Academic Standards for Promotion & Graduation

The USF Physician Assistant Program is designed to provide for the integration of classroom and clinical learning experiences considered necessary for competency as health care providers. To maintain good academic standing for progression in the program, the student must have a cumulative GPA of 3.00 or better.

A minimum cumulative grade point average of B (3.00 GPA) is required for progression from the didactic year to the clinical learning year and for graduation from the program. Therefore, the failure of more than one course with a grade below a C (70%), elective or required, may make the student liable for dismissal from the program. Students must have a cumulative GPA of 3.00 or better in order to be awarded the Master of Science degree and to receive a certificate of program completion.

Requirements for Graduation from the Physician Assistant Program

The following requirements must be met before the Master of Science degree and a certificate of completion will be awarded from the University of St. Francis Physician Assistant Program:

  • Complete all coursework (didactic and clinical) with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0;
  • Successfully complete the BLS & ACLS courses
  • Successfully “PASS” the Research Capstone Project
  • Settle all financial accounts with the USF Business and Financial Aid Office.
    • Each candidate for the Master of Science degree must be free of indebtedness to the University. The graduate degree and the academic transcript or certification of completion will not be given until all financial obligations to USF have been met.