School of Health Sciences

Masters of Science in Health Sciences with a Track in Physician Assistant (PA) Science

Program Overview

The MSHS Program will offer a Track in Physician Assistant Science for students enrolled in the PA Program at Cuyahoga Community college (Tri-C). The PA track includes 36 graduated credit hours in the MSHS program at CSU and 59 credit hours in the PA program at Tri-C. These students need to be admitted into the PA Program at Tri-C and the MSHS Program at CSU at the same time.

This requires that they have already earned a bachelor’s degree and are eligible for admission to both programs. Students take courses in both programs simultaneously. The program of study in the MSHS Program consists of thirty-six credits. The MSHS degree with the Track in PA Science, along with the credential earned at Tri-C by completing the PA Program, will meet the licensing requirements for practice in Ohio.

Physician assistants seeking a master’s degree may also apply to this program and earn the MSHS degree with a Track in Physician Assistant Science.

For further information about the program or the Tri-C agreement, please visit the PA page on the Tri-C website.

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Admission Requirements

Prerequisites: An applicant must hold a baccalaureate or advanced degree from an accredited institution and also meet the prerequisites of PA Program at Tri-C.

Minimum G.P.A: 3.00 and applicants must also submit official transcripts for all colleges and universities attended and also able to meet the minimum GPA of PA Program at Tri-C.

Degree Completion Requirements

The PA track includes 36 graduated credit hours in the MSHS program at CSU.

GRADUATE COURSE REQUIREMENTS (CLEVELAND STATE UNIVERSITY) and CREDITS

HSC 582 Pathophysiology I 4

HSC 583 Pathophysiology II 4

CHM-541 Pharmacology 3

BIO-538 Clinical Genetics 3

HSC-505 Culture and Healthcare 3

PHL-541 Clinical Issues in Bioethics 4

HSC-503 Research Methods in Health Sciences 3

HSC-510 Principles in Evidence-Based Medicine 3

HSC-501 Issues in Health Sciences 3

HSC-502 Leadership Roles in Health Sciences 3

HSC-692 Master’s Project 3

Remaining 59 credit hours should be completed from the courses offered in the PA program at Tri-C.