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 accredited PA program, scheduled to begin summer 2023, 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
PA Program Achieves Accreditation Provisional Status
One Step Closer to Starting Physician Assistant Program
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
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.
The Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the PA (ARC-PA) has granted Accreditation-Provisional status to the Cedarville University Physician Assistant Program sponsored by Cedarville University. 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.
Accreditation-Provisional does not ensure any subsequent accreditation status. It is limited to no more than five years from matriculation of the first class. The program's accreditation history can be viewed on the ARC-PA website.
Cedarville University anticipates matriculating its first class in May 2023. Comprehensive program policies are available to review and status updates will be posted as they occur; please contact us if you have questions about where we are in the process.