Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies

Augsburg’s Department of Physician Assistant Studies educates generalist physician assistants oriented toward service to underserved populations, both in rural and urban settings. Our master’s program is a 31-month, full-time program including academic and clinical education.

Located in Minneapolis, Augsburg’s was the first physician assistant program in Minnesota. We have a proven track record of success; graduates of our PA program consistently pass their national board examination with above-average scores.

Our proven faculty and dedicated staff strive to provide our students with the best PA education possible. Our goal is to help graduates obtain their license and begin work as quickly as possible. Graduates find work in the following areas:

  • Physician Assistant
  • General Internal Medicine
  • Family Medicine
  • Geriatrics
  • Pediatrics
  • Women’s Medicine


The Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA) has granted Continued Accreditation to the Physician Assistant Program sponsored by Augsburg College. Continued accreditation is an accreditation status granted when a currently accredited program is in compliance with the ARC-PA Standards.

Continued Accreditation remains in effect until the program closes or withdraws from the accreditation process or until accreditations withdrawn for failure to comply with the Standards. The approximate date for the next comprehensive review of the program by ARC-PA will be September 2018.

Information Sessions

Between January and June, the PA program hosts information session for potential applicants on our Minneapolis campus. The sessions run approximately one and a half hours and provide an overview of the program, a summary of the application process, a review of the prerequisites and PA program requirements. Attendance at each session is limited so that discussion can be facilitated in an effective manner.