The UMHB MSPA program consists of 28 months of graduate curriculum resulting in a Master of Science in Physician Assistant degree. It is comprised of pre-clinical and clinical educational experiences. The pre-clinical phase is 12 months in duration consisting of courses that prepare graduate students for the clinical training. The clinical phase is 16 months in duration and is comprised of rotations in Pediatrics, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Surgery, Emergency Medicine, Internal Medicine, Behavioral and Mental Health, Family Medicine, and elective rotations. The last month of the clinical phase is devoted to preparing students for graduation and the Physician Assistant National Certifying Exam (PANCE). Students will demonstrate their acquired medical research knowledge through a capstone research project and poster delivered prior to graduation.
The total academic credit awarded by the MSPA program is 120 credit hours.
Master's Degree Physician Assistant Program (Applicant Program)
The University of Mary Hardin-Baylor Physician Assistant program has applied for Accreditation - Provisional from the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA). The University of Mary Hardin-Baylor Physician Assistant program anticipates matriculating its first class in January 2021, pending achieving Accreditation - Provisional status at the September 2020 ARC-PA meeting. Accreditation - Provisional is an accreditation status granted when the plans and resource allocation, if fully implemented as planned, of a proposed program that has not yet enrolled students appear to demonstrate the program’s ability to meet the ARC-PA Standards or when a program holding accreditation-provisional status appears to demonstrate continued progress in complying with the Standards as it prepares for the graduation of the first class (cohort) of students.
Failed Accreditation Course of Action
In the event Accreditation-Provisional status is not granted, the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor Physician Assistant program will not admit students in January 2021. All applicants for the 2021 admissions cycle will be notified of the ARC-PAs decision on assigning the UMHB’s MSPA program Accreditation-Provisional status following their meeting in September 2020. Additional information on accreditation is available at http://www.arc-pa.org/accreditation/. The CASPA and UMHB graduate application fees will not be refunded.
Page last updated January 06, 2020