The Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies degree is a 24-month program which begins in July is divided into didactic and clinical sections. The didactic portion of the program will include a combination of basic science courses and laboratories as well as classes and laboratories in the applied medical sciences. This portion of our physician assistant course requirements will occur during the first 12 months (year 1) of the program. Year 2 of the program will include nine 5-week clinical rotations with the supervision of licensed clinical preceptors. A critical review of the medical literature is also required.