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Thiel College

Greenville,
PA
75 College Ave
Greenville,
PA
16125

Program Website:

Admissions Office Email:

paprogram@thiel.edu
724-589-2290

Program Information

Length of Program:

27 Months

Part-Time Option Available:  

No

Starting Semester: 

Summer

Accreditation:

Provisional

Students per Class:

40

PANCE First-Time Pass Rate: 

Cost of Attendance (Resident / Non-Resident): 

$120,698 / $120,698   Does not include living expenses.

Combined Degree Program(s) Offered: 

Bachelor's/Master's

Degree Program Notes:

Thiel's innovative program features two distinct paths to earn a Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies. Path 1: Highly motivated high school seniors can enroll in our accelerated five-year program. Students will earn a traditional four-year bachelor's degree and continue at Thiel for a fifth year to complete the master's degree program. Path 2: Students who have already completed a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree and wish to attain a Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies from Thiel College should explore our 27-month post-baccalaureate program.

Admissions Information

Application:

Participates in CASPA:

Yes

Application Deadline:

January 15
(Rolling Admissions)

GPA:

Minimum GPA:   

3

Minimum Science GPA:

3

Average GPA: 

Not Reported by Program

Average Science GPA:   

Not Reported by Program

Other GPA Requirements: 

Prerequisite GPA minimum: 3.0

Shadowing and Experience:

PA Shadowing Required or Recommended:

Required

Minimum PA Shadowing: 

40

Patient Care Experience Required:

None

Patient Care Experience Recommended: 

No Specific Recommendation

Additional Information Regarding Patient Care:

There is no requirement for a set number of hours of Patient Care and/or Community Service, as Thiel College recognizes that not every applicant has the same opportunities, access or means to obtain such hours. Rather, we request that you provide a brief narrative describing your patient care, community service, and volunteerism, and explain how it has prepared you for a career as a Physician Assistant.

Testing

Test(s) Required:

PA-CAT Recommended

GRE Deadline:

Not Applicable

GRE Expiration:

Not Applicable

PA-CAT Deadline:

Check with School

CASPer Required:

No

CASPer Deadline:

Not Applicable

PA-CAT is very strongly recommended for candidates with a GPA 3.0-3.3; it will not be counted in the scoring but can provide additional information.

Coursework Policies

Coursework Expiration:

10 Years
Prerequisite courses must be completed within ten years of anticipated time of entrance to the program.

Online Coursework Accepted:

Yes
Online courses may be acceptable for certain prerequisites only, and only if approved by the PA Admissions Committee after review of the institution’s course description and/or other supporting information.

Community College Coursework Accepted:

Yes

Pending Prerequisite Coursework Allowed:

Yes
2 pending course(s) maximum.
All prerequisite science coursework should be completed at the time of application; no more than two prerequisites should be outstanding to be considered for an interview.

Prerequisites

Course
Semesters
Required or Recommended
Notes
General Chemistry
2 Semesters with Lab
Required
Organic Chemistry
1 Semester with Lab
Required
Biochemistry
1 Semester
Recommended
Biochemistry or Organic Chemistry Options
Not Required
Introductory Biology
2 Semesters with Lab
Required
Microbiology
1 Semester with Lab
Required
Upper-Level Biology
2 Semesters
Recommended
Immunology Pharmacology Additional Biology courses as well.
Genetics
1 Semester
Recommended
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
1 Semester
Required
Psychology
1 Semester
Required
Social Sciences
Not Required
Statistics
1 Semester
Required
Other Math
Not Required
Foreign Language
Not Required
Other Requirements

None.

Other Recommendations

None.

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