Bachelor’s Degree Completion Option | Physician Assistant Studies

Pacific University is dedicated to finding and educating the best future practitioners. Pacific acknowledges the non-traditional route to the Physician Assistant (PA) profession and is excited to offer a Bachelor’s Degree Completion Option for those who won’t obtain a Bachelor’s Degree prior to enrollment. Initially designed for veterans and other non-traditional students, the option is open to all students.

Applicants seeking admission into our master's level degree under the Bachelor’s Degree Completion Option need to meet all regular requirements and complete the regular admissions process. The applicant needs at least 90 college level semester credits including all prerequisites from a regionally accredited institution.

If an applicant is admitted under the Bachelor’s Degree Completion Option, they will automatically earn credit towards a bachelor’s degree during their first year in the master's level Physician Assistant program. At the end of the first year they will be awarded a bachelor’s degree from Pacific University and will complete the program as any other student. They will graduate with a master of science in physician assistant studies.

While it is a very small population that applies to our program without a bachelor's degree (less than 1%) they are not at a disadvantage in the admissions process. There is no separate application process for applicants applying through the Bachelor’s Degree Completion Option. If you have any questions, please contact us.