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.

BA/Physician Assistant MS Dual Degree Program

Program Tracks Available

Dual Degree

Admission Deadline

Early Decision: November 1

Early Action: November 1

Early Action II: December 15

Regular Decision: February 15

Degrees Offered



School of Health Professions


Program Contact

Michael Whitehead, DHSc, PA-C, DFAAPA

Dean, School of Health Professions / Founding PA Program Director

Application Details and Requirements

PA Pathway Program

Students who are not admitted into the dual degree program, but admitted to the University may be enrolled in the PA Pathway Program.  The PA Pathway Program has been developed to prepare students to be qualified applicants for the PA graduate program in May of their senior year at Assumption.

The PA Pathway Program includes:

• A faculty advisor to provide guidance on completing the healthcare experience hours and to advise on course selection to ensure prerequisites are met
• Opportunity to participate in St Luke’s club, a student-run organization that connects students with health professionals through lectures on campus and visits to local healthcare organizations.
• Assistance with the process of applying into Assumption’s PA graduate program and the opportunity to interview for admission

Assumption is dedicated to providing a clear understanding of what your education will cost

We’ll help cut through the complexity of financing your education, ensuring you understand what you need, how to apply for aid, and what’s expected of you. You will be assigned a personal financial aid advisor who will guide you through the process and answer all of your financial aid-related questions.

Learn about financial aid