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 Programs that are not in compliance with the degree requirement by January 1, 2021 will have their accreditation withdrawn.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 ReviewActions
ALUniversity of Alabama at Birmingham9/1/1975Mar-24View
ALUniversity of South Alabama4/1/1996Sep-24View
ARHarding University3/5/2005Sep-24View
ARUniversity of Arkansas3/9/2013Sep-26View
AZArizona School of Health Sciences10/1/1996Mar-24View
AZMidwestern University (Glendale)9/18/1999Jun-28View
AZNorthern Arizona University3/6/2012Sep-25View
CACalifornia Baptist University (*provisional)3/12/2016Jun-20View
CACalifornia State University - Monterey Bay (*provisional)6/23/2018TBDView
CAChapman University (*provisional)9/8/2016Mar-19View
CACharles R. Drew University (*provisional)3/12/2016Mar-19View
CADominican University of California (*provisional)3/9/2017Mar-20View
CALoma Linda University (**probation)9/15/2000Mar-19View
CAMarshall B. Ketchum University (*provisional)3/7/2014Mar-19View
CASamuel Merritt University4/1/1999Sep-19View
CASouthern California University of Health Sciences (*provisional)3/12/2016Mar-19View
CAStanford University3/1/1976Sep-22View
CATouro University California9/2/2002Sep-19View
CAUniversity of California-Davis3/1/1974Mar-27View
CAUniversity of La Verne (*provisional)3/10/2018TBDView
CAUniversity of Southern California (LA)10/1/1975Jun-19View
CAUniversity of the Pacific (*provisional)9/8/2016Mar-19View
CAWestern University of Health Sciences5/1/1990Mar-23View
COColorado Mesa University (*provisional)9/28/2018TBDView
CORed Rocks Community College10/1/1998Mar-27View
CORocky Vista University (*provisional)3/10/2018TBDView
COUniversity of Colorado2/1/1973Sep-26View
CTQuinnipiac University10/1/1995Sep-23View
CTSacred Heart University (*provisional)3/12/2016Mar-19View
CTUniversity of Bridgeport9/4/2010Sep-23View
CTUniversity of Saint Joseph (*provisional)9/8/2016Mar-19View
CTYale University School of Medicine3/1/1975Sep-27View
CTYale University – Online Program (*provisional)9/9/2017TBAView
DCGeorge Washington University11/1/1972Sep-23View
FLAdventHealth University (**probation, *provisional)3/6/2015Jun-19View
FLBarry University (D)10/1/1997Mar-26View
FLFlorida Gulf Coast University (*provisional)3/9/2017Mar-20View
FLFlorida International University Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine (*provisional)3/6/2015Mar-19View
FLFlorida State University (*provisional)3/9/2017Mar-20View
FLKeiser University (**probation)9/12/2009Sep-20View
FLMiami-Dade College5/1/1998Sep-25View
FLNova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale5/1/1994Mar-25View
FLNova Southeastern University, Fort Myers3/5/2005Mar-28View
FLNova Southeastern University, Jacksonville3/6/2009Mar-25View
FLNova Southeastern University, Orlando3/8/2007Mar-24View
FLSouth University, Tampa9/12/2009Mar-27View
FLUniversity of Florida2/1/1973Sep-27View
FLUniversity of South Florida (*provisional)9/8/2016Mar-19View
GAAugusta University11/1/1973Jun-19View
GAEmory University9/1/1972Mar-23View
GAMercer University9/7/2007Sep-27View
GAMorehouse School of Medicine (*provisional)9/28/2018TBDView
GASouth University in Savannah10/1/1997Sep-25View
IADes Moines University4/1/1983Sep-25View
IASt. Ambrose University (*provisional)3/7/2014Mar-19View
IAUniversity of Dubuque (*provisional)3/12/2016Mar-19View
IAUniversity of Iowa2/1/1973Mar-23View
IDIdaho State University (D)4/1/1997Mar-25View
ILDominican University (*provisional)9/8/2016Mar-19View
ILMidwestern University (Downers Grove)5/1/1993Mar-23View
ILNorthwestern University3/6/2010Mar-23View
ILRosalind Franklin Univ of Medicine (formerly Finch)5/1/1993Mar-23View
ILRush University3/6/2010Mar-24View
ILSouthern Illinois University4/1/1997Mar-27View
INButler University4/1/1996Mar-27View
INFranklin College (*provisional)9/28/2018TBDView
INIndiana State University9/4/2010Sep-23View
INIndiana University School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences9/8/2012Mar-27View
INTrine University (*provisional)3/10/2018TBDView
INUniversity of Evansville (*provisional)9/8/2016Mar-19View
INUniversity of Saint Francis (Fort Wayne)4/1/1997Mar-24View
INValparaiso University (*provisional)3/10/2018TBDView
KSWichita State University (**probation)11/1/1973Mar-20View
KYSullivan University3/7/2014Mar-28View
KYUniversity of Kentucky (D,
 **probation
)
11/1/1974Mar-19View
KYUniversity of the Cumberlands (*provisional)9/6/2014Mar-19View
LAFranciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University (Our Lady of the Lake College) (#)9/4/2010 #Sep-23View
LALouisiana State University – New Orleans9/8/2012Mar-27View
LALouisiana State University Health Sciences Center Shreveport4/1/1996Sep-26View
MABay Path University3/6/2012Sep-25View
MABoston University School of Medicine PA Program  (**probation)9/6/2013Sep-20View
MAMCPHS University (Boston)4/1/2000Sep-22View
MAMGH Institute of Health Professions (*provisional)9/6/2014Mar-19View
MANortheastern University9/1/1972Mar-25View
MASpringfield College4/1/1996Sep-26View
MATufts University9/8/2012Mar-26View
MAWestfield State University (*provisional)9/9/2017TBAView
MDAnne Arundel Community College10/1/1996Sep-19View
MDTowson University CCBC – Essex9/1/1972Sep-23View
MEUniversity of New England 4/1/1996Sep-26View
MICentral Michigan University4/1/1996Mar-24View
MIEastern Michigan University9/6/2013Mar-28View
MIGrand Valley State University 10/1/1997Sep-24View
MIUniversity of Detroit Mercy9/1/1972Jun-19View
MIWayne State University4/1/1996Mar-23View
MIWestern Michigan University9/1/1972Sep-27View
MNAugsburg University10/1/1996Jun-19View
MNBethel University3/9/2013Sep-26View
MNCollege of St. Scholastica (*provisional)3/9/2017Sep-19View
MNSaint Catherine University3/6/2012Sep-25View
MOMissouri State University (formerly SWMS)10/1/1999Mar-21View
MOSaint Louis University6/1/1973Mar-23View
MOStephens College (*provisional)3/12/2016Mar-19View
MOUniversity of Missouri – Kansas City9/6/2013Sep-27View
MSMississippi College3/4/2011Mar-24View
MTRocky Mountain College4/1/1996Mar-27View
NCCampbell University3/4/2011Mar-24View
NCDuke University Medical Center9/1/1972Mar-28View
NCEast Carolina University10/1/1996Sep-25View
NCElon University9/8/2012Sep-26View
NCGardner Webb University (**probation)9/6/2013Mar-20View
NCHigh Point University (*provisional)9/6/2014Jun-19View
NCLenoir-Rhyne University (*provisional)9/11/2015TBDView
NCMethodist University4/1/1996Sep-27View
NCUniversity of North Carolina – Chapel Hill (*provisional)9/11/2015Mar-20View
NCWake Forest University (Bowman Gray) (D)9/1/1972Sep-22View
NCWingate University (D)3/6/2008Sep-24View
NDUniversity of North Dakota12/1/1974Sep-26View
NECollege of Saint Mary (*provisional)3/12/2016TBDView
NEUnion College (**probation)10/1/1997Mar-19View
NEUniversity of Nebraska (D)11/1/1974Mar-27View
NHFranklin Pierce University (**probation)9/10/2009Sep-19View
NHMCPHS University (Manchester/Worcester) (**probation)10/1/1998Sep-19View
NJMonmouth University (*provisional, **probation)9/6/2013Mar-19View
NJRutgers University3/1/1976Sep-26View
NJSeton Hall University3/1/2001Mar-27View
NMUniversity of New Mexico4/1/1997Sep-24View
NMUniversity of St. Francis10/1/2000Sep-19View
NVTouro University Nevada9/4/2004Mar-25View
NVUniversity of Nevada, Reno (*provisional)3/10/2018TBDView
NYAlbany Medical College11/1/1972Mar-28View
NYClarkson University9/10/2011Mar-25View
NYWeill Cornell Medicine Graduate School of Medical Sciences3/1/1975Mar-23View
NYThe CUNY School of Medicine (formerly CCNY Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education) 1/1/1978Sep-24View
NYCUNY York College 3/4/2004Mar-28View
NYDaemen College10/1/1997Mar-23View
NYD’youville College10/1/1994Sep-19View
NYHofstra University12/1/2001Sep-26View
NYLe Moyne College4/1/1996Mar-21View
NYLong Island University9/1/1972Mar-23View
NYMarist College (*provisional)9/11/2015TBDView
NYMercy College (**probation)4/1/1999Jun-19View
NYNew York Institute of Technology10/1/1999Sep-19View
NYPace University-Lenox Hill Hospital, NYC4/1/2000Sep-23View
NYPace University- Pleasantville (*provisional)3/19/2017Mar-20View
NYRochester Institute of Technology (**probation)10/1/1994Sep-19View
NYSt. John’s University (formerly SVCMC)10/1/1995Mar-23View
NYStony Brook University9/1/1972Sep-27View
NYSUNY Downstate Medical Center10/1/1992Sep-19View
NYSUNY Upstate Medical Center3/6/2009Sep-26View
NYTouro College # (Bay Shore) (D, #)3/1/1991Sep-27View
NYTouro College (Manhattan)4/1/1999Sep-24View
NYWagner College4/1/1996Sep-19View
OHBaldwin Wallace University 3/9/2013Jun-26View
OHCase Western Reserve University (*provisional)3/12/2016TBDView
OHKettering College3/1/1975Mar-24View
OHLake Erie College 9/6/2013Sep-28View
OHMarietta College3/1/2002Mar-28View
OHMount St. Joseph University (*provisional)3/9/2017Jun-19View
OHOhio Dominican University3/8/2012Sep-25View
OHOhio University (*provisional,**probation)3/6/2015Mar-19View
OHUniversity of Dayton (*provisional, **probation)3/7/2014Mar-19View
OHUniversity of Findlay4/1/2000Sep-26View
OHUniversity of Mount Union9/5/2008Mar-28View
OHUniversity of Toledo (**probation)10/1/1996Mar-19View
OKOklahoma City University (*provisional)9/11/2015Sep-19View
OKUniversity of Oklahoma, Oklahoma City9/1/1972Sep-24View
OKUniversity of Oklahoma, Tulsa9/7/2007Mar-24View
OROregon Health & Science University10/1/1996Sep-25View
ORPacific University10/1/1997Jun-27View
PAArcadia University (D)4/1/1996Mar-28View
PAChatham University4/1/1997Mar-24View
PADeSales University4/1/1997Jun-27View
PADrexel University9/1/1972Sep-25View
PADuquesne University (**probation)10/1/1993Sep-20View
PAGannon University10/1/1978Mar-27View
PAKing’s College4/1/1979Mar-27View
PALock Haven University (D)10/1/1997Sep-27View
PAMarywood University4/1/1998Mar-26View
PAMercyhurst University (*provisional)3/6/2015Mar-18View
PAMisericordia University (*provisional)3/10/2018TBDView
PAPenn State University9/6/2013Sep-27View
PAPennsylvania College of Technology10/1/1996Sep-27View
PAPhiladelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (D)4/1/1998Mar-28View
PAThomas Jefferson University, East Falls Campus (D)10/1/1996Mar-28View
PASaint Francis University9/1/1980Sep-26View
PASalus University (formerly Pennsylvania College of Optometry) (F)3/8/2007Mar-24View
PASeton Hill University10/1/1997Mar-24View
PASlippery Rock University (*provisional)3/12/2016TBDView
PATemple University Lewis Katz School of Medicine (*provisional)3/12/2016Jun-20View
PAThomas Jefferson University, Center City Campus3/7/2014Jun-28View
PAUniversity of Pittsburgh9/10/2009Mar-28View
PAUniversity of the Sciences of Philadelphia (*provisional, **probation)9/8/2012N/AView
RIBryant University9/6/2014Jun-28View
RIJohnson & Wales University (**probation, *provisional)9/6/2013Sep-19View
SCCharleston Southern University (*provisional)9/9/2017TBAView
SCFrancis Marion University (*provisional, **probation)3/12/2016Mar-19View
SCMedical University of South Carolina10/1/1995Mar-23View
SCNorth Greenville University (*provisional)9/8/2016Mar-19View
SCUniversity of South Carolina, SOM (*provisional)9/8/2016Jun-19View
SDUniversity of South Dakota4/1/1995Mar-23View
TNBethel University (#)3/7/2008Mar-24View
TNChristian Brothers University (*provisional) (#)9/9/2017TBAView
TNLincoln Memorial University3/6/2009Mar-25View
TNLipscomb University (*provisional)6/23/2018TBDView
TNMilligan College (*provisional)9/9/2017TBAView
TNSouth College9/7/2007Sep-27View
TNTrevecca Nazarene University10/1/1978Mar-23View
TNUniversity of Tennessee Health Science Center (Memphis) (*provisional, **probation)9/6/2013Mar-19View
TXBaylor College of Medicine2/1/1973Jun-19View
TXHardin-Simmons University (*provisional)3/9/2017Mar-20View
TXInterservice4/1/1996Sep-25View
TXTexas Tech University Health Sciences Center4/1/1999Mar-23View
TXUniversity of North Texas HS Center Ft Worth4/1/1997Sep-24View
TXUniversity of Texas – HS Center at San Antonio10/1/2000Mar-28View
TXUniversity of Texas – Medical Branch at Galveston (**probation)2/1/1973Jun-19View
TXUniversity of Texas Rio Grande Valley10/1/1999Sep-23View
TXThe University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Southwestern School of Health Professions11/1/1973Mar-23View
UTRocky Mountain University of Health Professions (*provisional)3/6/2015Mar-19View
UTUniversity of Utah (D)11/1/1972Mar-26View
VAEastern Virginia Medical School10/1/1998Mar-26View
VAEmory & Henry College (*provisional)3/9/2017Sep-19View
VAJames Madison University4/1/1999Sep-26View
VAJefferson College of Health Sciences (formerly CHS)4/1/1997Mar-23View
VAUniversity of Lynchburg (*provisional)3/6/2015Mar-19View
VAMary Baldwin University (Murphy Deming College of Health Sciences)  (**probation)9/11/2015Mar-20View
VAShenandoah University (D)8/1/2001Mar-25View
VASouth University, Richmond (*provisional)9/8/2016Jun-19View
WAHeritage University (*provisional,**probation)3/7/2014Sep-20View
WAUniversity of Washington (D)2/1/1973Sep-19View
WICarroll University9/4/2010Sep-23View
WIConcordia University3/9/2013Sep-26View
WIMarquette University4/1/1997Sep-23View
WIUniversity of Wisconsin – La Crosse4/1/1997Sep-27View
WIUniversity of Wisconsin – Madison3/1/1977Sep-25View
WVAlderson-Broaddus University (#)9/4/2010 Sep-23View
WVUniversity of Charleston9/8/2012Sep-26View
WVWest Liberty University9/9/2011Mar-25View