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Physician Assistant Studies Completion Program, MS

AN EXCITING FUTURE OF HELPING, HEALING, LEADERSHIP, AND PERSONAL GROWTH

The MS in Physician Assistant Studies Completion program is an innovative online program open to PAs who are National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) certified, with a bachelor’s degree. The Physician Assistant Education Association (PAEA) recently endorsed the master’s degree as both the entry-level and terminal degree of the profession.

  • Complete your master’s degree in as little as 12 months with four semesters of part-time study.
  • Courses are online, so you can keep your current job while building upon your professional qualifications and resume.
  • Designed for PAs who want to advance to a lead or chief PA position, move into management, or teach.

Prerequisites

Students are eligible to apply to the MS degree completion program if they have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution, are certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) and have three years of clinical experience.

Credits
Advanced Standing 19
BS degree/Completion of ARC-PA accredited PA program 10
Documentation of passing PANCE score 3
Clinical experience of at least 3 years 6
Core Courses 11
Spring Semester: PAS 514 Epidemiology and Evidence-Based Medicine 3
Summer I Semester: PAS 505 Human Physiology 3
Summer II Semester: PAS 515 Health Promotion and Disease Prevention 2
Fall Semester: PAS 620 Research Methods/Master Project 3
Total Credits 30