Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences - Graduate Studies

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Doctor of Science in Physician Assistant Studies

Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences - Graduate Studies

Faculty:School of Physician Assistant Studies
Degree:Doctorate; Online
Field of Study:Physician Assistant
Length:3 Year(s)


As a PA, you positively impact the lives of patients every day. Now, you have the opportunity to advance your career through the part-time, online Doctor of Science in Physician Assistant Studies (DScPAS) program. This doctoral-level degree prepares you to meet the evolving demands of today’s healthcare field while allowing you to balance your professional workload.

By earning a DScPAS degree, you'll gain the experience and knowledge needed to excel in a competitive and growing field. In the United States alone, more than 120,000 certified PAs deliver professional and flexible care across many practice structures. It’s an exciting time to be a PA—and at MCPHS, we understand how much the profession has evolved, covering more specialties and affording practitioners increased responsibility. We're proud to match the growing field and stand as one of the first universities to offer a doctoral-level physician assistant studies program.


These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

    • Master of Physician Assistant Studies degree from a regionally accredited university
    • Minimum GPA: 3.0
    • Work experience as a PA preferred, but not mandatory
    • Proof of state licensure (or equivalent)

    * We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

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