Graduate

Physician Assistant Studies

A developing 28 month, 7 consecutive semester Physician Assistant program culminating in a Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies degree.

Physician Assistant Studies

Program Tracks Available

On campus


Admission Deadline

For the cohort January 2021:
CASPA applications open: May 1, 2020
Applications must be completed and verified by CASPA by November 1, 2020

For the cohort January 2022:
CASPA applications open: November 2, 2020
Applications must be completed and verified by CASPA by November 1, 2021


Degrees Offered

M.S.


Department

Program Contact

Meghan Sweeney

Graduate Admissions Counselor
508-767-7511 Admissions House - Room 213

Michael Whitehead, DHSc, PA-C, DFAAPA

Dean, School of Health Professions / Founding PA Program Director

Wendy Cehon

Program Staff, School of Health Professions
Mar 4 Wed

Graduate Admissions Overview Webinar

We invite you to learn more about our 13 premier graduate programs and the admissions process at Assumption by participating in our webinar. Register Today

Mar. 4, 2020
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Webinar
Mar 28 Sat

Physician Assistant Information Session

Join Michael Whitehead, DHSc, PA-C, DFAAPA, Dean, School of Health Professions / Founding Director of the Physician Assistant Program for an information session. Spend part of your day with us and learn how a Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies from Assumption can launch and advance you...

Mar. 28, 2020
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Assumption College Carriage House
Apr 16 Thu

The 11th Annual Graduate School Symposium

Each year current and recently graduated students from the seven graduate programs here at Assumption present their research at the Graduate Studies Symposium. Presentations include paper and posters and entries can be nominated and sponsored by all graduate faculty. The common theme is “excellence”...

Apr. 16, 2020
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Hagan Center

Events

Mar 4 Wed

Graduate Admissions Overview Webinar

We invite you to learn more about our 13 premier graduate programs and the admissions process at Assumption by participating in our webinar. Register Today

Mar. 4, 2020
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Webinar
Mar 28 Sat

Physician Assistant Information Session

Join Michael Whitehead, DHSc, PA-C, DFAAPA, Dean, School of Health Professions / Founding Director of the Physician Assistant Program for an information session. Spend part of your day with us and learn how a Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies from Assumption can launch and advance you...

Mar. 28, 2020
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Assumption College Carriage House
Apr 16 Thu

The 11th Annual Graduate School Symposium

Each year current and recently graduated students from the seven graduate programs here at Assumption present their research at the Graduate Studies Symposium. Presentations include paper and posters and entries can be nominated and sponsored by all graduate faculty. The common theme is “excellence”...

Apr. 16, 2020
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Hagan Center

Program Information

Faculty


Career Paths

Graduate PAs work in virtually every medical specialty. Common practice settings are:

Cardiology

Dermatology

Emergency Medicine

Family Practice

Gastroenterology

Inpatient Internal Medicine (Hospitalist - Including Critical Care)

Outpatient Internal Medicine

Oncology

Orthopedics

Surgery

Urgent Care


College Breaks Ground on Health Sciences Building

The new, 41,000-square foot building will feature four classrooms, one for 32 students, two for 48 and a large tiered classroom for 50. These classrooms will not only be used exclusively for the nursing and physician assistant program, rather all academic programs on campus. Each classroom will be fully equipped with a recording system for simulations that will be used during debriefings.

The physician assistant floor will feature a practice lab with 11 exam tables for teaching how to properly diagnosis a condition. Two simulation labs, comparable to the nursing floor, complement four Objective Structured Clinical Examination rooms where live ‘patient-actors’ will dictate a script of medical maladies to teach students how to take a medical history, diagnose a patient and perform a physical exam. The clinical lab space also will serve as a learning environment for clinical procedures, such as suturing and interventional skills. The program will welcome its first cohort of students in January 2021. 

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BA/Physician Assistant MS Dual Degree Program

Assumption’s dual degree program is a four-year undergraduate program in which students can pursue any major, followed by a 28-month Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies program. Students applying to Assumption as an undergraduate can simultaneously apply to the Physician Assistant Master’s program with one application. Learn more about the dual degree program.