Jun 01, 2023  
2018-2019 Graduate Catalog 
2018-2019 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Physician Assistant, MS

Program Coordinator: Alan Gindoff (4310-K Health Sciences Building; 252-744-1700; gindoffa@ecu.edu)

Physician assistant majors must pass all physician assistant core courses with a minimum numerical grade of 70 percent and an overall GPA of 3.0 for the semester. A student earning less than a grade of 70 percent or an overall GPA of 3.0 for the semester must petition the Department of Physician Assistant Studies for probationary continuation. A student must have completed a baccalaureate degree from a college or university accredited by a regional accrediting organization, must have completed the prerequisite requirements as listed below and must have a minimum prerequisite GPA of 3.0 to be eligible to apply for admission into the professional phase of the physician assistant curriculum. Any exceptions must be approved by the department chair. All requirements for continuation in the graduate school must be met.

I. Prerequisite Requirements

Courses to be completed prior to entering the program with at least a 3.0 GPA:

  • chemistry with lab: one full academic year
  • genetics: one semester
  • human anatomy and physiology with lab: one full academic year
  • medical terminology: one semester
  • microbiology: one semester
  • psychology: one semester
  • statistics: one semester

II. Degree Requirements

The minimum requirement for the degree is 100 s.h. as follows:


To continue to the clinical portion of the curriculum, the student must successfully pass all didactic courses listed above with an overall 3.0 GPA and no more than 6 s.h. of Cs.