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
Apr 16 Thu

(CANCELED) 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

Apr 16 Thu

(CANCELED) 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


Top 5 Reasons to Become a Physician Assistant

More and more, students are choosing to pursue Physician Assistant Studies programs in lieu of attending medical school. And for good reason. Physician assistant is ranked the No. 3 career in America by U.S. News & World Report. Learn more about the top 5 reasons you may want to become one.

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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.