Combined Bachelor's/Master's Degree 5-Year Program
Bachelor of Science Degree in Pre-Physician Assistant Studies/Human Biology and Master of Science Degree in Physician Assistant Studies
As Americans live longer and have more health care options, the need for skilled, professional health care providers continues to increase. A position in high demand today is physician assistant. This is because physician assistants independently see patients under the general supervision of a physician. This dramatically increases the number of patients that can be seen, diagnosed and treated by single physicians.
At College of Saint Mary it is possible to become a practicing physician assistant in 5 years via a combined bachelor’s degree to master’s degree program. You enroll in the bachelor of science in human biology program and move into the master of science in physician assistant studies program.
Physician Assistant Program Mission Statement
Our mission is to establish an educational environment fostering academic excellence and leadership, which prepares you to become a competent Physician Assistant who possess the knowledge, compassion and clinical skills necessary to provide high quality medical care to all patient populations, including those that are underserved.
Physician Assistant Program Goals and Outcomes
Program goals and outcomes, including Physician Assistant National Certifying Exam first-time pass rate, graduation, job placement and student attrition, are being developed.
The U.S. Department of Labor projects demand for physicians assistants will grow by 22 percent by 2022. Physician assistants earn a median annual salary of $90,930.