University of Manitoba - Faculty of Graduate Studies

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Master of Physician Assistant Studies (MPAS)

University of Manitoba - Faculty of Graduate Studies

Faculty:Graduate Studies
Field of Study:Physician Assistant
Course Based:Yes
Length:25 Month(s)


The Master of Physician Assistant Studies (MPAS) degree is a nationally accredited coursework-based graduate program, designed to educate generalist medical providers who are eligible for the national certification exam and qualify for physician assistant licensure in Manitoba.


These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
  • A four-year Bachelor’s degree, preferably in a health sciences field, from a college or university recognized by the University of Manitoba. Students in their fourth and final year of study may apply.
  • A minimum GPA of 3.0 in the last two full years (60 credit hours) of study. Applicants should be aware that a competitive GPA for the program is 3.5.
  • Undergraduate courses in human anatomy, physiology and biochemistry are required (a minimum three credit hours of each) if they were not taken in the Bachelor’s degree.
  • Microbiology and psychology are asset courses.
  • Additional Admission Requirements:
      Applicants must complete or register to take the TakeAltus (CASPer) required Situational Judgement Test prior to the January 15 application deadline.

      * We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

      Modified on November 11, 2022