Physician Assistant Studies, MS

Physician assistants (PAs) are healthcare providers who practice medicine with physician supervision. They are highly sought after members of the healthcare team who provide diagnostic and therapeutic patient care. The physician assistant studies (MS) program is a full-time, two-year graduate program that provides an opportunity to earn a Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies.

Complete all courses and requirements listed below unless otherwise indicated.

Core Requirements

A grade of C or higher is required in each course. 

Required Core
PA 6208Professional Issues for Physician Assistants2
PA 6326Aspects of Primary Care4
PA 6327Emergency Medicine and Critical Care2
PA 6328Aging and Rehabilitation Medicine2
PA 6329Healthcare Delivery2
PA 6330Research Design2
Anatomy & Physiology
PA 6200Anatomy and Physiology 13
PA 6201Anatomy and Physiology 23
Diagnosis & Evaluation
PA 6203Physical Diagnosis and Patient Evaluation 13
PA 6204Physical Diagnosis and Patient Evaluation 23
PA 6205Pharmacology 12
PA 6206Pharmacology 22
PA 6207Clinical Laboratory and Diagnostic Methods4
PA 6311Principles of Medicine 14
PA 6312Principles of Medicine 24
PA 6313Principles of Medicine 34
PA 6320Principles of Obstetrics and Gynecology2
PA 6321Principles of Surgery2
PA 6322Principles of Orthopedics2
PA 6323Clinical Neurology2
PA 6324Principles of Pediatrics2
PA 6325Principles of Psychiatry2
PA 6400Applied Study in Medicine5
PA 6401Applied Study in Ambulatory Medicine5
PA 6402Applied Study in Family Practice5
PA 6403Applied Study in Emergency Medicine5
PA 6404Applied Study in Obstetrics and Gynecology5
PA 6405Applied Study in Pediatrics5
PA 6406Applied Study in Surgery5
PA 6407Applied Study in Mental Health5
PA 6408Applied Study Elective5

Program Credit/GPA Requirements

103 total semester hours required
Minimum 3.000 GPA required