Housed within the Department of Physician Assistant Studies, the Physician Assistant Program builds strong primary care and public health foundations among its students. With proximity to the United States Congress, the White House, and many major medical professional organizations, the program provides a truly unique opportunity to witness the democratic process and to see its effect on health care delivery in this country.

PA Program

Preparing students for clinical careers, this program emphasizes a scholarly approach to medicine, development of critical-thinking skills, and evidence-based medicine.

PA/MPH Program

This unique three-year program provides both clinical and academic preparation for careers in medicine and public health.


Learn how to apply for admission in the two-year (MSHS) or the three-year, joint degree (PA-MSHS/MPH) program. Applicants may only apply to one program.

Technical Standards
Technical Standards

Essential for all physician assistant students to have the knowledge and skill to function in a variety of clinical settings and to provide a wide spectrum of patient care as required by the curriculum.