Physician Assistant Studies Programs

Physician Assistant (PA) is a nationally-certified, state licensed healthcare provider who practices under the supervision of a physician. PAs conduct physical examinations, order and interpret diagnostic tests, diagnose and treat illnesses, provide patient counseling, assist in the operating room and prescribe medications.

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.

Your Degree Options

Jefferson offers several program options, depending on entry point and campus of interest.

  • Students can apply to enter as a freshman or as a graduate student.
  • There are three campuses, two of which are graduate entry only.

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
215-503-0106

East Falls Campus

Kay and Harold Ronson Health & Applied Science Building
4201 Henry Avenue, Suite 326
Philadelphia, PA 19144
215-951-2908

New Jersey Campus

443 Laurel Oak Road
Voorhees, NJ 08043
856-784-1282

Physician Assistant Studies Dual-Degrees

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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.