MSPAS Program Cost

It is essential that all students read and understand the information below. Any questions can be brought to the attention of the Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies (MSPAS) program director.

  • Tuition for the MSPAS program is billed by semester based on credit hours.
    • Total tuition for the January 2021 cohort will be $87,500 for the 25-month program.
    • Tuition may be adjusted annually but will remain constant for each cohort.
  • Estimated total program cost (including tuition, fees, and estimated expenses excluding room and board, travel): $92,485
  • Tuition and billing and due dates for the January 2021 cohort are as follows:

First Year 2021 Cohort

TermCredit HoursTuition for TermBill DateDue Date
Deposit $1,000Upon acceptance
Intensive (January)8$6,306Dec. 15Jan. 15
Spring18$14,189Dec. 15Jan. 15
Summer17$13,401May 15June 15
Fall23$18,131July 15Aug. 15

Second Year 2021 Cohort and Capstone

Credit HoursTuition for TermBill DateDue Date
Winter (January)43,153Dec. 15Jan. 15
Spring13$10,248Dec. 15Jan. 15
Summer 9$7,094May 15June 15
Fall13$10,248July 15Aug. 15
Capstone (January)6$4,730Dec. 15Jan. 15

Fees

MSPAS students are required to pay the annual Franklin College student activity fee of $200 billed each spring semester.

Tuition Refund Policy

All tuition refunds are based on the date of official withdrawal or drop as recognized by the Provost and Dean of the College, the Dean of Students, and the records office.

In full semesters (Spring, Summer, Fall), tuition refund schedule will be as follows:

Prior to the first day of class 100%
During the first week of class 90%
During the second week of class70%
During the third week of class 50%
After the third week of class 0%

In short semesters (Winter terms), tuition refund schedule will be as follows:

Prior to the first day of class 100%
During the first week of class 75%
During the second week of class50%
During the third week of class 0%

Annual student fees are non-refundable unless the student withdraws during the Winter Term.

Additional Estimated Expenses

Criminal Background Check/drug screen$200
Text books and course resources$1000-1500
Laptop computer$1500
Diagnostic medical equipment$800-1000
Memberships $95 (IAPA $20, AAPA $75)
Required certifications (BLS, ACLS)$250
Vehicle parking permit (2 years)$40
Estimated housing and living expenses per year
Room and board (off-campus)$8500/year
Transportation$1000

Upon completion of the MSPAS Program, students are responsible for the costs associated with the PA National Board Certifying Examination and the initial licensing fee in their chosen state for practice.