PA Schools by State 2022

Physician’s assistants are what they sound like – assistant physicians. Pas can diagnose illness and prescribe medication. Physician assistants have many of the same responsibilities as doctors; however, they work under the supervision of a doctor or surgeon.

PA programs are highly competitive and require prerequisite college coursework that is similar to premedical studies. Individuals looking to become PAs are encouraged to look into potential programs their freshman year of undergraduate to plan out which prerequisites they will take and to look into internships or jobs in the health care field to gain experience. To become a PA, they will complete an accredited PA program, become certified, obtain a state license, and maintain their certification by complete 100 hours of continuing medical education credits every two years and take a recertification exam every 10 years.

The Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant, Inc. (ARC-PA) has been the accrediting organization for PA programs since 2001. There are currently 254 ARC-PA accredited programs in the United States. Below is a list of these programs by state.


  • Samford University
  • University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • University of South Alabama


  • Harding University
  • University of Arkansas


  • Arizona School of Health Sciences
  • Midwestern University (Glendale)
  • Northern Arizona University


  • California Baptist University
  • California State University – Monterey Bay
  • Chapman University
  • Charles R. Drew University
  • Dominican University of California
  • Loma Linda University
  • Marshall B. Ketchum University
  • Samuel Merritt University
  • Southern California University of Health Sciences
  • Stanford University
  • Touro University California
  • University of California – Davis
  • University of La Verne
  • University of South California
  • Univeristy of the Pacific
  • Western University of Health Sciences


  • Colorado Mesa University
  • Red Rocks Community College
  • Rocky Vista University
  • University of Colorado


  • Quinnipiac University
  • Sacred Heart University
  • University of Bridgeport
  • University of Saint Joseph
  • Yale University Physician Associate Program
  • Yale University Physician Assistant Online Program

District of Columbia


  • Advent Health University
  • Barry University
  • Florida Gulf Coast University
  • Florida International University Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine
  • Florida State University
  • Gannon University – Ruskin
  • Keiser University
  • Miami-Dade College
  • Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale
  • Nova Southeastern University, Fort Meyers
  • Nova Southeastern University, Jacksonville
  • Nova Southeastern University, Orlando
  • South University, Tampa
  • University of Florida
  • University of South Florida
  • University of Tampa


  • Augusta University
  • Emory University
  • Mercer University
  • Morehouse School of Medicine
  • South University in Savannah


  • Idaho State University


  • Dominican University
  • Midwestern University (Downers Grove)
  • Northwestern University
  • Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine
  • Rush University
  • Southern Illinois University


  • Butler University
  • Franklin College
  • Indiana State University
  • Indiana University School of Health and Human Sciences Master of Physician Assistant Studies Program (IUPUI)
  • Trine University
  • University of Evansville
  • University of Saint Francis (Fort Wayne)
  • Valparaiso University


  • Des Moines University
  • Northwestern College
  • St. Ambrose University
  • University of Dubuque
  • University of Iowa


  • Wichita State University


  • Sullivan University
  • University of Kentucky
  • University of the Cumberlands
  • University of the Cumberlands, Northern Kentucky Campus


  • Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University (Our Lady of the Lake College)
  • Louisiana State University – New Orleans
  • Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center Shreveport
  • Xavier University of Louisiana



  • Frostburg State University
  • Towson University CCBC – Essex
  • University of Maryland Baltimore (Anne Arundel Community College)
  • University of Maryland Eastern Shore


  • Bay Path University
  • Boston University School of Medicine PA Program
  • MCPHS University (Boston)
  • MGH Institute of Health Professions
  • Northeastern University
  • Springfield College
  • Tufts University
  • Westfield State University


  • Central Michigan University
  • Eastern Michigan University
  • University of Detroit Mercy
  • Wayne State University
  • Western Michigan University


  • Augsburg University
  • Bethel University
  • College of St. Scholastica
  • Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences
  • Saint Catherine University


  • Mississippi State College


  • Missouri State University
  • Saint Louis University
  • Stephens College
  • University of Missouri – Kansas City


  • Rocky Mountain College


  • College of Saint Mary
  • Creighton University
  • Union College
  • University of Nebraska Medical Center


  • Touro University Nevada
  • University of Nevada, Reno

New Hampshire

  • Franklin Pierce University
  • MCPHS University (Manchester/Worchester)

New Jersey

  • College of Saint Elizabeth
  • Monmouth University
  • Rutgers University
  • Seton Hall University

New Mexico

  • University of New Mexico
  • University of St. Francis

New York

  • Albany Medical College
  • Clarkson University
  • Weill Cornell Medicine Graduate School of Medical Sciences
  • The CUNY School of Medicine
  • CUNY York College
  • Daeman College
  • D’youville College
  • Hofstra University
  • Le Moyne College
  • Long Island University
  • Marist College
  • Mercy College
  • New York Institute of Technology
  • Pace University – Lenox Hill Hospital, NYC
  • Pace University – Pleasantville
  • Rochester Institute of Technology
  • St. Bonaventure University
  • St. John’s University
  • Stony Brook University
  • SUNY Downstate Medical Center
  • SUNY Upstate Medical Center
  • Touro College (Bay Shore)
  • Touro College (Manhattan)
  • Wagner College

North Carolina

  • Campbell University
  • Duke University Medical Center
  • East Carolina University
  • Elon University
  • Gardner Webb University
  • High Point University
  • Lenoir-Rhyne University
  • Methodist University
  • Pfeiffer University
  • University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill
  • Wake Forest University
  • Wingate University

North Dakota

  • University of North Dakota


  • Baldwin Wallace University
  • Case Western Reserve University
  • Kettering College
  • Lake Erie College
  • Marietta College
  • Mount St. Joseph University
  • Ohio Dominican University
  • Ohio University
  • University of Dayton
  • University of Findlay
  • University of Mount Union
  • University of Toledo


  • Oklahoma City University
  • University of Oklahoma, Oklahoma City
  • University of Oklahoma, Tulsa


  • Oregon Health and Science University
  • Pacific University


  • Arcadia University
  • Chatham University
  • DeSales University
  • Drexel University
  • Duquesne University
  • Gannon University
  • King’s College
  • Lock Haven University
  • Marywood University
  • Mercyhurst University
  • Misericordia University
  • Penn State University
  • Pennsylvania College of Technology
  • Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Thomas Jefferson University, East Falls Campus
  • Saint Francis University
  • Salus University
  • Seton Hill University
  • Slippery Rock University
  • Temple University Lewis Katz School of Medicine
  • Thomas Jefferson University, Center City Campus
  • University of Pittsburgh
  • University of the Sciences

Rhode Island

  • Bryant University
  • Johnson & Wales University

South Carolina

  • Charleston Southern University
  • Francis Marion University
  • Medical University of South Carolina
  • North Greenville University
  • Presbyterian College
  • University of South Carolina, SOM

South Dakota

  • University of South Dakota


  • Bethel University
  • Christian Brothers University
  • Lincoln Memorial University
  • Lipscomb University
  • Milligan College
  • South College, - Knoxville
  • South College – Nashville
  • Trevecca Nazarene University
  • University of Tennessee Health Science Center (Memphis)


  • Baylor College of Medicine
  • Hardin-Simmons University
  • Army Medical Center of Excellence
  • Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
  • University of North Texas HS Center Ft. Worth
  • University of Texas – HS Center at San Antonio
  • University of Texas – Medical Branch at Galveston
  • University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
  • University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Southwestern School of Health Professions


  • Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions
  • University of Utah


  • Eastern Virginia Medical School
  • Emory & Henry College
  • James Madison University
  • Radford University
  • University of Lynchburg
  • Mary Baldwin University
  • Shenandoah University
  • South University, Richmond


  • Heritage University
  • University of Washington

West Virginia

  • Alderson-Broaddus University
  • University of Charleston
  • West Liberty University
  • West Virginia University


  • Carroll University
  • Concordia University
  • Marquette University
  • University of Wisconsin – La Crosse
  • University of Wisconsin – Madison

PA Schools by State 2022