The 229 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 Programs that are not in compliance with the degree requirement by January 1, 2021 will have their accreditation withdrawn.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.