September 2007
PAEA Networker

Degree Programs for Graduate
Physician Assistants Offered at PAEA's
Member Programs*

State

 

Program/
Distance or
Campus-Based

 

Degree Conferred/
Entrance Requirements

 

Specialty Tracks/
Contacts

             
AZ   Arizona School of Health Sciences, a school of A.T. Still University, Mesa, Arizona/
Distance learning program; clinicals may be completed in student's local area. Graduation is the only mandatory campus time.
 

Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies/

Entrance requirements

  • Graduation from accredited PA program
  • GPA
  • NCCPA certification
  • One year clinical practice postgraduation from PA program
  • Non-bachelor's option available

 

 

Concentrations
1. Family and Emergency
Medicine
2. Education and Leadership
3. Forensic Medicine

Contact:

(480) 219-6118 or
(877) 469-2878
onlineinquiry@atsu.edu
Web: www.atsu.edu

             

State

 

Program/
Distance or
Campus-Based

 

Degree Conferred/
Entrance Requirements

 

Specialty Tracks/
Contacts

             
DC   George Washington University, Washington, D.C./Distance learning program  

Master of Science in Health Sciences/

Entrance requirements

  • Bachelor's degree from accredited institution
  • GPA

Bachelor's degree distance program for non-BS prepared PAs:

Other bachelor's degree distance programs are available in the following two majors:

1. Clinical Research Administration

2. Emergency Health Services Management

A combined bachelor's/master's degree option, an accelerated pathway to the master's degree, is available for those without bachelor's degrees. Two programs are offered:

1. Clinical Management and Leadership/Clinical Practice Management

2. Clinical Research Administration

 

Fields of study available
1. Clinical Practice
Management

2. Clinical Research
Administration
3. End-of-Life Care
4. Emergency Services
Management

For master's-level programs, contact:
Camille Jackson
(202) 994-7755
hspcsj@gwumc.edu

For bachelor's-level programs (including the combined degree option), contact:
Anthony White
(202) 994-3564
hsdisted@gwu.edu

 

 

             

State

 

Program/
Distance or
Campus-Based

 

Degree Conferred/
Entrance Requirements

 

Specialty Tracks/
Contacts

             
FL   Nova Southeastern University–Fort Lauderdale, Florida/
Most coursework available online, depending on track
 

Master of Health Science/

Entrance requirements

  • Bachelor's degree from regionally accredited institution
  • GPA
  • Prior health care experience

An accelerated dual Master of Health Science/Doctor of Health Science program is also available

 

Tracks available
1. Generalist
2. Sports Medicine
3. Higher Education
4. Health Law

 

Contact:
Sandrine
Gaillard-Kenney, MA
Director,
Nova Southeastern Univ.
Associate Chair, Dept. of
Health Science
Master of Health Science
Program
(800) 356-0026, ext 1260
gaillard@nsu.nova.edu

 

             

State

 

Program/
Distance or
Campus-Based

 

Degree Conferred/
Entrance Requirements

 

Specialty Tracks/
Contacts

             
GA   Emory University School of Medicine/Distance learning, with several brief visits to campus each year  

Masters of Medical Science in Career PA (MMSc)/

Entrance requirements

  • Graduation from an accredited PA program
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Two years patient care experience
  • NCCPA certification
  • GRE
  • References

 

 

Specialty tracks
1. Administration
2. Clinical Care
3. Teaching

 

 

Contact:
Tom Himelick, PA-C, MMSc
Coordinator of Career Master
of Medical Science Program
(877) 856-1021
thimelick@Learn
Link.Emory.Edu

             

State

 

Program/
Distance or
Campus-Based

 

Degree Conferred/
Entrance Requirements

 

Specialty Tracks/
Contacts

             
MI   University of Detroit Mercy, Michigan/
Campus-based, with distance learning for some courses
 

Master of Science/

Entrance requirements

  • Bachelor's degree from accredited institution
  • Graduation from accredited PA program
  • Undergraduate GPA
 

Specialty track
Administrative Leadership

 

 


Contact: PA Program Office
(313) 993-1930
dickeyla@udmercy.edu

 

             

State

 

Program/
Distance or
Campus-Based

 

Degree Conferred/
Entrance Requirements

 

Specialty Tracks/
Contacts

             
NY   Stony Brook
University: Long Island and Manhattan locations/
A part-time program using a combination of campus based, distance learning, and hybrid courses
 

Master of Science with
elective concentrations in
research, administration,
and education.

Entrance requirements

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Graduation from accredited PA program
  • GPA
  • Transcripts from all postsecondary schools
  • NCCPA certification
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Online application with essay
 

Specialty track option (in addition to MS degree option)
Advanced Certificate in
Health Care Management



Contact:
Lynn Timko-Swaim, MS, RPA-C
Director, PA Postprofessional
Education
(631) 444-2029
paprogram@stonybrook.edu

Web: http://www.
hsc.stonybrook.edu/
shtm/papmp/index.cfm

             

State

 

Program/
Distance or
Campus-Based

 

Degree Conferred/
Entrance Requirements

 

Specialty Tracks/
Contacts

             

SC

  Medical University of South Carolina/Distance education  

Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies (MSPAS)

Entrance requirements

  • Bachelor's degree from accredited PA program
  • NCCPA certification
  • License to practice medicine in your state
  • Letter of recommendation from supervising physician
 

Required three-credit
courses
1. Research Methodology
2. Advanced
Clinical Problem Solving
3. Evidence-Based Medicine
4. Graduate Project

Applications are available
on the Web at
http://www.musc.edu/em
/admissions

 

Contact:
Paul F. Jacques, DHSc,
PA-C
(843) 792-2649
jacquesp@musc.edu

This is by no means an exhaustive listing of programs open to practicing PAs. These opportunities are those our member programs have informed us of that exist at their host institutions.

Please note that the fellowships and residencies member programs that comprise the Association of Postgraduate Programs (APPAP) are not included in this listing. Full descriptions of the APPAP programs are available at www.appap.org.

If your institution offers a degree completion program for practicing PAs, we will be happy to help you publicize that information. Our audience will be mainly practicing PAs wishing to further their education. Send details in the following categories to Eileen Evans at eevans@paeaonline.org.

  1. Program name and state
  2. Name of contact person (to provide additional details about the program, along with his or her phone number and e-mail address)
  3. Degree conferred
  4. Whether the program is campus-based or is offered by distance learning
  5. Entrance requirements for entrance
  6. Specialty tracks available (links to additional information on your Web site describing tracks are helpful)

Questions may be addressed to Ms. Evans at (703) 548-5538, ext. 307.