Physician Assistant (PA) Program*
Equipping and Discipling the Next Generation of Christian PAs
Discover a different kind of PA school.
Cedarville University is a unique place, where Jesus Christ and the Word of God are held in high regard. This affects everyone across our community, from the Board of Trustees to faculty and staff to students, and it affects everything we do throughout the curriculum and in our daily lives. You’ll find these same foundational principles ground our PA (Physician Assistant) program.
Cedarville’s developing PA program, scheduled to begin summer 2023 pending professional accreditation, will equip you through excellent, biblically focused education to become a highly skilled healthcare practitioner who treats illness and addresses the needs of the whole patient. The 24-month Master of Medical Science in PA Studies (M.M.Sc.-PA) is offered on Cedarville University's campus in southwest Ohio and provides you with access to high-quality medical education, committed faculty, and University resources alongside other strong graduate and undergraduate healthcare programs.
Anticipated Class Size
4-week Clinical Rotations
Months – Program Length
Growth Expected for PAs (2019-2029)**
Healthcare Profession in the U.S.
according to U.S. News and World Report
PAs Who Would Choose Their Career Again
In the News
One Step Closer to Starting Physician Assistant Program
New Physician Assistant Program Being Developed
Athletic and Academic Expansion
COMPLETED 5/22 – This two-story expansion houses a new weight room, a team room, and office/classroom space for the new Master of Athletic Training and PA Studies graduate programs.
Regional and State
The program is in the process of completing applications to both the Ohio Department of Higher Education and Higher Learning Commission for necessary approvals to offer the Master of Medical Science in PA Studies degree.
Cedarville University holds institutional accreditation and approval (including that of the Higher Learning Commission) to award undergraduate and graduate degrees. Contact the HLC for questions about the accreditation of Cedarville University.
Cedarville University has applied for Accreditation - Provisional from the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA). Cedarville University anticipates matriculating its first class in May 2023, pending achieving Accreditation - Provisional status at the September 2022 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 ARC-PA withholds accreditation, the Cedarville University PA Program will not accept students or commence with the program. Cedarville will provide a refund for paid deposits to individuals accepted into the program. CASPA application fees are non-refundable by Cedarville or CASPA.
Status updates will be posted as they are obtained; please contact us if you have questions about where we are in the process.