A T Still University of Health Sciences

800 W Jefferson, Kirksville, MO 63501

School Details

Founded in 1892 by Dr. Andrew Taylor Still, A.T. Still University is the world’s first osteopathic medical school. ATSU is a private, not-for-profit institution of higher education and has received worldwide renown as a multidisciplinary healthcare educator. In the U.S., ATSU is recognized as one of the leading centers of excellence in intergenerational healthcare, geriatric health, applied wellness education and rural practice methodologies. The University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

ATSU has two campus locations in Kirksville, Missouri and Mesa, Arizona, founded in 1892 and 1995 respectively. The Kirksville campus is located in northeastern Missouri in a growing college town of approximately 20,000 residents. The University’s Arizona location is a lively urban environment in the state’s third largest city of 445,000 residents.

The University offers graduate and professional programs in several healthcare fields through their campuses as well as online. ATSU is comprised of five different schools within the healthcare field that include different specializations within the school. The five schools are:

  • Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine (KCOM)
  • School of Osteopathic Medicine in Arizona (SOMA)
  • Arizona School of Health Sciences (ASHS)
  • School of Health Management (SHM)
  • Arizona School of Dentistry & Oral Health (ASDOH)

Enrollment, as of Fall 2011, is 3,287 students total and is broken down by school as follows:

  • KCOM – 720
  • SOMA – 416
  • ASHS – 1,420
  • SHM – 441
  • ASDOH – 290

The University also has nearly 100 international students from over 35 countries. Of the 3,287 students, 56% are full-time students and 44% are part-time students. ATSU’s graduation rates vary between different schools and programs. Their listed average graduation rates are:

  • KCOM D.O. – 97%
  • KCOM Biomedical Sciences – 67%
  • ASHS Residential – 92%
  • ASHS Online – 85%
  • SHM – 43%
  • ASDOH – 95%
  • SOMA – 86%

ATSU offers 21 degree programs which are comprised of nine Doctoral degrees, ten Master’s degrees and two Certificates. From 2010-2011, ATSU awarded 810 Doctoral degrees, 380 Master’s degrees, and 70 Certificates. Two of ATSU’s five schools offer online programs, Arizona School of Health Sciences and the School of Health Management. Their online programs include a mix of entirely online programs to a mix of online/residential blend programs. The degree programs completion time ranges from 12 months to three years to Individualized program length. Several of online degrees offered include:

  • Advanced Occupational Therapy, M.S. (ASHS)
  • Advance Physician Assistant, M.S. (ASHS)
  • Health Sciences, D.H.Sc. (ASHS)
  • Human Movement, M.S. (ASHS)
  • Transitional Audiology, Au.D. (ASHS)
  • Transitional Physical Therapy, D.P.T. (ASHS)
  • Health Administration, M.H.A. (SHM)
  • Health Education, D.H.Ed. (SHM)
  • Public Health, M.P.H. (SHM)

Tuition at ATSU encompasses a wide range of costs, which are dependent upon school and subsequent program selected. For example, ASHS’s M.S. Physician’s Assistant program can be around $51,000; however, KCOM’s Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine program can be $38,000. Many of the programs tuition fees are subject to change and will vary upon program selection. For more information, ATSU offers contact information for an Online Admissions Counselor that can provide up-to-date fees and tuition for all programs. 94% of full-time students received either university scholarships and/or Federal Financial Aid.


Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools


School Overview:

  • Sector Of Institution:
    Private, not-for-profit, 4-year or above
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  • Highest Level Of Offering:
    Doctorate degree
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  • Calendar System:
    Other academic year



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