Physician Assistant Master's Degree Completion Program

Please note this program is only for those who have completed their PA degree at an undergraduate level and possesses an active license, for our non-completion program please click here.

PAEA has issued an official statement on behalf of the PAEA Board of Directors on degrees for physician assistants (PAs). The statement embodies adopted by the membership at the 2009 Education Forum endorses the master’s degree as the entry-level and terminal degree of the profession.

In response to this, Pace University is offering a Master of Science degree in Physician Assistant Studies (MSPAS), which provides the additional coursework you’ll need to obtain a master’s degree.  This master’s program has a well-established tradition with former Pace graduates and will now be open to any PA graduates with a bachelor’s degree and current PA certification.

All courses are online, so you can continue to work at your current job while taking four classes at home using your computer. The program can be completed in 4 semesters (1 year) of part-time study which include consecutive Spring (3 credits), Summer I (3 credits), Summer II (2 credits) and Fall (3 credits) semesters.

This is a highly competitive program and will look for students with prior clinical experience and appropriate didactic training. This program can only be offered to students who meet Pace University’s criteria

This flexible program allows you to build on your professional experience and achieve your terminal degree in a way that suits your schedule.

Physician Assistant Studies Master of Science degree classes will begin every January.  But it’s never too early to learn more about this program and its benefits by calling (212) 618-6052 or e-mail us at

Now Accepting Applications for the 2017 Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies (MSPAS) Completion Program: Click here to find out more

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Professor Denise Rizzolo, PhD, PA-C, recently presented with Kathy Clift, PA-C, ('14) Overcoming Vaccination Hesitancy at the annual American Academy of Physician Assistants conference. Read more.



Completion Program Student Publications

With faculty co-authorship (Denise Rizzolo PhD, PA-C), students have the opportunity to submit their literary works; many are published, and some have garnered prestigious national awards. Click here to see a list of recent completion program student articles that have been published in the esteemed peer-reviewed clinical Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants (JAAPA).