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 The Master of Science-Physician Assistant Studies is a 24 month, full-time program designed to prepare students for the Physician Assistant National Certification Examination and for a successful career as a physician assistant. The program consists of three phases: didactic phase, clinical phase, and capping phase.  Students will learn about and experience healthcare in a variety of settings and across the lifespan.  In addition, the ethical responsibilities of the profession, behavioral aspects of health, roles and responsibilities of the physician assistant, and global aspects of health are covered.  The program is designed to graduate highly trained, ethical and problem-solving healthcare providers.

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Accreditation Status
Marist College has applied for Accreditation - Provisional from the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA).  Marist College anticipates matriculating its first class in January 2016, pending achieving Accreditation - Provisional status at the September 2015 ARC-PA meeting.  Accreditation - Provisional is an accreditation status for a new PA program that, at the time of its initial accreditation review, demonstrated its preparedness to initiate a program in accordance with the accreditation Standards.