Physician Assistant Studies, M.S.
Kean University's Physician Assistant Studies program has applied for Accreditation - Provisional from the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA). The program will start accepting applications in mid-August 2020.
Physician assistants (PAs) are medical professionals who diagnose illness, develop and manage treatment plans, prescribe medications and often serve as a patient’s principal healthcare provider. With thousands of hours of medical training, PAs are versatile and collaborative. Physician assistants practice in every state and in every medical setting and specialty, improving healthcare access and quality.
The Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies program prepares our graduates to provide evidence-based, equitable health care to diverse populations and who value service to others as well as life-long learning. The physician assistant studies program is a 29-month, 105-credit-hour course of study leading to a master’s degree in physician assistant studies. This is a full-time, cohort-based program.
- Priority Deadline: January 15
- Regular Deadline: April 2
Physician Assistants are medical professionals who diagnose illnesses, develop treatment plans and prescribe medications. They practice in every medical setting and specialty, and they often serve as a patient’s principal healthcare provider. The profession consistently shows job growth, with the Bureau of Labor Statistics predicting a 31% growth rate from 2018 to 2028.
Kean University's Physician Assistant Studies program has applied for Accreditation - Provisional from the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA). Kean University Physician Assistant Studies Program anticipates matriculating its first class in September 2021, pending achieving Accreditation - Provisional status at the March 2021 ARC-PA meeting. Accreditation - Provisional is an accreditation status granted when the plans and resource allocation, if fully implemented as planned, of a proposed program that has not yet enrolled students appear to demonstrate the program’s ability to meet the ARC-PA Standards or when a program holding Accreditation-Provisional status appears to demonstrate continued progress in complying with the Standards as it prepares for the graduation of the first class (cohort) of students.
In the event that the PA program does not receive Accreditation - Provisional status, the program will not start as planned. The class anticipated to matriculate in September 2021 will receive a full refund of any deposit or tuition paid. Please note that the application fee of $75.00 is non-refundable.
For more information regarding accreditation, please see the ARC-PA website: http://www.arc-pa.org
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