ADVANCED Physician Assistant Online
Application deadline for the Fall 2013 term is June 28th! Classes begin August 26th
Advanced Physician Assistant Program - Online Education
This curriculum has been designed for graduates of Physician Assistant training programs who wish to expand their clinical knowledge and academic status while continuing to work in their respective field. The didactic portion of the program is 100 percent online. A high-speed internet connection and required books for some courses are all that is required. The only campus requirement is attendance at graduation once all coursework has been completed.
Master of Science Degree:
The online advanced Master of Science (M.S.) degree in Physician Assistant Studies is a 40-credit hour course of study which is offered through distance education. Candidates may choose a concentration in either Clinical Medicine or Education/Leadership. This degree-seeking program is only available to physician assistants who previously have graduated from a physician assistant program. For the PA without a bachelor's degree, a non-bachelor degree option is available (additional admission requirements apply).
Courses offered in the Clinical Medicine concentration are designed to broaden the clinical knowledge of practicing PAs. In addition to the didactic course work, the Clinical Medicine concentration requires 400 hours of direct patient care. This is typically completed at your current place of employment.
The Education/Leadership concentration is designed for the physician assistant who wishes to gain advanced training in the theory and practice of educating healthcare professionals.