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  • Master of Science in Physician Assistant

    Monmouth’s full-time, 95-credit physician assistant (PA) graduate program will give you the rigorous, hands-on learning environment you need to become a critical part of the changing healthcare landscape. As a PA, you will be a licensed medical professional and an important solution to the looming problem of healthcare access, especially as aging Baby Boomers and those newly insured by the healthcare reform need more care.

    One cohort of students enrolls each fall and advances through the 36-month program together, giving you a team of up to 30 student colleagues who can share insights and support. Monmouth’s broad-based curriculum will give you the foundation you need to practice in any specialty. Experienced, highly skilled faculty will give you the personalized attention you need to excel. 

    Rigorous classroom instruction is combined with extensive work in clinical settings in Monmouth’s physician assistant program. The program consists of a didactic phase and a clinical phase. The 42-week didactic phase includes classroom and clinical skills laboratory instruction, with hospital and clinic experiences. In the 60-week clinical phase, you will participate in clinical clerkships, where you will be assigned to preceptors at various hospitals and physician offices.

Program Director

Carol Biscardi, PA-C, PhD




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  • Accreditation

    Monmouth University’s physician assistant program has been granted Accreditation-Provisional status by the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA).

    Accreditation-Provisional is an accreditation status. The status indicates that the plans and resource allocation for the proposed program appear to demonstrate the program's ability to meet the ARC-PA Standards, if fully implemented as planned.

    Accreditation-Provisional does not ensure any subsequent accreditation status. It is limited to no more than five years from matriculation of the first class.

    Students must graduate from an accredited program in order to be eligible to sit for the Physician Assistant National Certifying Examination (PANCE).