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Jul 17 2014

Medical Students Transition from Classroom to Clinic

Jul 15 2014

NYIT Awards Research Grants

Jul 15 2014

NYIT’s M.S. in Instructional Technology Approved in Abu Dhabi

Jul 10 2014

NYIT Names Executive Director for Abu Dhabi Campus

Jul 10 2014

NYIT Researcher Continues Discoveries of Links Between Thyroid Hormones and Heart Health

Jul 23 2014

NYIT New Student Orientation Day 2!

Jul 25 2014

NYITCOM Campus Tour

Jul 25 2014

Émigré Physicians Program (EPP) Application Day

Jul 27 2014

Abu Dhabi Campus to Close for Eid Al Fitr

Jul 29 2014

Graduate Tuesdays

Academic Program Options
The Physician Assistant program at NYIT is a 3-year graduate-level program which culminates in an MS degree in Physician Assistant Studies.  Applicants are required to have a BS or BA degree (preferably in a science or health-related field) before entering the program.  

Academically-strong recent high school graduates have the option of a 6-year course of study which allows BS Life Sciences (PA Option) students to complete only 3 years of undergraduate-level coursework before admission into the 3-year MS in Physician Assistant Studies program, if they meet certain standards.  

The descriptions and links below provide further information regarding these options.
 

M.S. Physician Assistant Studies

 

Combined B.S. Life Sciences/
M.S. Physician Assistant Studies

 

The M.S. degree in Physician Assistant Studies (MSPA) is a full-time, three-year (30 months onsite) program encompassing 98 credits that are spread over four semesters of didactic education and 48 weeks of intense clinical clerkships. 

This rigorous program adheres to strict academic standards, therefore it is strongly recommended that students do not work while enrolled.

Students who graduate from the MSPA program are eligible to sit for the Physician Assistant National Certifying Exam (PANCE) in order to practice as Physician Assistants. 

The program is accredited by the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA). 

 

 

 
 

The combined Bachelor of Science in Life Sciences/ Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies is a six-year (3 + 3) program available only for exceptional high school students.
Students enter as freshmen and in the first 3 years must progress through a 92-credit Bachelor of Science in Life Sciences (PA Option) curriculum

Minimum standards
 must be met to qualify for admission into the Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies program (MSPA), where the students will then be required to successfully complete a 3-year (98 credit) graduate level curriculum

Students who graduate from the MSPA program are eligible to sit for the Physician Assistant National Certifying Exam (PANCE) in order to practice as Physician Assistants.

This program does not accept transfers. Applicants already possessing a bachelor's degree are not eligible to apply for the B.S./M.S. program, and must apply directly to the Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies program. 
 

Please read this  Fact Sheet  before applying.