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Academic Calendar

Before you can matriculate into the MSPAS program, you must meet specific prerequisite course requirements outlined below.

2018-2019 Academic Year

Didactic Year

Fall Semester 2018

  • August 21 - 22 | Tuesday - Wednesday | Orientation
  • August 23 | Thursday | Classes begin
  • September 3 | Monday | No class (Labor Day)
  • October 8 - 9 | Monday - Tuesday | No class (Pacing Break)
  • November 21 - 23 | Wednesday - Friday | No class (Thanksgiving)
  • December 7 | Friday | Last day of class
  • December 10 - 15 | Monday - Friday | Exams

Spring Semester 2019

  • January 15 | Tuesday | Classes begin
  • March 4 - 8 | Monday - Friday | No class (Spring Break)
  • April 19 - 22 | Friday - Monday | No class (Easter)
  • May 3 | Friday | Last day of class
  • May 6 - 11 | Monday - Friday | Exams

Summer Semester 2019

  • May 13 | Monday | Classes begin
  • May 20 - 24 | Monday - Friday | AAPA Break
  • May 27 | Monday | No class (Memorial Day)
  • July 4 | Thursday | No class (Independence Day)
  • August 9 | Friday | Last day of class
  • August 12 - 16 | Monday - Friday | Exams

Clinical Year

Fall Semester 2018

  • August 27 - 31 | Monday - Friday | Transition week
  • September 3 | Monday | Labor Day Holiday
  • September 4 - October 3 | Tuesday - Wednesday| Rotation #1
  • October 4 - 5 | Thursday - Friday | Senior Days
  • October 8 - November 7 | Monday - Wednesday | Rotation #2
  • November 8 - 9 | Thursday - Friday | Senior Days
  • November 12 - December 12 | Monday - Wednesday | Rotation #3
  • November 22 | Thursday | Thanksgiving Holiday
  • December 13 - 14 | Thursday - Friday | Senior Days

Spring Semester 2019

  • January 2 - 30 | Wednesday - Wednesday | Rotation #4
  • January 31 - February 1 | Thursday - Friday | Senior Days
  • February 4 - March 6 | Monday - Wednesday | Rotation #5
  • March 7 - 8 | Thursday - Friday | Senior Days
  • March 11 - April 10 | Monday - Wednesday | Rotation #6
  • April 11 - 12 | Thursday - Friday | Senior Days

Summer Semester 2019

  • April 15 - May 15 | Monday - Wednesday | Rotation #7
  • April 21 | Sunday | No classes (Easter)
  • May 16 - 17 | Thursday - Friday | Senior Days
  • May 18 - 27 | Saturday - Monday | AAPA Break
  • May 27 | Monday | Memorial Day Holiday
  • May 28 - June 26 | Tuesday - Wednesday | Rotation #8
  • June 27 - 28 | Thursday - Friday | Senior Days
  • July 1 - 30 | Monday - Tuesday | Rotation #9
  • July 4 | Thursday | Independence Day Holiday
  • July 31 - August 1 | Wednesday - Thursday | Senior Days
  • August 2 | Friday | PACKRAT Examination
  • August 5 - 9 | Monday - Friday | Senior Summative Experience
  • August 10 | Saturday | Completion Ceremony

Note: The Academic Calendar is subject to change by the discretion of the DeSales Physician Assistant Program. 

2019-2020 Academic Year

Didactic Year

Fall Semester 2019

  • August 20 - 21 | Tuesday - Wednesday | Orientation
  • August 22 | Thursday | Classes begin
  • September 2 | Monday | No class (Labor Day)
  • October 7-8 | Monday - Tuesday | No class (Pacing Break)
  • November 27-29 | Wednesday - Friday | No class (Thanksgiving)
  • December 6 | Friday | Last day of class
  • December 9-14 | Monday - Friday | Exams

Spring Semester 2020

  • January 14 | Tuesday | Classes begin
  • March 9-13 | Monday - Friday | No class (Spring Break)
  • April 10-13 | Friday - Monday | No class (Easter)
  • May 1 | Friday | Last day of class
  • May 4-9 | Monday - Friday | Exams

Summer Semester 2020

  • May 11 | Monday | Classes begin
  • May 18-22 | Monday - Friday | AAPA Break
  • May 25 | Monday | No class (Memorial Day)
  • July 3 | Friday | No class (Independence Day)
  • August 7 | Friday | Last day of class
  • August 10-14 | Monday - Friday | Exams

Clinical Year

Fall Semester 2019

  • August 26-30 | Monday - Friday | Transition week
  • September 2 | Monday | Labor Day Holiday
  • September 3 - October 2 | Tuesday - Wednesday| Rotation #1
  • October 3-4 | Thursday - Friday | Senior Days
  • October 7 - November 6 | Monday - Wednesday | Rotation #2
  • November 7-8 | Thursday - Friday | Senior Days
  • November 11 - December 11 | Monday - Wednesday | Rotation #3
  • November 28 | Thursday | Thanksgiving Holiday
  • December 12-13 | Thursday - Friday | Senior Days

Spring Semester 2020

  • January 6 - February 5 | Monday - Wednesday | Rotation #4
  • February 6-7 | Thursday - Friday | Senior Days
  • February 10 - March 11 | Monday - Wednesday | Rotation #5
  • March 12-13 | Thursday - Friday | Senior Days
  • March 16 - April 15 | Monday - Wednesday | Rotation #6
  • April 12 | Sunday | Easter Holiday
  • April 16-17 | Thursday - Friday | Senior Days

Summer Semester 2020

  • April 20 - May 27 | Monday - Wednesday | Rotation #7
  • May 16 - 24 | Saturday - Sunday | AAPA Break
  • May 25 | Monday | Memorial Day Holiday
  • May 28-29 | Thursday - Friday | Senior Days
  • June 1-30 | Monday - Tuesday | Rotation #8
  • July 1-2 | Wednesday - Thursday | Senior Days
  • July 3 | Friday | Independence Day Holiday
  • July 6 - August 4 | Monday - Tuesday | Rotation #9
  • August 5-6 | Wednesday - Thursday | Senior Days
  • August 7 | Friday | PACKRAT Examination
  • August 10-14 | Monday - Friday | Senior Summative Experience
  • August 15 | Saturday | Completion Ceremony

Note: The Academic Calendar is subject to change by the discretion of the DeSales Physician Assistant Program. 

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