Northeastern University - Graduate Programs

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Physician Assistant Studies and Public Health

Northeastern University - Graduate Programs

Field of Study:Physician Assistant
Public Health, General (MPH, DPH)
Length:3 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $203,502

Fees have been converted from US Dollars to Canadian Dollars. Amount may vary based on current exchange rate.


Accepted applicants to Northeastern’s Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies program have the opportunity to pursue a joint degree, the PA/MPH, which is offered by the MS in Physician Assistant Studies program in conjunction with the Master of Public Health program. Enrolling in the PA/MPH program allows these students to earn two degrees in a shorter amount of time than it would to earn them separately, saving time and money while broadening one’s clinical toolkit to give it a population health-based perspective.

Students enrolled in the dual degree program take classes that meet the curriculum requirements for both an MS in Physician Assistant Studies and an MPH. The dual degree is structured to give students maximum flexibility while incorporating an urban health framework to complement their PA studies. PA/MPH students begin their program by taking the majority of their MPH coursework online from January to mid-August before coming to campus at the end of August to begin their PA coursework. During the two years of the PA program, they complete the remainder of their MPH coursework concurrently so that when they graduate, they are awarded their MPH at the same time as their MS in Physician Assistant Studies. Please see the sample course map below for more information.


These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

    • Overall GPA of 3.0 or higher
    • Science GPA of 3.0 or higher
    • Solid B grades in all prerequisite coursework prior to applying
    • Approximately 1000 hours of hands-on patient care experience
      Application Notes : English Language Proficiency Proof: students for whom English is not their primary language must submit one of the following: an official associate or bachelor's degree transcript from an accredited college or university in the U.S, stating degree conferral and date, or TOEFL, IELTS, or NU Global Exam scores.
      Additional Admission Requirements:
      • Letter(s) of Reference
      • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
      • Statement of Research Interests
      • Work Experience

      * 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 December 20, 2022