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Masters in Physician Assistant Studies

The physician assistant profession can be a lucrative career path since demand for physician assistants is expected to increase rapidly, with competitive salaries, over the next decade. University of the Cumberlands is proud to offer the Physician Assistant Masters Degree program through both our Williamsburg and Northern Kentucky Campuses, for your convenience. 

Curiccula for our MS in Physician Assistant Studies is comprised of basic, behavioral and pre-clinical sciences of medicine. You will also learn the foundational clinical and critical thinking skills required for the clinical phase of our physician assistant graduate program. Upon completion of your studies, you will be prepared to integrate your knowledge of anatomy, physiology and other clinical sciences to evaluate patients, arrive at an appropriate differential and formulate the best plan of management.

Physician assistant (PA) required credit hours are earned through didactic coursework in a traditional classroom and laboratory settings. The second year of the Physician Assistant Studies program lets you use the skills you just learned through supervised clinical rotations in the field. These clinical rotations are designed to provide students with real-world experiences in family, internal and emergency medicine; surgery; psychiatry; pediatrics; and women’s health.

Our accredited Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies program, located in Williamsburg KY, is designed to teach you the skills you need to provide medical care to patients and can be completed in as little as 27 months. If you are looking for *accredited physician assistant programs, consider University of the Cumberlands, where you can earn real-world PA experience and prepare yourself for the rigors of the professional world. Call 855.791.7201 or simply fill out the form on this page for more information.

*University of the Cumberlands, Northern Kentucky Campus, has applied for provisional accreditation.

PA Information Day - Williamsburg Campus

You can now register for program information sessions at our Williamsburg cohort location.  The sessions are from 9 am - 11 am each day. Registration is not required, but recommended. 

Program Requirements

Williamsburg

Physician assistant (PA) requirements include 113 credit hours, 68 of which are earned through didactic coursework in traditional classroom and laboratory settings. All didactic coursework takes place on the university’s Williamsburg campus. The remaining 45 hours of the Physician Assistant Studies program are earned during the second year in the program through 10 supervised clinical rotations in the field, which are designed to provide students with real-world experiences in family, internal and emergency medicine; surgery; psychiatry; pediatrics; and women’s health.

Northern Kentucky

Physician assistant (PA) requirements include 113 credit hours, 68 of which are earned through didactic coursework in a traditional classroom and laboratory settings. All didactic coursework takes place on the university’s Northern Kentucky Campus. The remaining 45 hours of the Physician Assistant Studies program are earned during the second year in the program through professional coursework and 10 supervised clinical rotations in the field, which are designed to provide students with real-world experiences in emergency medicine, family medicine, internal medicine, general surgery, pediatrics, psychiatry, women’s health, and an elective.

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Phone: 606.539.4390
Tollfree: 800.343.1609 ext. 4390
Email: gradadm@ucumberlands.edu

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Williamsburg, KY 40769

Career Path

A University of the Cumberlands degree prepares you for the rigors of the professional world. Click the button to learn more about the exciting career opportunities you can pursue with this program.