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Middle Tennessee State University

Murfreesboro,
TN
1301 E Main St
Murfreesboro,
TN
37132

Program Website:

Admissions Office Email:

pa.program@mtsu.edu
615-494-7790

Program Information

Length of Program:

27 Months

Part-Time Option Available:  

No

Starting Semester: 

Summer

Accreditation:

Provisional

Students per Class:

30

PANCE First-Time Pass Rate: 

Cost of Attendance (Resident / Non-Resident): 

$131,298 / $214,956   Includes living expenses.

Tuition Notes:

The MTSU Regional Scholars Program allows select non-Tennessee resident students who live within approximately 250 miles to attend MTSU at a reduced rate. The estimated total cost of attendance for Regional Scholars students (including living expenses) is $152,202.

Combined Degree Program(s) Offered: 

None

Admissions Information

Application:

Participates in CASPA:

Yes

Application Deadline:

January 15
(Rolling Admissions not Stated)

GPA:

Minimum GPA:   

3

Minimum Science GPA:

3

Average GPA: 

Not Reported by Program

Average Science GPA:   

Not Reported by Program

Other GPA Requirements: 

3.0 minimum prerequisite GPA

Shadowing and Experience:

PA Shadowing Required or Recommended:

Not Mentioned

Minimum PA Shadowing: 

40

Patient Care Experience Required:

None

Patient Care Experience Recommended: 

No Specific Recommendation

Additional Information Regarding Patient Care:

No minimum number of hours required for an interview, but the focus will remain on the quality of experience.

Testing

Test(s) Required:

None

GRE Deadline:

Not Applicable

GRE Expiration:

Not Applicable

PA-CAT Deadline:

Not Applicable

CASPer Required:

No

CASPer Deadline:

Not Applicable

Coursework Policies

Coursework Expiration:

6 Years
Prerequisite science courses are to be completed within six years prior to the date of admission. Exceeding the six-year time limit for chemistry and general biology coursework, which are completed as prerequisites for other requirements, is acceptable with a waiver.

Online Coursework Accepted:

Not Stated on School Website

Community College Coursework Accepted:

Yes

Pending Prerequisite Coursework Allowed:

Not Stated on School Website

Prerequisites

Course
Semesters
Required or Recommended
Notes
General Chemistry
2 Semesters with Lab
Required
Organic Chemistry
Not Required
Biochemistry
Not Required
Biochemistry or Organic Chemistry Options
1 Semester with Lab
Required
Introductory Biology
2 Semesters with Lab
Required
Microbiology
1 Semester
Required
Upper-Level Biology
Not Required
Genetics
Not Required
Anatomy and Physiology
2 Semesters: 1 Each of Anatomy and Physiology, OR 2 Semesters of Combined Anatomy/Physiology, Each with Lab
Required
Physics
Not Required
Medical Terminology
1 Course
Required
Often programs only require a one-unit course. Some programs accept a non-credit certificate course.
English / Writing
Not Required
Psychology
1 Semester
Required
Developmental Psychology or Human Growth and Development
Social Sciences
Not Required
Statistics
Not Required
Other Math
Not Required
Foreign Language
Not Required
Other Requirements

None.

Other Recommendations

None.

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