Department of Health Science & Clinical Practice

New Program

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.

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. 

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Physician Assistant Studies

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.