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Physician Assistant Studies

Graduate Degree in Physician Assistant Studies

The Physician Assistant (PA) Program is an accredited, eight-semester, 30-month, graduate-level program leading to a Master of Science in physician assistant studies.  The SU PA program is located in historic Winchester, VA, on the campus of the Winchester Medical Center, a 445-bed regional referral hospital, which is part of Valley Health System. The PA program is in the northern Shenandoah Valley, an area that offers many opportunities for outdoor recreation, including hiking and camping at the nearby Shenandoah National Park. You are invited to tour the PA program site to learn more about our faculty, students and admissions requirements. Please contact us if you have any questions or need additional information.

The SU PA program is applying to expand the program to a distance campus in historic Leesburg, Virginia in summer 2016.  The Northern Virginia Campus will be located on the campus of INOVA Loudoun Hospital.  A decision will be made by the ARC-PA in March 2016.  Please click the prospective student tab to learn more about the SU PA program and the potential opportunity for the Northern Virginia Campus. 

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The admission information provides both potential and matriculated student with details about the educational program leading to a Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies. It should be viewed as an adjunct to Shenandoah University’s Graduate Catalog and the Shenandoah University Physician Assistant Program Student Handbook, which contain specific information regarding the university and related policies.

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Accomplished Faculty Mentors Make The Difference

Our accomplished and caring faculty serve as mentors beyond the classroom. As a team, they prepare you to serve as a compassionate physician assistant, critical thinker and ethical leader. You’ll benefit from small class sizes that enable faculty members to provide individualized attention and nurture your academic and professional development.

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