Doctor of Medical Science

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Degrees Offered:

  • Doctor of Medical Science (DMSc)

Application Fee - $65

Application Criteria -

  • PA degree from an ARC-PA accredited PA program
  • Active or maintained NCCPA certification
  • Curriculum vitae or résumé
  • Personal Statement
  • 1-3 letter(s) of recommendation

Tests Required -

  • NCCPA Board Certification

Deadlines -

  • Rolling Admissions
  • Two cohort start options per year: Summer semester (May/June) and Spring semester (January)
  • Deadline to apply is 8 weeks before each cohort start

Areas of Interest -

  • Doctorate Education for PAs

Contact Information

Director - Jacob Ribbing

Administrative Assistant - Staci Eakins


Southern Illinois University School of Medicine
300 W. Oak St., Mail Code 6516
Carbondale, IL 62901
FAX: 618-453-8900

For complete details - Visit the SIU School of Medcine Web page

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Cost and Financial Assistance

Graduate education at Southern Illinois is very affordable. Costs include tuition (per credit hour) and fees. There are many forms of financial assistance available: Assistantships, fellowships, and scholarships which can include a partial or full waiver of tuition costs (fees cannot be waived). Most forms of financial aid are given for a semester or year at a time.