Graduation Requirements

The following criteria must be met in order to qualify for graduation with the Master of Health Science degree, and a certificate of completion from the South College Physician Assistant Studies Program. Successful candidates for graduation must:

  1. Satisfactorily complete all courses within the didactic and clinical learning phases of the PA program with a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0. Additionally, students must successfully pass the minimum requirements for certain graded events as outlined within the syllabus.
  2. Achieve a minimum grade of 69.5% in all didactic courses and clinical rotations with the exception of those courses requiring a minimum of 79.5%.
  3. Successfully complete the Capstone Research Project, Didactic Summative Evaluation, and Clinical Summative Review, with a minimum grade of 79.5%
  4. A student must achieve the plans and outcomes listed for clinical competencies in an OSCE/OSLER and score a passing grade regardless of cumulative GPA. (See Grading)
  5. Successfully complete and maintain the BLS course throughout the program
  6. Complete 50 hours of program-approved community service.
  7. Abide by all South College rules and regulations, and settle all financial accounts with South College prior to graduation; and
  8. Abide by professional conduct as defined by Physician Assistant Program Honor Code; and
  9. Complete Graduate Exit Survey

Matriculation and attendance at the College are privileges granted to the student in consideration of performance of specified assignments and the maintenance of established standards of personal and professional conduct. The College reserves the right, and the student, by the act of matriculation, concedes to the College the right to require withdrawal at any time the College deems it necessary to safeguard the standards of scholarship, conduct, and compliance with regulations, or for such other reasons deemed appropriate by the College as set forth in this manual and/or the South College Catalog.