Program Spotlight: University of Nebraska


Location:  Omaha or Kearney, Nebraska

Number of students:  60

Application Cycle:  April - August 1st (for priority), but open until September 1st

Interview dates:  October - December, with notification in January

Start date:  August

Length of Program:  28 months

Public/Private:  Public

HCE:  No specific requirement

GPA:  Minimum 3.0 and minimum C (3.2 preferred)

Shadowing:  No specific requirement

The Good Stuff:

  • Preference is given to Nebraska residents
  • MPH dual degree program - A 40 month program that incorporates a Master's of Public Health degree in with the PA studies
  • Interservice Physician Assistant Program (IPAP) - The University of Nebraska is affiliated with the US Army to help active duty soldiers become PAs.  This looks like a pretty cool program, and the tuition is $0, so that's helpful!
  • Bridge program for PAs with a Bachelor's degree who would like a Master's - There's no travel, you get CME credit, and can take anywhere from 5 semesters to 5 years to complete the program.  A great option if state regulations change to require a Master's or a practicing PA moves to a different state.

Program Link:  University of Nebraska PA Program

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