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Doctor of Medical Science · DMSc

Online | 4 Tracks | 16-20 Months


Admissions Requirements

  • Bachelor’s or master’s degree from a physician assistant (PA) program at a regionally-accredited institution (or equivalent degree as determined by the Program Director)

  • Official transcripts from the physician assistant (PA) program and any institution from which a post-graduate master’s or doctoral degree was earned.

  • Proof of unencumbered licensure and/or certification as a physician assistant, or for new graduates, certification or licensure must be obtained by the end of the first semester of the DMSc program

  • Resume or curriculum vitae detailing education, employment, volunteer service, and scholarly activity

  • Completed online application

  • Applicants may be asked to participate in a phone interview

Exceptions to these criteria will be considered on a case-by-case basis with the consultation of the concentration director.

How to Apply

Submit the following:
  1. Online Application
    • The statement of professional goals, on the application, should include current intellectual and professional interests and personal motivations as to why the student is applying to the degree program.
    • Resume/CV. Including detailed employment history, career history, extracurricular activities, etc.
    • Copy of current PA healthcare license
  2. Official transcripts from each prior graduate institution from which a degree was earned
  3. $50 Non-refundable application fee

Vaccination Requirements for Clinical Rotations

Admitted students to Rocky Mountain University who will be completing a clinical rotation will receive vaccination forms regarding required vaccinations. Not all vaccinations or proof of immunity are required at the beginning of the program but will be prior to the first clinical rotation. The University allows for vaccination exemptions and more information about the University’s position on vaccination can be reviewed at

RMU requires the following items prior to starting any clinical rotations (these are subject to change depending upon public health concerns and specific clinic requirements):

  • MMR
  • Varicella
  • Hepatitis B
  • TB
  • Tdap
  • Annual Influenza
  • COVID 19
  • HIPAA certification
  • OSHA certification
  • CPR certification

Admissions Disclosure

1. Admission is limited and selective. All completed applications will be considered for admission.  All applicants must demonstrate a previous record of successful academic achievement, clinical experience, and the motivation to pursue graduate-level education.

2. Application materials can be emailed or mailed. Official transcripts may be mailed or emailed. Official transcripts must originate from the institution’s Registrar Office. Any transcripts emailed from the applicant will be considered unofficial.

3. Full Disclosure Requirement: Incomplete or falsified admission information constitutes grounds for a refusal to admit or immediate dismissal, loss of credit, and forfeiture of all tuition and fees paid.

4. Confidentiality: Admissions materials received by the University are kept in strict confidence. Once the application materials are received, these materials are the property of the University and will not be returned to the applicant. All applicant materials are kept for one year following receipt if the applicant does not enroll.