Department of Health Science & Clinical Practice
Doctor of Health Science
The Doctor of Health Science (DHSc) Program is the doctorate program for professionals seeking advancement in healthcare practice, education and policy. Our fully online program will accommodate students who are working healthcare professionals.
Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies
Jefferson offers two ARC-PA accredited programs. One program is located in Center City, Philadelphia and the other program is located in two different locations: East Falls section of suburban Philadelphia and Voorhees, New Jersey.
In our programs, Physician Assistants conduct physical examinations, order and interpret diagnostic tests, diagnose and treat illnesses, provide patient counseling, assist in the operating room and prescribe medications.
Physician Assistant Studies Dual-Degrees
Accelerated Health Sciences BS/Physician Assistant MS - Available at the East Falls/Voorhees program
This accelerated 5-year Dual-Degree program guarantees students admission to both the BS and MS program at the time of initial application. Students must meet the established progression criteria to maintain their seat in the program.
Public Health & Physician Assistant MS Dual Degree - Available at the Center City program
This Dual-Degree program is now offered for center city's current and new students. Physician Assistants with an MPH degree are prepared to make a difference at the patient's side and in the community. The degree provides advanced training in research, policy, advocacy, leadership, global health, health equity, and quality and safety.
Your Degree Options
Jefferson offers several Physician Assistant program options, depending on entry point and campus of interest.
- Students can apply to enter as a freshman or as a graduate student.
- Jefferson offers three campuses, two of which are graduate-entry only.
Frequently Asked Questions
According to U.S. News & World Report, Physician Assistant was ranked #1 for best jobs in 2021. As you begin your educational journey, learn how our programs will lead you to a successful career as a Physician Assistant.
Your Choice of Locations
The Department of Physician Assistant Studies offers programs in Center City or East Falls, Philadelphia and in Voorhees, New Jersey.
Center City Campus
130 South Ninth Street, 6th Floor
Health Professions Academic Building
Philadelphia, PA 19107
East Falls Campus
Kay and Harold Ronson Health & Applied Science Building
4201 Henry Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19144
New Jersey Campus
Jefferson at Voorhees
443 Laurel Oak Road
Voorhees, NJ 08043