Physician Assistant Studies

PA checking an xray.


Would you like to visit campus? Please click here for information about upcoming Open Houses.

The School of Physician Assistant Studies is 27 months in length over seven consecutive semesters. The School emphasizes problem-based learning, small group sessions, diversity awareness, evidence based health care, interprofessional activities, integration of computer technology and the use of the internet in the educational process.

In addition, students participate in community service projects that include staffing of a free clinic and healthcare screening for the homeless. Clinical sites are located throughout the United States, but students have the option of selecting an international clinical elective in many countries of the world, including, but not limited to, China, Kenya, Nicaragua and Roatan.

Master Of Science In Physician Assistant Studies

The Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies is designed to provide a comprehensive primary care training program which combines didactic course work with clinical experiences to enable the graduate to work in a variety of practice settings. The graduate project provides an opportunity to learn evidence based medicine, literature review, evaluation and research process and prepares the graduate to be a critically thinking clinician who can effectively respond to the ever-changing demands of the health care system.