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Department of Physician Assistant Studies
Welcome to the University of North Dakota Department of Physician Assistant Studies! You are encouraged to learn more about our program and our students. The Department of Physician Assistant Studies offers a Master of Physician Assistant Studies (MPAS) degree for individuals yearning to learn the knowledge and skills to enter the PA profession. We are the only PA Program in North Dakota and have held continuous accreditation since 1974. Our unique dual track admission structure is geared towards clinically practicing health professionals and/or applicants with a background in science and health care. This innovative curricular design provides distinctive value to exceptional comprehensive physician assistant education.
Each new class of PA students begins in May. Instructions for application submission can be found under "Prospective Students".
The Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA) has granted Accreditation-Continued status to the University of North Dakota Physician Assistant Program sponsored by University of North Dakota. Accreditation-Continued is an accreditation status granted when a currently accredited program is in compliance with the ARC-PA Standards.
Accreditation remains in effect until the program closes or withdraws from the accreditation process or until accreditation is withdrawn for failure to comply with the Standards. The approximate date for the next validation review of the program by the ARC-PA will be March 2016. The review date is contingent upon continued compliance with the Accreditation Standards and ARC-PA policy.
The Program itself has achieved continuous accreditation status since 1974. In September 2009 the Program received the maximum number of years for re-Accreditation.