DMSc Admission Requirements
- Earned masters or doctoral degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution; or from a foreign university based on transcript evaluation completed by an agency from the NACES website, www.naces.org
- If applicable, meets requirements for graduate student international admissions
- Earned certificate or degree from an ARC-PA accredited PA program
- Official transcripts from bachelors and masters-level degree-granting institutions
- If initial PA credential (ARC-PA accredited program) was not from the bachelors or masters-level degree granting institution, then an additional transcript from the certificate PA program is required
- Transcripts must be received prior to matriculation. Please have transcripts mailed to the University of Lynchburg, Office of Graduate Studies, 1501 Lakeside Dr., Lynchburg, VA 24501; or sent through a secure electronic transcript delivery service.
- Minimum overall graduate cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
- The TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) is required for students whose first language is not English: https://www.ets.org/toefl. The University of Lynchburg code for the TOEFL is 5372.
- Proof of active state licensure and/or NCCPA certification as a Physician Assistant State license or NCCPA certification must be received prior to matriculation; NCCPA PA-C Emeritus will also be accepted
- Current resume or curriculum vitae detailing educational and professional achievements
- A single letter of recommendation from an MD, DO, or PA familiar with the student’s practice
- Completed online application
- $100 application fee
- Admitted students: a $300 non-refundable deposit is required, and will apply to the first semester’s tuition
Tuition and Fees
- Tuition: $25,789 complete program*
- Application fee: $100 (non-refundable)
- Technology fee: $60 per term
- Graduate program fee: $25 per term
- Additional fees**
*subject to change
**the DMSc-EMGH has additional fees due to student travel
Please note that if you do not finish the program in 12 months, you will incur additional tuition and fees.
The DMSc program enrolls students on a rolling basis, with four cohorts beginning each year in January, April, July, and October.
The academic calendar for DMSc cohort students varies from the University’s academic calendar, and can be found on the academic calendar webpage.