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Master of Physician Assistant Studies · MPAS

Residential | Full-Time | 7 Semesters

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Program Highlights

Clinical Simulation Practice

Patient care is foundational to our program, so we offer hands-on experience long before you even start clinical rotations. Our didactic-phase students engage in weekly, team-based simulated patient cases starting in the second semester. By the time they’re working with real patients during clinical rotations, our students are ready to hit the ground running.

Innovative Curriculum

Our commitment to evidence-based practice empowers students to adapt within an evolving world of medicine. Our constantly updated curriculum keeps our students on the cutting edge of best practice, while preparing them for success on their certification exams.

Clinically-Practicing Faculty

Our PA faculty aren’t just scholars—they’re practicing clinicians. You’ll learn from Physician Assistants who draw on real-life experiences that help deepen your understanding of the field.

Avenue to Earn Your Doctor of Medical Science

Your educational path doesn’t have to end with an MPAS, because RMU offers a Doctor of Medical Science (DMSc) to further elevate your expertise. This clinical doctorate, designed for working PAs, equips students to lead teams, educate, and specialize their practice. We can even transfer a select number of credits from your MPAS program, so getting your DMSc has never been more convenient.

International Service-Learning Opportunities

RMU students are privileged to have the opportunity to participate in a service-learning course that culminates with an international expedition. Every summer, teams of faculty, administrators, and students have the opportunity to travel to developing countries, where we provide humanitarian aid and experience evolving healthcare systems. Recent expeditions to destinations like Mexico and Malawi have helped us forge a unique professional perspective.

Program Accreditation

The Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant, Inc. (ARC-PA) has granted Accreditation-Continued status to the Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions Physician Assistant Program sponsored by Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions. Accreditation-Continued is an accreditation status granted when a currently accredited program is in compliance with the ARC-PA Standards. Accreditation remains in effect until the program closes or withdraws from the accreditation process or until accreditation is withdrawn for failure to comply with the Standards. The approximate date for the next validation review of the program by the ARC-PA will be March 2029. The review date is contingent upon continued compliance with the Accreditation Standards and ARC-PA policy. The program’s accreditation history can be viewed on the ARC-PA WEBSITE at Graduates of programs accredited by the ARC-PA or its predecessors are eligible to take the Physician Assistant National Certifying Examination (PANCE). Certification is required to be eligible for licensure to practice as a Physician Assistant. PA program graduates are deemed as having graduated from an accredited program if their PA educational program was accredited at the time of their matriculation.