ensures individualized feedback from faculty.

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97% 1st time PANCE pass rate for the last two years.

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Adapted competency-based curriculum design means more hands-on experiences.

What are the benefits?

Here at the RVU PA Program, we're dedicated to ensuring you receive the highest quality education possible. That's why we've tailored our curriculum to align with the professional competencies recognized by leading medical education organizations such as AAPA, ARC-PA, NCCPA, and more.

What does that mean for you? It means you’ll be equipped with the skills and knowledge essential for success in your PA career. We’ve identified these competencies and integrated them into the core clinical tasks all providers must perform – regardless of specialty. These clinical tasks are known as Entrustable Professional Activities (EPAs). The EPAs serve as a framework to assess your competency development and ensure you’re meeting the standards expected of a competent, collaborative, and compassionate PA.

At RVU, we're not just about theory; we're about hands-on learning experiences that support your development every step of the way. Whether it's through clinical rotations, simulation exercises, or classroom instruction, we're here to provide the educational foundation you need to excel in each EPA.

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  • RVU Campus benefits:

  • Clinical assessment and simulation center
  • Modern gross anatomy lab
  • Clinical skills lab
  • Expansive active learning classrooms
  • Several seminar rooms
  • Large library
  • Numerous study rooms
  • Full-time mental health counselor
  • Indoor and outdoor spaces that foster a sense of community among students

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“I was drawn to RVU's location, small class size, and competency-based curriculum that allows us to learn at our own pace and focus on our individual strengths and weaknesses. Above all, I felt like RVU's faculty was warm and welcoming during my interview, and now that I'm in my second year, I can say every one of my professors genuinely care about our success.”

- Haley Kagimoto

“I was originally drawn to RVU due to the shorter didactic phase paired with a longer period of clinical rotations! I am a very hands-on learner, so I knew that this would be the program for me. Due to a longer clinical portion of the program, we are able to complete 12 different rotations, which provides for a lot of exposure into all specialties so that we can become well-rounded and competent PA’s.”

- Alexandra Skender

englewood, colorado

Colorado campus

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