Physician Assistant Studies

A developing 28-month PA program culminating in a Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies degree.

Physician Assistant Studies

Program Tracks Available

On campus

Admission Deadline

November 1, 2024

All applications will be submitted through CASPA, the Central Application Service for Physician Assistants.  The application cycle for the Class of 2027 will open on April 25, 2024.

Degrees Offered



School of Health Professions


Program Contact

Kayla M. Cetrone

Director of PA Admissions, Assessment, & Academic Success, PA Studies, Assistant Professor of Practice, School of Health Professions
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The Catrambone Health Sciences Building

The new, 41,000 square foot Richard J. & Sophia Catrambone Health Sciences Building houses our developing PA Program.

Several classrooms are located on the ground floor of the Health Sciences building, including the 60-person lecture hall, featuring tiered seating and comprehensive audio-visual equipment.  All PA Program didactic lectures will be delivered in this classroom.

The third floor of the building houses the other features of our PA Program.  The PA Clinical Lab, which will be utilized for various program needs including our Physical Diagnosis, Clinical Procedures, and Clinical Decision Making courses, features eleven physical exam bays, complete with wall-mounted diagnostic equipment typical to a standard examination room.  The Lab also contains point-of-care lab testing equipment, seating and tables for work and discussion, ECG machines, slit lamps, portable ultrasound devices, and comprehensive audio-visual equipment.  Located adjacent to this Lab is a cardiovascular lab equipped for cardiac stress testing.

Adjacent to the PA Clinical Lab, the Medical Simulation Center consists of six specialized rooms for practical education components of our didactic curriculum.  There are four Examination Rooms, currently designated as pediatric, inpatient medicine, OB/GYN, and EENT settings, respectively.

There are two simulation rooms are set up as an Operating Room and Emergency Department room.  The OR includes an anesthesia setup and full array of surgical instruments.  The ED room contains a portable ultrasound machine and code cart.  Control rooms complete with one-way mirrors adjoin each of these two simulation rooms for use during active simulation cases.  The debriefing room within the lab/simulation center area is available for discussion following simulation cases.

Graduate Research Symposium

Assumption University Graduate School Annual Symposium showcases research, innovative projects, successful case study, and creative work of graduate students and recent alums from every graduate program. We offer all graduate students in every program an opportunity to present their excellent work on diverse topics. 

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Veterans at Assumption

Assumption University recognizes that servicemen and women have demonstrated great courage and made tremendous sacrifices in service to our nation and its people. The University has introduced a number of programs and services to assist veterans during the application process and while veterans are attending Assumption. We also have a lounge designated only for our veteran students. Assumption University is committed to maintaining recognition as a Military Friendly institution.  We strive to eliminate barriers to success for our Service Members, Veterans, and their qualified dependents.

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