Dual MPAP/MSCR program applicants must use the Central Application Service for Physician Assistants (CASPA) online at www.caspaonline.org. Official GRE scores (code 0406), three letters of recommendation, a personal statement, health care experience hours, and official transcripts must be submitted to CASPA.
A supplemental application must also be submitted with a $50 application fee to the College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences’ (CPHS) Admission Office. A passport size personal photograph must be included.
The application deadline is October 1. The MPAP/MSCR Program admits students on a rolling basis so applicants are encouraged to apply early. The earlier an applicant applies, the better the chances are for acceptance.
Once a complete application is submitted, it will be reviewed by the Admissions Committee. Qualified candidates will be invited to campus for an interview. Interviews are conducted on a rolling basis. If you receive an interview, you can expect a response within two weeks of the interview date.
A background check and substance abuse screening test are required for students who are accepted into the program, and before matriculation.
- The application deadline is October 1
- Complete online application available at www.caspaonline.org
- Submit all official college transcripts to CASPA
- Submit three letters of recommendation to CASPA.
- Submit GRE scores to CASPA (code 0406)
- Submit supplemental application with required fee of $50 and a passport size photo to CPHS.
International applicants who have completed a bachelor’s degree and all prerequisite courses at a regionally accredited institution in the United States are eligible to apply to the program. International applicants may be asked to submit a Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS) scores directly to the admissions office (Institution Code:5100) if English is a second language. The TOEFL score should exceed 100 (internet-based) or IELTS should exceed 7.0 with no individual band score below 6.
Dual MPAP/MSCR Program Requirements
Students begin the MSCR (100% online) coursework first. Upon successful completion (3.0* cumulative GPA or greater) of all courses except CLNR 693, 695-Clinical Research Project I-IV, students matriculate into the MPAP program for a fall semester start. Students complete CLNR 693, 695-Clinical Research Project I-IV during the clinical rotation section of the MPAP program.
MSCR (35 hours)
- CLNR 505 – Principles of Clinical Research
- CLNR 515 – New Product Development
- CLNR 517 – Biostatistical Inference
- CLNR 518 – Introduction to Biostatistical Modeling
- CLNR 520 – Advanced Data Management
- CLNR 525 – Medical Ethics
- CLNR 530 – Regulatory Affairs
- CLNR 552 – Scientific Communications
- CLNR 559 – Managing and Monitoring Clinical Trials
- CLNR 561 – Healthcare Economics
- CLNR 566 – Advanced Study Design & Analysis
- CLNR 568 – Project Management
- CLNR 606 – Clinical Research Seminar
- CLNR 693 – MPAP/MSCR Clinical Research Project I, II, and III
- CLNR 695 – Clinical Research Project IV
MPAP (115 hours)
Core Courses (60 hours)
- MPAP 531 – Anatomy & Physiology
- MPAP 503 – Behavioral Medicine
- MPAP 504 – Clinical Medicine I
- MPAP 505 – Clinical Medicine II
- MPAP 506 – Clinical Medicine III
- MPAP 507 – Clinical Medicine IV
- MPAP 528 – Clinical Medicine V
- MPAP 510 – Emergency Medicine
- MPAP 514 – Orthopedics
- MPAP 515 – Pharmacotherapeutics I
- MPAP 516 – Pharmacotherapeutics II
- MPAP 517 – Pharmacotherapeutics III
- MPAP 518 – Pharmacotherapeutics IV
* A cumulative GPA < 3.0 could result in dismissal from the dual MSCR/MPAP program. Disciplinary actions will be addressed on a student-by-student basis.
- MPAP 530 – Pharmacotherapeutics V
- MPAP 519 – Health Policy & Professional Practice I
- MPAP 521 – Surgery
- MPAP 522 – Clinical Skills I
- MPAP 523 – Clinical Skills II
- MPAP 524 – Clinical Skills III
- MPAP 525 – Clinical Skills IV
- MPAP 529 – Clinical Skills V
- MPAP 536 – Foundations of Health & Disease I
- MPAP 537 – Foundations of Health & Disease II
- MPAP 538 – Foundations of Health & Disease III
- MPAP 539 – Foundations of Health & Disease IV
- MPAP 540 – Foundations of Health & Disease V
Clinical rotations (55 hours)
- MPAP 601 – Emergency Medicine
- MPAP 602 – Family Practice
- MPAP 603 – Internal Medicine
- MPAP 604 – Surgery
- MPAP 605 – Pediatrics
- MPAP 606 – Psychiatry
- MPAP 607 – OB/GYN
- MPAP 608 – Primary Care
- MPAP 611 – Elective Rotation 1
- MPAP 612 – Elective Rotation 2
- MPAP 613 – Senior Seminar
Six credit hours of the MPAP curriculum apply toward the MSCR degree*
- MPAP 522 Clinical Skills I (3)
- Any other MPAP course 500 level or above
- CLNR 519/L Physical & Clinical Assessment (2)
- CLNR Electives (4)
Six credit hours of the MSCR curriculum apply toward the MPAP degree
- CLNR 606 Clinical Research Seminar (2)
- CLNR 693 MPAP/MSCR Clinical Research Project I, II and III (5)
- MPAP 509 Evidence-Based Medicine I (1)
- MPAP 609 Evidence-Based Medicine II (5)
* Students electing to take part in the MPAP/MSCR dual degree program will be subject to the MSCR tuition rate for CLNR courses and the MPAP tuition rate for MPAP courses.
The dual MPAP/MSCR degree will be conferred simultaneously upon successful completion of all courses and requirements.
MSCR Contact Information
Miranda van Tilburg, PhD
MPAP Contact Information