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Northern Arizona University’s PA program
Start a career in a rewarding, high-demand sector of health care by joining the Northern Arizona University Physician Assistant (PA) program, Arizona’s only public university PA program. Graduates will study in the state-of-the-art Phoenix Bioscience Core a 30-acre medical and bioscience campus in downtown Phoenix. The program operates in collaboration with the University of Arizona – Phoenix College of Medicine.
Our program offers:
a master’s degree in Physician Assistant Studies (MPAS)
- high quality didactic and clinical experiences
- interdisciplinary medical education
- value and affordability
Upon completion of the program, graduates will graduate with a Master of Physician Assistant Studies (MPAS).
We offer real-world experience
The program’s Phoenix location will offer graduates real-world education in well-established hospitals and clinics in cooperation with other public university colleges of medicine, nursing, public health, and pharmacy.
Our mission and goals shape your education
The mission of the Northern Arizona University Physician Assistant Program is to recruit individuals of the highest possible quality from diverse backgrounds and life experiences to the profession.
We will equip graduates with clinical and professional knowledge, skills, and abilities to provide high-quality, compassionate medical care for the people of Arizona.
To read more about our mission, visit our program goals and successes page.
Graduate performance on certification exam (PANCE)
95%NAU student average pass rate on PANCE exam
For more detailed data, view The Physician Assistant National Certifying Examination Five Year First Time Taker Summary Report and The Physician Assistant National Certifying Examination Exam Performance (All Test Takers) Summary Report for the Northern Arizona University PA Program