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Rocky Mountain University Doctorate

Degrees Doctorate
Rocky Mountain University


Program Overview

Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions offers an online Doctor of Medical Science (DMSc) program to PAs with state licensure and/or NCCPA certification who have previously earned a bachelor’s, master’s, or doctoral degree. The DMSc program will help graduates take advantage of career advancement opportunities in clinical, administrative, academic, and medical affairs settings. Students may choose from four concentration tracks:

1) Advanced Clinical Practice

2) Healthcare Leadership & Administration

3) Healthcare Professions Education

4) Psychiatry


The DMSc program is committed to the development of lifelong learners and scholars who can perform the following: 1) create, evaluate, publish, present, and integrate scholarly work into their daily clinical practice, leadership role, or academic agenda; 2) act in leadership roles within their discipline and community; 3) provide the highest level of care to their patients; and 4) effectively teach the next generation of healthcare providers.

Program Highlights


Delivery Type

  • 100% Online classes
  • There are no requirements to come to campus.


  • PAs in all 50 states are eligible for the program.


  • Start dates are available in January, May, and September of each year.

Length of Program

  • 4-5 semesters (16-20 months)

Length of Semester

  • 15 weeks

Program Details




  • Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions has collaborated with BHMT to offer you a discounted tuition rate of $543.90/credit hour. The program is 36 credits for master’s-prepared PAs or 42 credits for bachelor’s-prepared PAs. Total tuition is (could be less if you have transfer credits):
    • 2023 Master’s-prepared PAs — $19,580.40*
    • 2023 Bachelor’s-prepared PAs — $22,843.80*
  • BHMT will pay a maximum of $5,250 per calendar year directly to Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions on your behalf for your DMSc program. You will be responsible for all costs above this calendar year maximum of $5,250. BHMT will use your available KP tuition reimbursement funds for eligible expenses.
  • BHMT will reimburse students who purchase required textbooks out-of-pocket. Optional textbooks/materials are not reimbursable. Please complete the highlighted portions of the Reimbursement Request form and send to along with payment receipts. The subject line of the email should read “Rocky Mountain Reimbursement Request”. Payment processing can take 1-3 weeks.
  • Residents of California may be responsible for the Student Tuition Recovery Fund (STRF) if this charge exceeds the annual $5,250 tuition cap. The STRF is a fund administered by the California Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education that relieves or mitigates economic loss suffered by a student while enrolled in a qualifying institution. The STRF assessment rate is two dollars and fifty cents ($2.50) per one thousand dollars ($1,000) of institutional charges.


* Anticipate an annual increase of 1%

BHMT Program Requirements
6 Month Check-in
  • Meet with your BHMT Academic Success Coach twice a year to discuss your academic experience, and to explore the support resources BHMT has to offer.
Successful Course Completion
  • For continued success in BHMT programs you need to receive a passing grade of C or better for each course you complete. This ensures you comply with the BHMT Academic Suspension policy you agreed to as part of the BHMT Student Agreement. For more information about the suspension process, refer to the BHMT Student Agreement.
BHMT Student Agreement
  • This program and participation is governed by the terms of the BHMT Student Agreement. Please take a few moments to familiarize yourself with the student agreement; by registering and participating in this program you are agreeing to comply with it.
University Prerequisites
  • Varies by program. Please consult your Rocky Mountain University counselor for more information.