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 has two historic locations.

Winchester, VA, is on the campus of the Winchester Medical Center, a 445-bed regional referral hospital, which is part of Valley Health System. Winchester is located in the northern Shenandoah Valley, an area that offers many opportunities for outdoor recreation, including hiking and camping at the nearby Shenandoah National Park.

Leesburg, VA, is on the campus of Loudoun Hospital, a 183-bed nationally recognized hospital which is part of the Inova Health System.  Leesburg is part of the Northern Virginia metropolitan area; an area that offers access to the Dulles International Airport, Potomac River, restaurants, shopping and is 40 minutes northwest of Washington, DC.

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Application Process

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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