Physician Assistant Programs

Pace University is a private university in the New York Metropolitan area. Pace has a growing national reputation for offering students opportunity, teaching, and learning based on research, civic involvement, an international perspective, and measurable outcomes. Pace University offers a wide range of academic and professional programs at the graduate and undergraduate levels.

The Pace University Physician Assistant Program- Pleasantville offers students from diverse backgrounds a rigorous course of study designed to prepare them for future roles as compassionate, ethical primary care providers in a wide variety of clinical settings. Building upon the core competencies of the physician assistant profession, this curriculum exposes students to an interdisciplinary didactic and clinical curriculum.

Students learn the process of critical thinking, a skill fundamental to the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of illnesses.

This primary care program spans 27 months and includes 66 credits of didactic education and 36 credits of clinical education. The total program includes eight required clinical clerkships plus one elective. The program is 102 credits leading to a degree in Masters of Science in Physician Assistant Studies. The average cohort size is 40 students.

The Pace University-Lenox Hill Hospital Physician Assistant (PA)  Program is an intensive 26-month program that prepares you to become a practicing physician assistant - examining patients, ordering diagnostic tests, prescribing medications, and developing  treatment strategies.

  • Excel in a highly competitive and rapidly growing field - Graduates of our program have a  5-year aggregate pass rate on the National Certification Exam (PANCE) for first-time takers that is consistently higher than the national average.
  • Integrated curriculum and innovative advanced degrees - The PA program offers an integrated curriculum that takes a holistic approach to healthcare. Preclinical training exposes students to multiple disciplines simultaneously, so the learning experience is analogous to the manner in which they will practice.

The Master’s in Physician Assistant Completion Program consists of 30 credits. The MSPA Completion Program consists of four courses (12 credits) of study in a distance-learning format. These courses will cover content areas not previously covered in BS degree programs which may now be incorporated in current MSPAS curriculum.