Physician Assistant Studies
|Pre-Physician Assistant, Minor||Minor|
The Physician Assistant (PA) Program at Idaho State University awards the Master of Physician Assistant Studies (MPAS) degree and a PA certificate upon completion of its 24-month graduate curriculum. A new class of students is enrolled each fall semester. In addition to a baccalaureate degree, students must have a cumulative prerequisite GPA of 3.0 or higher for the following required prerequisite courses: Biochemistry, Microbiology, Human Anatomy (as a single course or as part of a two semester combined anatomy and physiology course), Human Physiology (as a single course or as part of a two semester combined anatomy and physiology course), Statistics, and Abnormal Psychology (or Developmental Psychology throughout the Lifespan). For information about requirements and courses, please refer to the Graduate Catalog or the program website, https://www.isu.edu/pa/.
The program is fully accredited by the Accreditation Review Commission on the Education of Physician Assistants, Inc. (ARC-PA). Graduates of this program are eligible to take the NCCPA’s Physician Assistant National Certifying Exam (PANCE).