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 program is a 31 month, full-time program including academic and clinical education.
The Augsburg PA Program was the first in the state of Minnesota. We have a long history of success with our graduates consistently passing 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.
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remains in effect until the program closes or withdraws from the accreditation process or until accreditationis withdrawn for failure to comply with the Standards.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.
Between January and June, the PA program hosts information sessions for potential applicants. The sessions run approximately one and a half hours and provide an overview of the program, a summary of the application process, and a review of the prerequisites. Each session is limited to ten to fifteen attendees so that discussion can be facilitated in an effective manner.