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Physician Assistant (PA) Program*

Equipping and Discipling the Next Generation of Christian PAs

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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 Physician Assistant program.

Cedarville’s developing physician assistant 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.

Earn your Master of Medical Science in Physician Assistant Studies (M.M.Sc.-PA)

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Admissions

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Curriculum

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Program Outcomes

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Quick Facts

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In the News

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One Step Closer to Starting Physician Assistant Program

This summer, both the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) and the Ohio Department of Higher Education (ODE) approved Cedarville University to offer the PA degree program.
The New Callan Extension to Be Built on Campus

Athletic and Academic Expansion

This two-story expansion will house a new weight room, expanded locker rooms, a team room, and office/classroom space for a new Master of Athletic Training and Physician Assistant Program.

New PA program

New Physician Assistant Program Planned for May 2022

Alumnus Jason Grahame '99 will serve as the director.

Get Involved

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Physician Assistant Faculty Employment

Review current position openings and consider applying.

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Invitation to Preceptors

Seeking qualified healthcare professionals to serve as preceptors for our developing PA program.

Engage with students as a preceptor!

Accreditation

Regional and State

The program received the approvals of the Ohio Department of Higher Education and Higher Learning Commission in Summer 2021 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.

Professional

*Cedarville University is developing its application 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.