Physician Assistant Program
Eligibility Track

As one of the top Pre-Physician Assistant programs in the state of Pennsylvania, Marywood University provides the knowledge needed to diagnose, treat, educate, and empower patients – and preparation for the ever-changing health care field. Students focused on achieving their goals, who can meet rigorous program standards, will succeed in our program.

Admission to the PA Eligibility Track is selective, as students must maintain high standards required for admittance to the professional phase. All PA Eligibility Track students must apply and pass admission standards in order to enter the professional phase of the program. Students' academic progress is closely monitored by an academic advisor who is a graduate PA Program faculty member.

M.S. Physician Assistant Degree Information

PA Program Overview

The Master of Physician Assistant Studies program is 24 months in duration and begins in May.

  • Didactic Year: The first 12 months are didactic and include classroom and laboratory work in basic and applied medical science. Typical classes are Monday through Friday and include 40 hours of coursework per week.
  • Clinical Year: The final 12 months are clinical and include ten 5-week rotations. Students return to Marywood at the end of every 5-week rotation to participate in End-of-Rotation examinations, lectures geared toward PANCE review, and professional development activities. 

Please note: Those students interested in the Pre-Physician Assistant/Pre-Professional phase of the program should contact the Science Department.