The Physician Assistant professional phase (in program) consists of 80 credits: 58 credits in the didactic or first year, 22 credits in the clinical or second year. The Master’s degree through NSU is an additional 37 credits which consist of 9 MDC transfer credits and 28 NSU credits. MDC BAS PA students admitted under the MDC/NSU affiliation Agreement will receive a twelve percent (12%) discount of the then prevailing (published) tuition rate. The discount does not apply to course materials, textbooks, or student service fees. Information about NSU graduate tuition rates for the M.H.Sc. can be found on Nova's official degree website. Students may also contact NSU directly at 800-541-6682 for questions regarding tuition and or financial aid associated with the M.H.Sc. degree.
Special course fees of approximately $280 is added per credit to some courses for both resident and non-resident students.
The total cost of Physician Assistant tuition registration (including special fees) for Florida residents is $31,866.00; the total cost of registration for non-residents is $77,347.00. These fees are subject to change depending on legislative action. This does not include the Master's Degree option available to all matriculated students within the professional phase of the PA program.
The nature of the application process for acceptance into the PA Program is highly competitive; once an applicant is officially accepted into the PA Program he/she must provide a non-refundable Program acceptance deposit of $500.00 to guarantee a seat in the Miami Dade College Physician Assistant program.
If applying for financial aid through the MDC/NSU Master’s program please visit their website. All students at the Medical Campus are encouraged to apply for financial aid, which includes the Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Grant, Federal Work-Study, and Federal Subsidized loans. The Campus also offers a variety of scholarships. Students can visit the Financial Aid Office (Room 1201) on the Medical Campus for more details. Those who apply before April 1st for the following academic year are given priority. Only courses in which students have registered before the 100 percent refund date qualify for financial aid. For additional information, call the Financial Aid personnel at 305-237-4160.
Due to the nature of the PA program and the established sequence of courses, eligibility for financial may vary. ** Students should be prepared to pay the first semester's tuition in the event that financial aid is delayed or financial aid is not available. **