The minimum credit requirement for the master's degree in the Pathologist's Assistant program is 38 semester hours. Students follow an intense continuous 22 month program. Requirements of this program are specifically tailored to the requirements of the professional. Some courses are taught in conjunction with the School of Medicine and as a result may follow a "block" schedule as opposed to the standard Fall/Spring semester schedule. Classes begin around July 15th. All PA students must complete the courses outlined here.