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Physician Assistant Studies, M.S.

Blend high-tech lab study and clinical rotations at top healthcare facilities as you prepare for a career diagnosing diseases, developing treatment plans, assisting in surgery, and providing holistic care.

What You’ll Learn

The career-focused Physician Assistant Studies, M.S. provides you with a strong foundation in science, medicine, research, and transcultural patient care as you build your professional network and prepare for the Physician Assistant National Certification Examination.

You’ll benefit from working closely with our highly-skilled faculty with a combined 70+ years of clinical practice experience in a broad range of disciplines, from family medicine and general surgery to gastroenterology, obstetrics and gynecology, psychiatry, pediatrics, and more.

You’ll also benefit from a number of cutting-edge facilities, including the Institute for Clinical Competence with robotic simulation models and well-trained standardized patients, as well as a state-of-the-art anatomy lab.

You’ll spend an entire year immersed in clinical rotations, gaining actionable experience in well-rounded, challenging, and diverse clinical environments that prepare you for real-world challenges. Rotation spots include outstanding hospital systems and private practices in New York City and Long Island, with flexibility for out-of-state/home-state options.


  • Brookdale University Hospital Medical Center
  • Catholic Health Services of Long Island
  • Mount Sinai Health System
  • Montefiore Medical Center
  • New York-Presbyterian
  • Northwell Health
  • NYU Winthrop Hospital

Career Options

  • Cardiology
  • Dermatology
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Family Practice
  • Internal Medicine
  • Neurology
  • Pediatrics
  • Surgery
Jessica Estanislau (M.S.’16)

Adjunct Professor

As a practicing PA and an adjunct professor, Jessica works with third-year students out on rotations, reading and evaluating their patient notes and offering feedback on how they can improve their documentation.

Alessandra Capizzi (M.S. ’14)

New York-Presbyterian

Alessandra decided on New York Tech when she discovered students’ high first-time pass rates for PANCE and the various on-campus facilities like the anatomy, nursing, and patient simulation labs.

Dane Masuda (M.S. ’14)

U.S. Navy

Working on a U.S. Naval ship off the coast of Japan, Dane helps provide primary care to those living and working onboard, handling everything from military physicals to injuries and sick care.


“Overall, the program was an incredible experience. It prepared me for my employment and made me build confidence, make friends and allies, and ultimately made me ready to become a hard-working physician assistant.”

Physician Assistant Studies M.S., alumnus

Exceptional experiences.
Outstanding outcomes.



9 of 10




ARC-PA Accreditation Logo

The Physician Assistant program has received Accreditation-Continued status from the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant, Inc. (ARC-PA).

How You’ll Succeed

For your capstone project, you’ll conduct original research and collaborate across disciplinary lines through Interprofessional Educational Collaborative (IPEC) learning and activities with other New York Tech medical, physical and occupational therapy, nursing, and nutrition students.

Upon graduation, you’ll be eligible to take the Physician Assistant National Certification Exam (PANCE) and prepared to work clinically as a new PA graduate, equipped with sought-after ultrasound skills.

ARC-PA Accreditation Logo


The Physician Assistant program has received Accreditation-Continued status from the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant, Inc. (ARC-PA).