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    Faculty

    • Faculty of Graduate Studies
    • Rady Faculty of Health Sciences

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    Degree

    • MPAS

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    Expected duration

    • 25 months

Program details

MPAS is committed to educating outstanding Physician Assistants as generalist medical providers and leaders committed to our communities' service, wellness, and healing.

Expected duration: 25 months

Tuition and fees: Two years tuition, then continuing fees in subsequent years (refer to Graduate tuition and fees).

In addition to the minimum course requirements of the Faculty of Graduate Studies found in the Graduate Studies Regulations Section, students must:

  • Maintain a minimum degree grade point average of 3.0 with no grade below C+
  • Meet the minimum and not exceed the maximum course requirements
  • Meet the minimum and not exceed the maximum time requirements

For more information, view our introductory video.

Sample course offerings

  • PAEP 7260: Community Health for Physician Assistants
  • PAEP 7110: Emergency and Critical Care for Physician Assistants
  • PAEP 7202: Family Medicine for Physician Assistants
  • PAEP 7046: Genetics for Physician Assistants
  • PAEP 7010: Human Anatomy for Physician Assistants
  • PAEP 7050: Obstetrics and Gynecology for Physician Assistants
  • PAEP 7052: Patient Assessment for Physician Assistants I
  • PAEP 7048: Pediatrics for Physician Assistants
  • PAEP 7090: Principles of Psychiatry for Physician Assistants
  • PAEP 7100: Principles of Surgery for Physician Assistants

For full course descriptions, please visit the Academic Calendar.

Admission requirements

The following are minimum requirements to be considered for entry into the Master of Physician Assistant Studies (MPAS) program. Meeting these requirements does not guarantee acceptance into the program.

  • To be considered for admission to MPAS, you must have a minimum of:

    • A four-year Bachelor’s degree, preferably in a health sciences field, from a college or university recognized by the University of Manitoba. Students in their fourth and final year of study may apply.
    • A minimum GPA of 3.0 in the last two full years (60 credit hours) of study. Applicants should be aware that a competitive GPA for the program is 3.5.
    • Undergraduate courses in human anatomy, physiology and biochemistry are required (a minimum three credit hours of each) if they were not taken in the Bachelor’s degree.
    • Microbiology and psychology are asset courses.

    Unlike many other graduate studies programs, applicants do not require advisors or supervisors to apply to the program.

    The College of Physician and Surgeons of Manitoba (the Manitoba Physician Assistant regulatory agency) and the Max Rady College of Medicine requires an International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score of 7.0 across all bands for Registration on the Educational Registry. As MPAS students must be eligible for registration with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Manitoba on the Education Registry, the 7.0 scores are required for program acceptance and the Physician Assistant Registry.

    In addition to the admission requirements described here, all applicants must meet the minimum admission and English language proficiency requirements of the Faculty of Graduate Studies.

How to apply

MPAS accepts applications for Fall entry only. Applications must be completed online and include several parts:

  • $125 application fee (non-refundable)
  • CV/resumé
  • Statement of intent
  • Self-declaration statement
  • CASPer test
  • Unofficial copies of transcripts and degree certificates
  • Two letters of recommendation (must be requested from within the application)

Please read the Faculty of Graduate Studies online application instructions before beginning your application.

Note: MPAS only accepts Canadian Citizens or Permanent Residents of Canada.

Statement of intent - instructions to applicants

Criteria:

  • 1,000 words in length
  • Spell-checked and grammatically correct
  • Addresses the required questions or themes with the application

The application statement should show how you demonstrate the University of Manitoba's values and those of the physician assistant profession.

MPAS values:

  • Our actions must show respect and civility and should model professionalism to all and at all times.
  • We identify the value of teamwork as essential to our identity and profession.
  • We feel the team's effort must demonstrate a commitment to integrity, compassion and excellence in our approach to patients, studies and duties.

Questions or themes to be addressed:

  1. How did your family, upbringing and community make you who you are?
  2. Explain how you contribute to society and serve those around you.
  3. What is it about the profession of physician assistant that attracts you and what do you bring to the profession?
  4. Why do you desire to be a physician assistant in place of another profession? In addition, why do you want to pursue this program at the University of Manitoba?

    Note: Your statement should reflect your own beliefs and attitudes. While we encourage having your statement proofread by someone you trust, we caution against allowing others to influence the statement itself.

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    The name of your confirmed supervisor is required at the time of application. To identify a prospective thesis research supervisor on your application, please contact Immunology Faculty members.

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    Master of Science (Thesis)

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    Master of Science (Coursework)

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    Admission and application inquiries

    Faculty of Graduate Studies
    Room 500 UMSU University Centre
    65 Chancellors Circle
    University of Manitoba (Fort Garry campus)
    Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2 Canada

    graduate.admissions@umanitoba.ca
    Phone: 204-474-9377
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    260 Brodie - 727 Bannatyne Avenue
    University of Manitoba
    Winnipeg, MB R3E 0W3 Canada

    Phone: 204-272-3094
    mpas@umanitoba.ca