Accredited Programs

The 234 ARC-PA accredited PA programs are listed below in the listing of institutions that sponsor the programs. The listing is alphabetically by state, and includes information on the accreditation status of the programs and timing of next scheduled accreditation action. 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  Programs that are not in compliance with the degree requirement by January 1, 2021 will have their accreditation withdrawn.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 Review
ALUniversity of Alabama at Birmingham9/1/1975Mar-24
ALUniversity of South Alabama4/1/1996Sep-24
ARHarding University3/5/2005Sep-24
ARUniversity of Arkansas3/9/2013Sep-26
AZArizona School of Health Sciences10/1/1996Mar-24
AZMidwestern University (Glendale)9/18/1999Jun-18
AZNorthern Arizona University3/6/2012Sep-25
CACalifornia Baptist University (*provisional)3/12/2016Sep-18
CAChapman University (*provisional)9/8/2016Mar-19
CACharles R. Drew University (*provisional)3/12/2016Mar-19
CADominican University of California (*provisional)3/9/2017Mar-20
CALoma Linda University (**probation)9/15/2000Mar-19
CAMarshall B. Ketchum University (*provisional)3/7/2014Mar-19
CASamuel Merritt University4/1/1999Sep-19
CASouthern California University of Health Sciences (*provisional)3/12/2016Mar-19
CAStanford University3/1/1976Sep-22
CATouro University California9/2/2002Sep-19
CAUniversity of California-Davis3/1/1974Mar-27
CAUniversity of La Verne (*provisional)3/10/2018TBD
CAUniversity of Southern California (LA)10/1/1975Jun-19
CAUniversity of the Pacific (*provisional)9/8/2016Mar-19
CAWestern University of Health Sciences5/1/1990Mar-23
CORed Rocks Community College10/1/1998Mar-27
CORocky Vista University (*provisional)3/10/2018TBD
COUniversity of Colorado2/1/1973Sep-26
CTQuinnipiac University10/1/1995Sep-23
CTSacred Heart University (*provisional)3/12/2016Mar-19
CTUniversity of Bridgeport (**AP)9/4/2010Sep-23
CTUniversity of Saint Joseph (*provisional)9/8/2016Mar-19
CTYale University School of Medicine3/1/1975Sep-17
CTYale University – Online Program (*provisional)9/9/2017TBA
DCGeorge Washington University11/1/1972Sep-23
FLAdventist University of Health Sciences Orlando (**probation, *provisional)3/6/2015Jun-19
FLBarry University (D)10/1/1997Mar-26
FLFlorida Gulf Coast University (*provisional)3/9/2017Mar-20
FLFlorida International University Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine (*provisional)3/6/2015Mar-19
FLFlorida State University (*provisional)3/9/2017Mar-20
FLKeiser University (**probation)9/12/2009Sep-18
FLMiami-Dade College5/1/1998Sep-25
FLNova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale5/1/1994Mar-25
FLNova Southeastern University, Fort Myers3/5/2005Mar-28
FLNova Southeastern University, Jacksonville3/6/2009Mar-25
FLNova Southeastern University, Orlando3/8/2007Mar-24
FLSouth University, Tampa9/12/2009Mar-27
FLUniversity of Florida2/1/1973Sep-27
FLUniversity of South Florida (*provisional)9/8/2016Mar-19
GAAugusta University11/1/1973Jun-19
GAEmory University9/1/1972Mar-23
GAMercer University9/7/2007Sep-27
GASouth University in Savannah10/1/1997Sep-25
IADes Moines University4/1/1983Sep-25
IASt. Ambrose University (*provisional)3/7/2014Mar-19
IAUniversity of Dubuque (*provisional)3/12/2016Mar-19
IAUniversity of Iowa2/1/1973Mar-23
IDIdaho State University (D)4/1/1997Mar-25
ILDominican University (*provisional)9/8/2016Mar-19
ILMidwestern University (Downers Grove)5/1/1993Mar-23
ILNorthwestern University3/6/2010Mar-23
ILRosalind Franklin Univ of Medicine (formerly Finch)5/1/1993Mar-23
ILRush University3/6/2010Mar-24
ILSouthern Illinois University4/1/1997Mar-27
INButler University4/1/1996Mar-27
INIndiana State University9/4/2010Sep-23
INIndiana University School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences9/8/2012Mar-27
INTrine University (*provisional)3/10/2018TBD
INUniversity of Evansville (*provisional)9/8/2016Mar-19
INUniversity of Saint Francis (Fort Wayne)4/1/1997Mar-24
INValparaiso University (*provisional)3/10/2018TBD
KSWichita State University (**probation)11/1/1973Mar-20
KYSullivan University3/7/2014Mar-28
KYUniversity of Kentucky (D,
 **probation
)
11/1/1974Mar-19
KYUniversity of the Cumberlands (*provisional)9/6/2014Mar-19
LAFranciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University (Our Lady of the Lake College) (#)9/4/2010 #Sep-23
LALouisiana State University – New Orleans9/8/2012Mar-27
LALouisiana State University Health Sciences Center Shreveport (**probation)4/1/1996Sep-18
MABay Path University3/6/2012Sep-25
MABoston University School of Medicine PA Program  (*provisional)9/6/2013Sep-18
MAMCPHS University (Boston)4/1/2000Sep-22
MAMGH Institute of Health Professions (*provisional)9/6/2014Mar-19
MANortheastern University9/1/1972Mar-25
MASpringfield College4/1/1996Sep-26
MATufts University9/8/2012Mar-26
MAWestfield State University (*provisional)9/9/2017TBA
MDAnne Arundel Community College10/1/1996Sep-19
MDTowson University CCBC – Essex9/1/1972Sep-23
MEUniversity of New England4/1/1996Sep-26
MICentral Michigan University4/1/1996Mar-24
MIEastern Michigan University9/6/2013Mar-28
MIGrand Valley State University (**probation)10/1/1997Sep-18
MIUniversity of Detroit Mercy9/1/1972Jun-19
MIWayne State University4/1/1996Mar-23
MIWestern Michigan University9/1/1972Sep-27
MNAugsburg University10/1/1996Jun-19
MNBethel University3/9/2013Sep-26
MNCollege of St. Scholastica (*provisional)3/9/2017Sep-19
MNSaint Catherine University3/6/2012Sep-25
MOMissouri State University (formerly SWMS)10/1/1999Mar-21
MOSaint Louis University6/1/1973Mar-23
MOStephens College (*provisional)3/12/2016Mar-19
MOUniversity of Missouri – Kansas City9/6/2013Sep-27
MSMississippi College3/4/2011Mar-24
MTRocky Mountain College4/1/1996Mar-27
NCCampbell University3/4/2011Mar-24
NCDuke University Medical Center9/1/1972Mar-28
NCEast Carolina University10/1/1996Sep-25
NCElon University9/8/2012Sep-26
NCGardner Webb University (**probation)9/6/2013Mar-20
NCHigh Point University (*provisional)9/6/2014Jun-19
NCLenoir-Rhyne University (*provisional)9/11/2015Jun-18
NCMethodist University4/1/1996Sep-17
NCUniversity of North Carolina – Chapel Hill (*provisional)9/11/2015Mar-20
NCWake Forest University (Bowman Gray) (D)9/1/1972Sep-22
NCWingate University (D)3/6/2008Sep-24
NDUniversity of North Dakota12/1/1974Sep-26
NECollege of Saint Mary (*provisional)3/12/2016Jun-18
NEUnion College (**probation)10/1/1997Mar-19
NEUniversity of Nebraska (D)11/1/1974Mar-27
NHFranklin Pierce University (**probation)9/10/2009Sep-19
NHMCPHS University (Manchester/Worcester) (**probation)10/1/1998Sep-19
NJMonmouth University (*provisional, **probation)9/6/2013Mar-19
NJRutgers University3/1/1976Sep-26
NJSeton Hall University3/1/2001Mar-27
NMUniversity of New Mexico4/1/1997Sep-24
NMUniversity of St. Francis10/1/2000Sep-19
NVTouro University Nevada9/4/2004Mar-25
NVUniversity of Nevada, Reno (*provisional)3/10/2018TBD
NYAlbany Medical College11/1/1972Mar-28
NYClarkson University9/10/2011Mar-25
NYWeill Cornell Medicine Graduate School of Medical Sciences3/1/1975Mar-23
NYThe CUNY School of Medicine (formerly CCNY Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education) (**AP)1/1/1978Sep-24
NYCUNY York College3/4/2004Mar-28
NYDaemen College10/1/1997Mar-23
NYD’youville College10/1/1994Sep-19
NYHofstra University12/1/2001Sep-26
NYLe Moyne College4/1/1996Mar-21
NYLong Island University9/1/1972Mar-23
NYMarist College (*provisional)9/11/2015Jun-18
NYMercy College (**probation)4/1/1999Jun-19
NYNew York Institute of Technology10/1/1999Sep-19
NYPace University-Lenox Hill Hospital, NYC4/1/2000Sep-23
NYPace University- Pleasantville (*provisional)3/19/2017Mar-20
NYRochester Institute of Technology (**probation)10/1/1994Sep-19
NYSt. John’s University (formerly SVCMC)10/1/1995Mar-23
NYStony Brook University9/1/1972Sep-27
NYSUNY Downstate Medical Center10/1/1992Sep-19
NYSUNY Upstate Medical Center3/6/2009Sep-26
NYTouro College # (Bay Shore) (D, #)3/1/1991Sep-27
NYTouro College (Manhattan)4/1/1999Sep-24
NYWagner College4/1/1996Sep-19
OHBaldwin Wallace University (**probation)3/9/2013Sep-18
OHCase Western Reserve University (*provisional)3/12/2016Jun-18
OHCuyahoga Community College / Cleveland State University (**probation)3/1/1974Mar-17
OHKettering College3/1/1975Mar-24
OHLake Erie College (*provisional, **probation)9/6/2013Sep-2018
OHMarietta College3/1/2002Mar-28
OHMount St. Joseph University (*provisional)3/9/2017Jun-19
OHOhio Dominican University3/8/2012Sep-25
OHOhio University (*provisional,**probation)3/6/2015Mar-19
OHUniversity of Dayton (*provisional, **probation)3/7/2014Mar-19
OHUniversity of Findlay4/1/2000Sep-26
OHUniversity of Mount Union9/5/2008Mar-28
OHUniversity of Toledo (**probation)10/1/1996Mar-19
OKOklahoma City University (*provisional)9/11/2015Sep-19
OKUniversity of Oklahoma, Oklahoma City9/1/1972Sep-24
OKUniversity of Oklahoma, Tulsa9/7/2007Mar-24
OROregon Health & Science University10/1/1996Sep-25
ORPacific University10/1/1997Sep-17
PAArcadia University (D)4/1/1996Mar-28
PAChatham University4/1/1997Mar-24
PADeSales University4/1/1997Sep-17
PADrexel University9/1/1972Sep-25
PADuquesne University (**probation)10/1/1993Sep-18
PAGannon University10/1/1978Mar-27
PAKing’s College4/1/1979Mar-27
PALock Haven University (D)10/1/1997Sep-27
PAMarywood University4/1/1998Mar-26
PAMercyhurst University (*provisional)3/6/2015Sep-17
PAMisericordia University (*provisional)3/10/2018TBD
PAPenn State University9/6/2013Sep-27
PAPennsylvania College of Technology10/1/1996Sep-27
PAPhiladelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (D)4/1/1998Mar-28
PAThomas Jefferson University, East Falls Campus (D)10/1/1996Mar-28
PASaint Francis University9/1/1980Sep-26
PASalus University (formerly Pennsylvania College of Optometry) (F)3/8/2007Mar-24
PASeton Hill University10/1/1997Mar-24
PASlippery Rock University (*provisional)3/12/2016Jun-18
PATemple University Lewis Katz School of Medicine (*provisional)3/12/2016Sep-18
PAThomas Jefferson University (*provisional)3/7/2014Jun-18
PAUniversity of Pittsburgh9/10/2009Mar-28
PAUniversity of the Sciences of Philadelphia (*provisional, **probation)9/8/2012N/A
RIBryant University (*provisional)9/6/2014Jun-18
RIJohnson & Wales University (**probation, *provisional)9/6/2013Sep-17
SCCharleston Southern University (*provisional)9/9/2017TBA
SCFrancis Marion University (*provisional, **probation)3/12/2016Mar-19
SCMedical University of South Carolina10/1/1995Mar-23
SCNorth Greenville University (*provisional)9/8/2016Mar-19
SCUniversity of South Carolina, SOM (*provisional)9/8/2016Jun-19
SDUniversity of South Dakota4/1/1995Mar-23
TNBethel University (#)3/7/2008Mar-24
TNChristian Brothers University (*provisional) (#)9/9/2017TBA
TNLincoln Memorial University3/6/2009Mar-25
TNMilligan College (*provisional)9/9/2017TBA
TNSouth College9/7/2007Sep-27
TNTrevecca Nazarene University10/1/1978Mar-23
TNUniversity of Tennessee Health Science Center (Memphis) (*provisional, **probation)9/6/2013Mar-19
TXBaylor College of Medicine2/1/1973Jun-19
TXHardin-Simmons University (*provisional)3/9/2017Mar-20
TXInterservice4/1/1996Sep-25
TXTexas Tech University Health Sciences Center4/1/1999Mar-23
TXUniversity of North Texas HS Center Ft Worth4/1/1997Sep-24
TXUniversity of Texas – HS Center at San Antonio10/1/2000Mar-28
TXUniversity of Texas – Medical Branch at Galveston (**probation)2/1/1973Jun-19
TXUniversity of Texas Rio Grande Valley10/1/1999Sep-23
TXUT Southwestern – School of Health Professions11/1/1973Mar-23
UTRocky Mountain University of Health Professions (*provisional)3/6/2015Mar-19
UTUniversity of Utah (D)11/1/1972Mar-26
VAEastern Virginia Medical School10/1/1998Mar-26
VAEmory & Henry College (*provisional)3/9/2017Sep-19
VAJames Madison University4/1/1999Sep-26
VAJefferson College of Health Sciences (formerly CHS)4/1/1997Mar-23
VAUniversity of Lynchburg (*provisional)3/6/2015Mar-19
VAMary Baldwin University (Murphy Deming College of Health Sciences)  (**probation)9/11/2015Mar-20
VAShenandoah University (D)8/1/2001Mar-25
VASouth University, Richmond (*provisional)9/8/2016Jun-19
WAHeritage University (*provisional,**probation)3/7/2014Sep-18
WAUniversity of Washington (D)2/1/1973Sep-19
WICarroll University9/4/2010Sep-23
WIConcordia University3/9/2013Sep-26
WIMarquette University4/1/1997Sep-23
WIUniversity of Wisconsin – La Crosse4/1/1997Sep-27
WIUniversity of Wisconsin – Madison3/1/1977Sep-25
WVAlderson-Broaddus University (#)9/4/2010 Sep-23
WVUniversity of Charleston9/8/2012Sep-26
WVWest Liberty University9/9/2011Mar-25