Our program is one of 306 physician assistant programs in the nation accredited by the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant Inc. (ARC-PA).
Physician Assistant Practice
The College of Health Sciences and Professions offers a master’s degree in Physician Assistant Practice (MPAP) at the University’s Dublin Integrated Education Center in Dublin, Ohio.
The seven-semester, 27-month program is designed to prepare students to work in any clinical setting, with an emphasis on primary care in urban and rural medically under-served communities in Ohio and throughout Appalachia.
By the Numbers
About our Accreditation
Certifying Examination Results
Our program expects to achieve a first-time test taker PANCE pass rate above the national average. The PANCE is the Physician Assistant National Certifying Examination.
About our Rankings
Our program is tied for the second highest ranking in the state of Ohio, with a national ranking of #142 by U.S. News & World Report.
According to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics, PAs had a median annual salary in May 2020 of $115,390 with the top 10 percent of the profession earning more than $162,470.
Our Fast-Paced, Systems-Based Curriculum
The Ohio University physician assistant program curriculum is designed around seven distinct course series:
- Professional Development
- Foundational Sciences
- Clinical Nutrition
- Clinical Skills
- Clinical Medicine
- Clinical Practice