Master of Physician Assistant Science

The PA Program is currently housed on the UE campus; however, it will move to the new downtown academic health science and research center as soon as that facility is completed. This state-of-the-art multi-institutional campus will provide unique opportunities for inter-professional experiences among various health professional students, collaborative learning, and research opportunities.

PA Students in a classroom

Students can come to UE for an undergraduate degree to prepare them for the Master of Physician Assistant Science.

Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA) Status

The ARC-PA has granted Accreditation - Provisional status to the University of Evansville Physician Assistant Program sponsored by the University of Evansville.

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.

Physician Assistant Profession

Physician assistants are nationally certified and state-licensed health care professionals who provide direct patient care and work as part of a physician-led team in delivering a broad range of diagnostic, therapeutic, preventative, and health maintenance services. They work in diverse medical and surgical specialties including family and internal medicine, emergency care, pediatrics, obstetrics and gynecology, general surgery and sub-surgical specialties, and mental and behavioral health care. PAs work in a wide variety of settings including hospitals, clinics, physicians’ offices, and other health care facilities. For more information about the profession visit www.aapa.org.

The Bureau of Labor projects that the job outlook for physician assistants is very strong. Their estimate is for employment of physician assistants to grow 38 percent from 2012 to 2022, much faster than the average for all occupations. For more information visit www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/physician-assistants.htm.

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Accreditation

The University of Evansville is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. In addition, all of the University of Evansville's existing health and education professional programs for which specialty accreditation exists are accredited by the appropriate specialized accreditation body. Those agencies are the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education, the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation, the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education, and the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant.

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More Information

For additional information about the University of Evansville Master of Physician Assistant Science Program, please contact:

Billie Chandler
Program Administrator
Director of Admission
Physician Assistant Program
812-488-3400
bc185@evansville.edu