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The Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA) has granted Accreditation-Continued status to the Wagner College Physician Assistant Program sponsored by Wagner College.  Accreditation-Continued is an accreditation status granted when a currently accredited program is in compliance with the ARC-PA Standards.

Accreditation remains in effect until the program closes or withdraws from the accreditation process or until accreditation is withdrawn for failure to comply with the Standards.  The approximate date for the next validation review of the program by the ARC-PA will be 2018.  The review date is contingent upon continued compliance with the Accreditation Standards and ARC-PA policy.

Mission Statement

To prepare professional academic clinicians committed to providing quality health care to all individuals.

The Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA) has granted Accreditation-Continued status to the Wagner College Physician Assistant Program sponsored by Wagner College.  Accreditation-Continued is an accreditation status granted when a currently accredited program is in compliance with the ARC-PA Standards.

Accreditation remains in effect until the program closes or withdraws from the accreditation process or until accreditation is withdrawn for failure to comply with the Standards.  The approximate date for the next validation review of the program by the ARC-PA will be 2018.  The review date is contingent upon continued compliance with the Accreditation Standards and ARC-PA policy.

Physician Assistant Major

The PA major consists of a two-year pre-physician assistant curriculum focusing on prerequisites to entry into the PA Program followed by the three professional years of the Physician Assistant Program. Successful completion of the PA Program leads to the BS/MS in Advanced Physician Assistant Studies and eligibility to take the national certifying examination leading to the title of Certified Physician Assistant (PA-C).

Pre-Physician Assistant (Pre-PA) Curriculum

During the first two years at Wagner College, students take courses in the sciences, that comprise preparation for the physician assistant program, as well as the general education course requirements needed to proceed to the Physician Assistant Program.

Physician Assistant (PA) Program

Wagner College offers a Physician Assistant  Program for the prospective student interested in pursuing a career as a physician assistant.  This program culminates in the BS/ MS in Advanced Physician Assistant Studies.

Graduate Program in Advanced Physician Assistant Studies

Wagner College also offers a graduate program for the practicing physician assistant wishing to obtain the MS degree.  This program for the practicing physician assistant culminates in the MS degree in Advanced Physician Assistant Studies.