Thomas Jefferson University
Jefferson College of Health Professions
Department of Physician Assistant Studies


East Falls Campus

A Physician Assistant (PA) is a nationally-certified, state licensed healthcare provider who practices under the supervision of a physician. PAs provide a large range of medical and surgical services and can be found in almost every healthcare setting. Under physician supervision, PAs conduct physical examinations, order and interpret diagnostic tests, diagnose and treat illnesses, provide patient counseling, assist in the operating room and prescribe medications.

Students are awarded a Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies (MSPAS) degree upon successful completion of our Program.

This option is designed for students who have already completed a bachelor’s degree or who will be completing a bachelor’s degree before matriculation into the graduate physician assistant program. It is designed as a full-time 25-month course of study beginning in July of each year.   This program awards an MS in Physician Assistant Studies at its conclusion.

East Falls & New Jersey Program Accreditation

The program options at the East Falls Campus and New Jersey Campus are fully accredited by the Accreditation Review Commission of Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA).

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