Department of Physician Assistant Studies

Physician Assistant Studies BS/MS Pathways

The Undergraduate Entry option is designed for students who have found their niche in health care as a physician assistant early in their academic career. 


Accelerated Health Sciences BS/Physician Assistant MS

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.


Health Sciences BS/Pre-Physician Assistant

Students in this pathway are admitted to the 4-year BS in Health Sciences program at the time of initial application. They are not guaranteed admission to the MS in Physician Assistant Studies program. Students must later submit a formal application to the MS program and will be guaranteed an interview.

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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.

Outcomes & Careers

Physician Assistant has been named one of the fastest growing professions in the U.S. by the Bureau of Labor & Statistics, with an expected 38.4% increase in jobs by 2020. Take a look at the jobs available to you.