Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies (MSPAS)

Earn Your Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies at Franklin College

The Physician Assistant Studies Program trains a new generation of qualified and dedicated advanced practice professionals with a focus on providing safe, patient-centered care to underserved populations in metropolitan and rural settings.

Download the Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies Major Handout (PDF)

Pursue a Regional Impact

  • PAs in Indiana are underutilized compared to the national average (23.4 PAs/100K population vs. 40 PAs/100K)
  • 66% of rural counties in Indiana have 0 or 1 PA
  • PAs are one of the solutions to the access to care issues in Indiana. especially for underserved populations.
  • Diagnostic ultrasound training
  • Interprofessional events throughout curriculum

What makes the PA program at Franklin College special?

  • Small class size (24) in a dedicated teaching space
  • Emphasis on community engagement and underserved populations
  • Patient-centered humanistic healthcare focus

Program Overview

25-month curriculum

  • 12-month didactic
  • 12-month clinical (7 core rotations, 2 electives)
  • 1-month capstone

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The MSPAS program is located in the Graduate Health Science Center (below).

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PA consistently ranks in the top 5 in U.S. News and World Report’s Best Jobs and the Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts a 37% growth rate from 2016-2026.