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The Accreditation Review Commission on the Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA) has granted Accreditation-Continued status to the Wagner College PA 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remains in effect until the program closes or withdraws from the accreditation process or until accreditation is withdrawn for failure to comply with the Standards.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 2029. The review date is contingent upon continued compliance with the Accreditation Standards and ARC-PA policy. The program’s accreditation history can be viewed on the ARC-PA website.

Mission Statement

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

PA Major

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

Pre-PA Curriculum

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

PA Program

Wagner College offers a PA Program for the prospective student interested in pursuing a career as a PA. The PA Program culminates in the BS/ MS in Advanced PA Studies.

Graduate Program in Advanced PA Studies

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