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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 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 3-semester (12-month) didactic phase includes classroom and clinical skills laboratory instruction, with hospital and clinic experiences. In the 4-semester (16 month) clinical phase, you will participate in supervised clinical practice experiences (SCPEs; also known as clinical clerkships), where you will be assigned to preceptors at various inpatient and outpatient medical facilities, including outpatient health centers and clinics, urgent care facilities, emergency rooms, hospitals, surgical centers, and long-term care facilities.

For questions related to our admission requirements and processes, please contact Laurie Kuhn, Associate Director of Graduate Admission. Admissions applications will be available through CASPA beginning July 1, 2020 for a Fall 2021 start. Please view the admission requirements for more information about the application process and important deadlines.

PA Program at The University Graduate Center

Monmouth Park Corporate Center, Building C

Phone: 732-923-4505

Secretary: Cecilia Henriques



Predicted growth in the PA profession between 2014 and 2024, making it one of the fastest growing job sectors in the country.Bureau of Labor Statistics

PA Career Opportunity

As demand for skilled healthcare practitioners grows, there’s never been a better time to be a physician’s assistant. This lucrative, versatile career lets you work with patients in a variety of settings.


At its March 2019 meeting, the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant, Inc. (ARC-PA) extended Accreditation-Probation status for the Monmouth University Physician Assistant Program sponsored by Monmouth University until its next review in March 2021.

Probation accreditation is a temporary accreditation status initially of not less than two years. However, that period may be extended by the ARC-PA for up to an additional two years if the ARC-PA finds that the program is making substantial progress toward meeting all applicable standards but requires additional time to come into full compliance. Probation accreditation status is granted, at the sole discretion of the ARC-PA, when a program holding an accreditation status of Accreditation – Provisional or Accreditation – Continued does not, in the judgment of the ARC-PA, meet the Standards or when the capability of the program to provide an acceptable educational experience for its students is threatened.

Once placed on probation, a program that fails to comply with accreditation requirements in a timely manner, as specified by the ARC-PA, may be scheduled for a focused site visit and is subject to having its accreditation withdrawn.

Specific questions regarding the Program and its plans should be directed to the Program Director and/or the appropriate institutional official(s).

The program’s accreditation history can be viewed on the ARC-PA website at