Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies

Master's Degree

The Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies program is designed to provide a comprehensive primary care training program that combines didactic coursework with clinical experiences to enable the graduate to work in a variety of practice settings.

The program is offered over seven consecutive semesters, taking 27 months to complete. The program emphasizes problem-based, team-based learning, small group sessions, diversity awareness, evidence-based healthcare, interprofessional activities, integration of simulation technology and the use of standardized patients in the educational process. A graduate project provides an opportunity to integrate evidence-based medicine with a literature review and research process, preparing the graduate to be a critically thinking clinician who can effectively respond to the ever-changing demands of the healthcare system.

In addition, students participate in community service projects that include staffing of a low-cost clinic and healthcare screening for the homeless. Clinical sites are located throughout the United States, and students have the option of selecting an international community medicine rotation in many countries of the world.

Contact Us

Leah Baldwin | Associate Director of Graduate and Professional Program Admissions
503-352-7224 | leahbaldwin@pacificu.edu
Fax: 503-352-7290

Headlines

Andrew Campbell receives award at August commencement

Andrew Campbell PA ’21 received the Pacific University Alumni Association Outstanding Graduate Award for the School of Physician Assistant Studies. 

Brooke Mejorado receives award at August commencement

Brooke Taylor Mejorado PA ’21 received the Clinical Excellence Award from the Pacific University School of Physician Assistant Studies.

Akhila Parepalli receives award at August commencement

Akhila Parepalli PA ’21 received the Academic Excellence Award from the Pacific University School of Physician Assistant Studies.

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