Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies

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Quick Facts

Degree Level
Master's Degree
Average Accepted GPA
3.36 (2017 intake)
Minimum 3.0 requested to apply
Application Deadline
November 1
Program Start
Summer Trimester
Admits per Intake
30

About the Program

The Profession

The Physician Assistant profession enjoys constant growth and demand in the health care job market. With a 38% projected growth rate, opportunities to enter the field are multiplying at a rate outpacing the national average: more than 90,000 nationally certified PAs work across the country, with new jobs arriving daily.

The Program

The Physician Assistant program educates knowledgeable, compassionate and spiritually uplifting healthcare providers. Whether practicing locally, nationally or globally, our program moulds graduates embracing a mission of service to others.

PANCE Pass Rates

View NCCPA PANCE pass rate summary report (PDF)

Class of 2017
Graduation Year 2017
Number of First Time Takers 19
Program First Time Taker Pass Rate 84%
National First Time Taker Pass Rate for the Class Graduation Year 97%
Class of 2018
Graduation Year 2018
Number of First Time Takers 20
Program First Time Taker Pass Rate 100%
National First Time Taker Pass Rate for the Class Graduation Year Available in 2019
Class of 2019
Graduation Year 2019
Number of First Time Takers TBA
Program First Time Taker Pass Rate TBA
National First Time Taker Pass Rate for the Class Graduation Year TBA
Class of 2020
Graduation Year 2020
Number of First Time Takers TBA
Program First Time Taker Pass Rate TBA
National First Time Taker Pass Rate for the Class Graduation Year TBA
Class of 2021
Graduation Year 2021
Number of First Time Takers TBA
Program First Time Taker Pass Rate TBA
National First Time Taker Pass Rate for the Class Graduation Year TBA

Five Year First Time Taker Average Pass Rate for Program: 92%
Five year National First time Taker Average: 96%

To get a real sense of the Physician Assistant Program at ADU, you just have to see it. Here's where it all happens.