Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies

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Quick Facts

Degree Level
Master's Degree
Average Accepted GPA
3.46 (2022 intake)
Minimum 3.0 required to apply
Application Deadline
November 1
Program Start
Summer Trimester
Admits per Intake

About the Program

The Profession

The Physician Assistant profession enjoys constant growth and demand in the health care job market. Although competitive, opportunities to enter the field are multiplying at a rate outpacing the national average.

The Program

The AdventHealth University Physician Assistant Program’s mission is to educate knowledgeable and compassionate individuals as spiritually cognizant healthcare providers who embrace a mission of service to others.

Program Diversity Statement

The AdventHealth University Physician Assistant program is a graduate program awarding a Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies (MSPAS). Our program is committed to diversity in the student body and in the physician assistant workforce. We encourage persons from all socioeconomic, racial/ethnic, and religious backgrounds to apply.

Program Performance Info

PANCE Pass Rates

National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) Physician Assistant National Certifying Examination (PANCE) Performance Summary Report.

View PANCE Performance Report (PDF)

Program Attrition Rates
Graduated Classes
Class of 2019 Class of 2020 Class of 2021
Maximum entering class size
(as approved by ARC-PA)
30 30 30
Entering class size 30 29 30
Graduates 23 27 29
* Attrition rate 23% 7% 3%
**Graduation rate 77% 93% 97%

*Attrition rate calculation: Number of students who attritted from cohort divided by the entering class size.
**Graduation rate: Number of cohort graduates divided by the entering class size.