Accredited Programs

The 238 ARC-PA accredited PA programs are listed below in the listing of institutions that sponsor the programs. The listing is alphabetically by state. It includes information on the accreditation status of the programs, the timing of the next scheduled accreditation action and a summary of the commission’s actions. (Please note that some programs do not have commission actions identified from their initial accreditation, depending upon the date of those actions. From January 1, 1977-June 30, 1994, programs were accredited by the American Medical Association Committee on Allied Health Education and Accreditation [CAHEA]; from July 1, 1994-December 31, 2000, the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs [CAAHEP].) ARC-PA has been the accrediting organization since January 1, 2001.

Clicking in the State column should open the program’s or institution’s web page. Specific address information for programs can be found on their individual web sites. The Physician Assistant Education Association’s web site (PAEA) allows one to search for program by state.

Programs that do not currently offer a graduate degree must transition to conferring a graduate degree, which should be awarded by the sponsoring institution, upon all PA students who matriculate into the program after 2020. Programs that are not in compliance with the degree requirement by January 1, 2021 will have their accreditation withdrawn. Students who matriculate into such programs will be entering an unaccredited program.

SPECIAL NOTE: Please go to the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), for more information regarding accreditation, degree mills, and accreditation mill.

A listing of accredited clinical postgraduate programs is available here.

StateSponsoring Institution for Accredited ProgramDate First AccreditedNext ARC-PA ReviewActionsCurrent Accreditation Status
ALUniversity of Alabama at Birmingham9/1/1975Mar-24ViewContinued
ALUniversity of South Alabama4/1/1996Sep-24ViewContinued
ARHarding University3/5/2005Sep-24ViewContinued
ARUniversity of Arkansas3/9/2013Sep-26ViewContinued
AZArizona School of Health Sciences10/1/1996Mar-24ViewContinued
AZMidwestern University (Glendale)9/18/1999Jun-28ViewContinued
AZNorthern Arizona University3/6/2012Sep-25ViewContinued
CACalifornia Baptist University 3/12/2016Jun-20View
*Provisional
CACalifornia State University - Monterey Bay 6/23/2018TBDView*Provisional
CAChapman University 9/8/2016Mar-19View*Provisional
CACharles R. Drew University 3/12/2016Mar-19View*Provisional
CADominican University of California3/9/2017Mar-20View*Provisional
CALoma Linda University 9/15/2000Mar-19View**Probation
CAMarshall B. Ketchum University 3/7/2014Mar-19View*Provisional
CASamuel Merritt University4/1/1999Sep-19ViewContinued
CASouthern California University of Health Sciences 3/12/2016Mar-19View*Provisional
CAStanford University3/1/1976Sep-22ViewContinued
CATouro University California9/2/2002Sep-19ViewContinued
CAUniversity of California-Davis3/1/1974Mar-27ViewContinued
CAUniversity of La Verne 3/10/2018TBDView*Provisional
CAUniversity of Southern California (LA)10/1/1975Jun-19ViewContinued
CAUniversity of the Pacific 9/8/2016Mar-19View*Provisional
CAWestern University of Health Sciences5/1/1990Mar-23ViewContinued
COColorado Mesa University 9/28/2018TBDView*Provisional
CORed Rocks Community College10/1/1998Mar-27ViewContinued
CORocky Vista University 3/10/2018TBDView*Provisional
COUniversity of Colorado2/1/1973Sep-26ViewContinued
CTQuinnipiac University10/1/1995Sep-23ViewContinued
CTSacred Heart University 3/12/2016Mar-19View*Provisional
CTUniversity of Bridgeport9/4/2010Sep-23ViewContinued
CTUniversity of Saint Joseph 9/8/2016Mar-19View*Provisional
CTYale University School of Medicine3/1/1975Sep-27ViewContinued
CTYale University – Online Program 9/9/2017TBAView*Provisional
DCGeorge Washington University11/1/1972Sep-23ViewContinued
FLAdventHealth University 3/6/2015Jun-19View**Probation,*Provisional
FLBarry University 10/1/1997Mar-26ViewContinued,D
FLFlorida Gulf Coast University 3/9/2017Mar-20View*Provisional
FLFlorida International University Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine 3/6/2015Mar-19View*Provisional
FLFlorida State University 3/9/2017Mar-20View*Provisional
FLKeiser University9/12/2009Sep-20View **Probation
FLMiami-Dade College5/1/1998Sep-25ViewContinued
FLNova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale5/1/1994Mar-25ViewContinued
FLNova Southeastern University, Fort Myers3/5/2005Mar-28ViewContinued
FLNova Southeastern University, Jacksonville3/6/2009Mar-25ViewContinued
FLNova Southeastern University, Orlando3/8/2007Mar-24ViewContinued
FLSouth University, Tampa9/12/2009Mar-27ViewContinued
FLUniversity of Florida2/1/1973Sep-27ViewContinued
FLUniversity of South Florida 9/8/2016Mar-19View*Provisional
GAAugusta University11/1/1973Jun-19ViewContinued
GAEmory University9/1/1972Mar-23ViewContinued
GAMercer University9/7/2007Sep-27ViewContinued
GAMorehouse School of Medicine 9/28/2018TBDView*Provisional
GASouth University in Savannah10/1/1997Sep-25ViewContinued
IADes Moines University4/1/1983Sep-25ViewContinued
IASt. Ambrose University 3/7/2014Mar-19View*Provisional
IAUniversity of Dubuque 3/12/2016Mar-19View*Provisional
IAUniversity of Iowa2/1/1973Mar-23ViewContinued
IDIdaho State University 4/1/1997Mar-25ViewContinued,D
ILDominican University 9/8/2016Mar-19View*Provisional
ILMidwestern University (Downers Grove)5/1/1993Mar-23ViewContinued
ILNorthwestern University3/6/2010Mar-23ViewContinued
ILRosalind Franklin Univ of Medicine (formerly Finch)5/1/1993Mar-23ViewContinued
ILRush University3/6/2010Mar-24ViewContinued
ILSouthern Illinois University4/1/1997Mar-27ViewContinued
INButler University4/1/1996Mar-27View
Continued
INFranklin College 9/28/2018TBDView*Provisional
INIndiana State University9/4/2010Sep-23ViewContinued
INIndiana University School of Health & Human Sciences Master of Physician Assistant Studies Program (IUPUI)9/8/2012Mar-27ViewContinued
INTrine University 3/10/2018TBDView*Provisional
INUniversity of Evansville 9/8/2016Mar-19View*Provisional
INUniversity of Saint Francis (Fort Wayne)4/1/1997Mar-24ViewContinued
INValparaiso University 3/10/2018TBDView*Provisional
KSWichita State University 11/1/1973Mar-20View**Probation
KYSullivan University3/7/2014Mar-28ViewContinued
KYUniversity of Kentucky 11/1/1974Mar-19View**Probation,D
KYUniversity of the Cumberlands 9/6/2014Mar-19View*Provisional,#
LAFranciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University (Our Lady of the Lake College) 9/4/2010 #Sep-23ViewContinued,#
LALouisiana State University – New Orleans9/8/2012Mar-27ViewContinued
LALouisiana State University Health Sciences Center Shreveport4/1/1996Sep-26ViewContinued
MABay Path University3/6/2012Sep-25ViewContinued
MABoston University School of Medicine PA Program  9/6/2013Sep-20View**Probation
MAMCPHS University (Boston)4/1/2000Sep-22ViewContinued
MAMGH Institute of Health Professions 9/6/2014Mar-19View*Provisional
MANortheastern University9/1/1972Mar-25ViewContinued
MASpringfield College4/1/1996Sep-26ViewContinued
MATufts University9/8/2012Mar-26ViewContinued
MAWestfield State University 9/9/2017TBAView*Provisional
MDAnne Arundel Community College10/1/1996Sep-19ViewContinued
MDTowson University CCBC – Essex9/1/1972Sep-23ViewContinued
MEUniversity of New England 4/1/1996Sep-26ViewContinued,D
MICentral Michigan University4/1/1996Mar-24ViewContinued
MIEastern Michigan University9/6/2013Mar-28ViewContinued
MIGrand Valley State University 10/1/1997Sep-24ViewContinued
MIUniversity of Detroit Mercy9/1/1972Jun-19ViewContinued
MIWayne State University4/1/1996Mar-23ViewContinued
MIWestern Michigan University9/1/1972Sep-27ViewContinued
MNAugsburg University10/1/1996Jun-19ViewContinued
MNBethel University3/9/2013Sep-26ViewContinued
MNCollege of St. Scholastica 3/9/2017Sep-19View*Provisional
MNSaint Catherine University3/6/2012Sep-25ViewContinued
MOMissouri State University (formerly SWMS)10/1/1999Mar-21ViewContinued
MOSaint Louis University6/1/1973Mar-23ViewContinued
MOStephens College 3/12/2016Mar-19View*Provisional
MOUniversity of Missouri – Kansas City9/6/2013Sep-27ViewContinued
MSMississippi College3/4/2011Mar-24ViewContinued
MTRocky Mountain College4/1/1996Mar-27ViewContinued
NCCampbell University3/4/2011Mar-24ViewContinued
NCDuke University Medical Center9/1/1972Mar-28ViewContinued
NCEast Carolina University10/1/1996Sep-25ViewContinued
NCElon University9/8/2012Sep-26ViewContinued
NCGardner Webb University9/6/2013Mar-20View **Probation
NCHigh Point University 9/6/2014Jun-19View*Provisional
NCLenoir-Rhyne University 9/11/2015TBDView*Provisional
NCMethodist University4/1/1996Sep-27ViewContinued
NCUniversity of North Carolina – Chapel Hill 9/11/2015Mar-20View*Provisional
NCWake Forest University (Bowman Gray)9/1/1972Sep-22View Continued,D
NCWingate University 3/6/2008Sep-24ViewContinued,D
NDUniversity of North Dakota12/1/1974Sep-26ViewContinued
NECollege of Saint Mary 3/12/2016TBDView*Provisional
NEUnion College 10/1/1997Mar-19View**Probation
NEUniversity of Nebraska 11/1/1974Mar-27ViewContinued,D
NHFranklin Pierce University9/10/2009Sep-19View **Probation
NHMCPHS University (Manchester/Worcester)10/1/1998Sep-19View **Probation
NJMonmouth University 9/6/2013Mar-19View**Probation,*Provisional
NJRutgers University3/1/1976Sep-26ViewContinued
NJSeton Hall University3/1/2001Mar-27ViewContinued
NMUniversity of New Mexico4/1/1997Sep-24ViewContinued
NMUniversity of St. Francis10/1/2000Sep-19ViewContinued
NVTouro University Nevada9/4/2004Mar-25ViewContinued
NVUniversity of Nevada, Reno 3/10/2018TBDView*Provisional
NYAlbany Medical College11/1/1972Mar-28ViewContinued
NYClarkson University9/10/2011Mar-25ViewContinued
NYWeill Cornell Medicine Graduate School of Medical Sciences3/1/1975Mar-23ViewContinued
NYThe CUNY School of Medicine (formerly CCNY Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education) 1/1/1978Sep-24ViewContinued
NYCUNY York College 3/4/2004Mar-28ViewContinued
NYDaemen College10/1/1997Mar-23ViewContinued
NYD’youville College10/1/1994Sep-19ViewContinued
NYHofstra University12/1/2001Sep-26ViewContinued
NYLe Moyne College4/1/1996Mar-21ViewContinued
NYLong Island University9/1/1972Mar-23ViewContinued
NYMarist College 9/11/2015TBDView*Provisional
NYMercy College 4/1/1999Jun-19View**Probation
NYNew York Institute of Technology10/1/1999Sep-19ViewContinued
NYPace University-Lenox Hill Hospital, NYC4/1/2000Sep-23ViewContinued
NYPace University- Pleasantville3/19/2017Mar-20View *Provisional
NYRochester Institute of Technology 10/1/1994Sep-19View**Probation
NYSt. John’s University (formerly SVCMC)10/1/1995Mar-23ViewContinued
NYStony Brook University9/1/1972Sep-27ViewContinued,D
NYSUNY Downstate Medical Center10/1/1992Sep-19ViewContinued
NYSUNY Upstate Medical Center3/6/2009Sep-26ViewContinued
NYTouro College # (Bay Shore) 3/1/1991Sep-27ViewContinued,D,#
NYTouro College (Manhattan)4/1/1999Sep-24ViewContinued
NYWagner College4/1/1996Sep-19ViewContinued
OHBaldwin Wallace University 3/9/2013Jun-26ViewContinued
OHCase Western Reserve University 3/12/2016TBDView*Provisional
OHKettering College3/1/1975Mar-24ViewContinued
OHLake Erie College 9/6/2013Sep-28ViewContinued
OHMarietta College3/1/2002Mar-28ViewContinued
OHMount St. Joseph University 3/9/2017Jun-19View*Provisional
OHOhio Dominican University3/8/2012Sep-25ViewContinued
OHOhio University 3/6/2015Mar-19View**Probation,*Provisional
OHUniversity of Dayton 3/7/2014Mar-19View**Probation,*Provisional
OHUniversity of Findlay4/1/2000Sep-26ViewContinued
OHUniversity of Mount Union9/5/2008Mar-28ViewContinued
OHUniversity of Toledo 10/1/1996Mar-19View**Probation
OKOklahoma City University 9/11/2015Sep-19View*Provisional
OKUniversity of Oklahoma, Oklahoma City9/1/1972Sep-24ViewContinued
OKUniversity of Oklahoma, Tulsa9/7/2007Mar-24ViewContinued
OROregon Health & Science University10/1/1996Sep-25ViewContinued
ORPacific University10/1/1997Jun-27ViewContinued
PAArcadia University 4/1/1996Mar-28ViewContinued
PAChatham University4/1/1997Mar-24ViewContinued
PADeSales University4/1/1997Jun-27ViewContinued
PADrexel University9/1/1972Sep-25ViewContinued
PADuquesne University 10/1/1993Sep-20View**Probation
PAGannon University10/1/1978Mar-27ViewContinued
PAKing’s College4/1/1979Mar-27ViewContinued
PALock Haven University 10/1/1997Sep-27ViewContinued,D
PAMarywood University4/1/1998Mar-26ViewContinued
PAMercyhurst University 3/6/2015Mar-18View*Provisional
PAMisericordia University 3/10/2018TBDView*Provisional,#
PAPenn State University9/6/2013Sep-27ViewContinued
PAPennsylvania College of Technology10/1/1996Sep-27ViewContinued
PAPhiladelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine 4/1/1998Mar-28ViewContinued,D
PAThomas Jefferson University, East Falls Campus10/1/1996Mar-28ViewContinued,D
PASaint Francis University9/1/1980Sep-26ViewContinued
PASalus University (formerly Pennsylvania College of Optometry) 3/8/2007Mar-24ViewContinued,F
PASeton Hill University10/1/1997Mar-24ViewContinued
PASlippery Rock University 3/12/2016TBDView*Provisional
PATemple University Lewis Katz School of Medicine 3/12/2016Jun-20View*Provisional
PAThomas Jefferson University, Center City Campus3/7/2014Jun-28ViewContinued
PAUniversity of Pittsburgh9/10/2009Mar-28ViewContinued
PAUniversity of the Sciences of Philadelphia 9/8/2012N/AView**Probation,*Provisional
RIBryant University9/6/2014Jun-28ViewContinued
RIJohnson & Wales University 9/6/2013Sep-19View**Probation,*Provisional
SCCharleston Southern University 9/9/2017TBAView*Provisional
SCFrancis Marion University 3/12/2016Mar-19View**Probation,*Provisional
SCMedical University of South Carolina10/1/1995Mar-23ViewContinued
SCNorth Greenville University 9/8/2016Mar-19View*Provisional
SCUniversity of South Carolina, SOM 9/8/2016Jun-19View*Provisional
SDUniversity of South Dakota4/1/1995Mar-23ViewContinued
TNBethel University 3/7/2008Mar-24ViewContinued,#
TNChristian Brothers University 9/9/2017TBAView*Provisional,#
TNLincoln Memorial University3/6/2009Mar-25ViewContinued
TNLipscomb University 6/23/2018TBDView*Provisional
TNMilligan College 9/9/2017TBAView*Provisional
TNSouth College9/7/2007Sep-27ViewContinued
TNTrevecca Nazarene University10/1/1978Mar-23ViewContinued
TNUniversity of Tennessee Health Science Center (Memphis) 9/6/2013Mar-19View**Probation,*Provisional
TXBaylor College of Medicine2/1/1973Jun-19ViewContinued
TXHardin-Simmons University 3/9/2017Mar-20View*Provisional
TXInterservice4/1/1996Sep-25ViewContinued
TXTexas Tech University Health Sciences Center4/1/1999Mar-23ViewContinued
TXUniversity of North Texas HS Center Ft Worth4/1/1997Sep-24ViewContinued
TXUniversity of Texas – HS Center at San Antonio10/1/2000Mar-28ViewContinued
TXUniversity of Texas – Medical Branch at Galveston2/1/1973Jun-19View **Probation
TXUniversity of Texas Rio Grande Valley10/1/1999Sep-23ViewContinued
TXThe University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Southwestern School of Health Professions11/1/1973Mar-23ViewContinued
UTRocky Mountain University of Health Professions 3/6/2015Mar-19View*Provisional
UTUniversity of Utah 11/1/1972Mar-26ViewContinued,D
VAEastern Virginia Medical School10/1/1998Mar-26ViewContinued
VAEmory & Henry College 3/9/2017Sep-19View*Provisional
VAJames Madison University4/1/1999Sep-26ViewContinued
VAJefferson College of Health Sciences (formerly CHS)4/1/1997Mar-23ViewContinued
VAUniversity of Lynchburg 3/6/2015Mar-19View*Provisional
VAMary Baldwin University (Murphy Deming College of Health Sciences)  9/11/2015Mar-20View**Probation
VAShenandoah University 8/1/2001Mar-25ViewContinued,D
VASouth University, Richmond9/8/2016Jun-19View *Provisional
WAHeritage University 3/7/2014Sep-20View**Probation,*Provisional
WAUniversity of Washington2/1/1973Sep-19ViewContinued,D
WICarroll University9/4/2010Sep-23ViewContinued
WIConcordia University3/9/2013Sep-26ViewContinued
WIMarquette University4/1/1997Sep-23ViewContinued
WIUniversity of Wisconsin – La Crosse4/1/1997Sep-27ViewContinued
WIUniversity of Wisconsin – Madison3/1/1977Sep-25ViewContinued
WVAlderson-Broaddus University 9/4/2010 Sep-23ViewContinued,#
WVUniversity of Charleston9/8/2012Sep-26ViewContinued
WVWest Liberty University9/9/2011Mar-25ViewContinued