Accredited Programs

Accredited PA Programs

(updated 7.10.2014)

The 187 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

The "Next ARC-PA Review Date" column was revised in February, 2013 to reflect changes to the accreditation process.

SPECIAL NOTE: Check this resource from the Council for Higher Education Accreditation for information about accreditation, degree mills and accreditation mills.

A listing of accredited clinical postgraduate programs is available on a separate page within this section.

State Sponsoring Institution for Accredited Program Date First Accredited Next ARC-PA Review
AL University of South Alabama 4/1/1996 September 2014
AL University of Alabama At Birmingham 9/1/1975 March 2021
AR Harding University 3/5/2005 September 2014
AR University of Arkansas (*provisional) 3/9/2013 March 2015
AZ Arizona School of Health Sciences 10/1/1996 March 2021
AZ Midwestern University (Glendale) 10/1/1999 March 2018
AZ Northern Arizona University (*provisional) 3/6/2012 September 2015
CA Loma Linda University # 10/1/2000 March 2017
CA Marshall B. Ketchum University (*provisional) 3/7/2014 March 2017
CA Moreno Valley College (formerly Riverside) (**probation) 4/1/1999 September 2014
CA Samuel Merritt University 4/1/1999 September 2018
CA San Joaquin Valley College (**probation) 3/3/2003  
CA Stanford University 3/1/1976 September 2019
CA Touro University - California 9/2/2002 September 2018
CA University of California-Davis 3/1/1974 March 2017
CA University of Southern California (LA) 10/1/1975 September 2018
CA Western University of Health Sciences 5/1/1990 March 2020
CO Red Rocks Community College 10/1/1998 March 2017
CO University of Colorado 2/1/1973 September 2016
CT University of Bridgeport 9/4/2010 September 2020
CT Quinnipiac University 10/1/1995 September 2020
CT Yale University School of Medicine 3/1/1975 September 2017
DC George Washington University 11/1/1972 September 2020
DC Howard University 11/1/1973 March 2021
FL Barry University (D) 10/1/1997 March 2016
FL Miami-Dade College 5/1/1998 September 2015
FL Keiser University 9/2009 September 2016
FL Nova Southeastern University, Ft. Lauderdale 5/1/1994 March 2015
FL Nova Southeastern University, Jacksonville 3/6/2009 March 2015
FL Nova Southeastern University, Southwest Florida 3/5/2005 March 2018
FL Nova Southeastern University, Orlando (**probation) (F) 3/8/2007 March 2016
FL South University, Tampa 9/2009 March 2017
FL University of Florida 2/1/1973 September 2017
GA Emory University 9/1/1972 March 2020
GA Georgia Regents University 11/1/1973 September 2018
GA Mercer University 9/7/07 September 2017
GA South University 10/1/1997 September 2015
IA St. Ambrose University (*provisional) 3/7/2014 March 2017
IA Des Moines University 4/1/1983 September 2015
IA University of Iowa 2/1/1973 March 2020
ID Idaho State University (D) 4/1/1997 March 2015
IL Midwestern University (Downers Grove) 5/1/1993 March 2020
IL Northwestern University 3/6/2010 March 2020
IL Rosalind Franklin Univ of Medicine (formerly Finch) 5/1/1993 March 2020
IL Rush University 3/6/2010 March 2021
IL Southern Illinois University 4/1/1997 March 2017
IN Butler University 4/1/1996 March 2017
IN Indiana State University 9/4/2010 September 2020
IN Indiana University School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences (*provisional) 9/2012 September 2015
IN University of Saint Francis (Fort Wayne) 4/1/1997 March 2021
KS Wichita State University 11/1/1973 March 2018
KY Sullivan University (*provisional) 3/7/2014 September 2016
KY University of Kentucky (D) 11/1/1974 March 2017
LA Our Lady of the Lake # 9/4/2010 # September 2020
LA Louisiana State University - Shreveport 4/1/1996 September 2016
LA Louisiana State University - New Orleans (*provisional) 9/2012 September 2015
MA Bay Path College (*provisional) 3/6/2012 September 2015
MA Boston University (*provisional) 9/6/2013 September 2016
MA MCPHS University (Boston) 4/1/2000 September 2019
MA Northeastern University 9/1/1972 September 2015
MA Springfield College 4/1/1996 September 2016
MA Tufts University (*provisional) 9/2012 September 2014
MD Anne Arundel Community College 10/1/1996 September 2018
MD Towson University CCBC - Essex (**probation)( F) 9/1/1972 September 2015
MD University of Maryland Eastern Shore 6/1/2001 September 2015
ME University of New England 4/1/1996 September 2016
MI Central Michigan University (**probation) (F) 4/1/1996 March 2016
MI Eastern Michigan University (*provisional) 9/6/2013 March 2016
MI Grand Valley State University 10/1/1997 September 2014
MI University of Detroit/Mercy 9/1/1972 September 2018
MI Wayne State University 4/1/1996 March 2020
MI Western Michigan University 9/1/1972 September 2017
MN Saint Catherine University (*provisional) 3/6/2012 September 2015
MN Augsburg College 10/1/1996 September 2018
MN Bethel University (*provisional) 3/9/2013 March 2015
MS Mississippi College 3/4/2011 March 2021
MO Missouri State University (formerly SWMS) 10/1/1999 March 2019
MO Saint Louis University 6/1/1973 September 2020
MO University of Missouri - Kansas City 9/6/2013 March 2016
MT Rocky Mountain College 4/1/1996 March 2017
NC Duke University Medical Center 9/1/1972 March 2018
NC Campbell University 3/4/2011 March 2021
NC East Carolina University 10/1/1996 September 2015
NC Elon University (*provisional) 9/2012 March 2015
NC Gardner Webb University (*provisional) 9/6/2013 September 2015
NC Methodist University 4/1/1996 September 2017
NC Wake Forest University (Bowman Gray) (D) 9/1/1972 September 2019
NC Wingate University (D) 3/6/2008 September 2014
ND University of North Dakota 12/1/1974 September 2016
NE Union College 10/1/1997 March 2017
NE University Of Nebraska 11/1/1974 March 2017
NH Franklin Pierce University 9/2009 September 2017
NH MCPHS University (Manchester/Worcester) 10/1/1998 September 2017
NJ Monmouth University (*provisional) 9/6/2013 March 2017
NJ Rutgers University 3/1/1976 September 2016
NJ Seton Hall University 3/1/01 March 2017
NM University of New Mexico (**probation) 4/1/1997 September 2014
NM University of St. Francis 10/1/2000 September 2018
NV Touro University Las Vegas 9/4/2004 March 2015
NY Albany Medical College 11/1/1972 March 2018
NY CCNY Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education 1/1/1978 September 2014
NY Clarkson University (*provisional) 9/10/2011 March 2015
NY Cornell University 3/1/1975 March 2020
NY CUNY York College 3/4/2004 March 2018
NY Daemen College 10/1/1997 March 2020
NY D'youville College 10/1/1994 September 2018
NY Hofstra University 12/1/2001 September 2016
NY Le Moyne College 4/1/1996 September 2018
NY Long Island University (F) 9/1/1972 March 2015
NY Mercy College 4/1/1999 September 2017
NY New York Institute of Technology 10/1/1999 September 2019
NY Pace University 4/1/2000 September 2020
NY Rochester Institute of Technology 10/1/1994 September 2017
NY St. John's University (formerly SVCMC) 10/1/1995 March 2020
NY Stony Brook University 9/1/1972 September 2017
NY SUNY Downstate Medical Center 10/1/1992 March 2019
NY SUNY Upstate Medical Center 3/6/2009 September 2016
NY Touro College# - (Bay Shore) (D) 3/1/1991 # March 2015
NY Touro College - (Manhattan) 4/1/1999 September 2014
NY Wagner College 4/1/1996 September 2018
OH Baldwin Wallace University (*provisional) 3/9/2013 March 2015
OH Cuyahoga Community College / Cleveland State University 3/1/1974 March 2017
OH Kettering College 3/1/1975 March 2021
OH Lake Erie College (*provisional) 9/6/2013 September 2016
OH Marietta College 3/1/2002 March 2018
OH Ohio Dominican University (*provisional) 3/8/2012 September 2015
OH University of Dayton (*provisional) 3/7/2014 March 2017
OH University of Toledo 10/1/1996 September 2014
OH University of Mount Union 9/2008 March 2018
OH The University of Findlay 4/1/2000 September 2016
OK University of Oklahoma, Oklahoma City 9/1/1972 September 2014
OK University of Oklahoma, Tulsa 9/7/07 March 2021
OR Oregon Health & Science University 10/1/1996 September 2015
OR Pacific University 10/1/1997 September 2017
PA Arcadia University (D) 4/1/1996 March 2018
PA Chatham University 4/1/1997 March 2021
PA Desales University 4/1/1997 September 2017
PA Drexel University 9/1/1972 September 2015
PA Duquesne University 10/1/1993 September 2019
PA Gannon University 10/1/1978 March 2017
PA King's College 4/1/1979 March 2017
PA Lock Haven University (D) 10/1/1997 September 2017
PA Marywood University 4/1/1998 March 2016
PA Misericordia University (*provisional) 3/6/2012 March 2015
PA Penn State University (*provisional) 9/6/2013 March 2016
PA Pennsylvania College of Technology 10/1/1996 September 2017
PA Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine 4/1/1998 March 2018
PA Philadelphia University 10/1/1996 March 2018
PA Saint Francis University 9/1/1980 September 2016
PA Salus University (formerly Pennsylvania College oOf Optometry) 3/8/2007 March 2021
PA Seton Hill University 10/1/1997 March 2021
PA Thomas Jefferson University (*provisional) 3/7/2014 September 2016
PA University of Pittsburgh 9/2009 March 2018
PA University of the Sciences of Philadelphia (*provisional) 9/2012 September 2016
RI Johnson & Wales University (*provisional) 9/6/2013 March 2016
SC Medical University of South Carolina (**probation)( F) 10/1/1995 March 2015
SD University of South Dakota 4/1/1995 March 2020
TN Bethel University # 3/2008 # March 2021
TN Lincoln Memorial 3/6/09 March 2015
TN Christian Brothers University (*provisional) 9/9/2011 March 2015
TN South College 9/7/07 September 2017
TN Trevecca Nazarene University 10/1/1978 March 2015
TN University of Tennessee Health Science Center (Memphis) (*provisional) 9/6/2013 March 2015
TX Baylor College of Medicine 2/1/1973 September 2018
TX Interservice 4/1/1996 September 2015
TX Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (**probation) F 4/1/1999 March 2015
TX University of North Texas HS Center Ft Worth 4/1/1997 September 2014
TX University of Texas - HS Center at San Antonio (D) 10/1/2000 March 2018
TX University of Texas - Medical Branch at Galveston 2/1/1973 September 2017
TX University of Texas - Pan American 10/1/1999 September 2020
TX University of Texas - SW School of Health Professions 11/1/1973 March 2020
UT University of Utah 11/1/1972 March 2016
VA Eastern Virginia Medical School 10/1/1998 March 2016
VA James Madison University 4/1/1999 September 2016
VA Jefferson College of Health Sciences (formerly CHS) 4/1/1997 March 2020
VA Shenandoah University 8/1/2001 March 2015
WA Heritage University (*provisional) 3/7/2014 September 2016
WA University of Washington (D) 2/1/1973 September 2018
WI Carroll University 9/4/2010 September 2020
WI Concordia University (*provisional) 3/9/2013 March 2015
WI Marquette University 4/1/1997 September 2020
WI University of Wisconsin - La Crosse 4/1/1997 September 2017
WI University of Wisconsin - Madison 3/1/1977 September 2015
WV Alderson-Broaddus University # 9/4/2010 # September 2020
WV Mountain State University (sponsorship tranferred to U of Charleseton 1.2013) 4/1/1996 September 2014
WV University of Charleston (*provisional) 9/2012 March 2015
WV West Liberty University (*provisional) 9/9/2011 March 2015

* " Accreditation-Provisional" is an accreditation status granted for a limited, defined period of time to a new program that has demonstrated its preparedness to initiate a program in accordance with the Standards.

** " Accreditation-Probation " is a temporary status of accreditation assigned when a program does not meet the Standards and when the capability of the program to provide an acceptable educational experience for its students is threatened. Once placed on probation, programs that still fail to comply with accreditation requirements in a timely manner, as specified by the ARC-PA, may be scheduled for a focused site visit and/or risk having their accreditation withdrawn. A program on probation must provide clear evidence of progress toward improving the program by its next ARC-PA review. The maximum period of probation is two years.

(AP) "Accreditation-Administrative Probation" is a temporary status granted when a program has not complied with an administrative requirement, such as failure to pay fees or submit required reports. Once placed on Administrative Probation, a program that fails to comply with administrative requirements in a timely manner, as specified by the ARC-PA, may be scheduled for a focused site visit and/or risk having its accreditation withdrawn.

(D) indicates that accreditation incorporates one or more distant campuses

(F) indicates that a program may have a focused visit prior to its next ARC-PA review

# indicates that a program was closed for a period of time since being first accredited.