Master of Physician Assistant Studies Program

Ranked #2 Nationwide for Rural Healthcare Work Placement*

This full-time program will help you develop the research, educational, and managerial skills necessary to be successful in the healthcare field, and prepare you to collaborate with physicians to improve efficiency and overall patient care. This 27-month program prides itself on small class sizes and experiential learning that will improve your practical skills through state-of-the-art training and equipment. Clinical experience is also a vital part of the program, and is conducted throughout New England.

  • Russell Arpin

    Russell Arpin ’16, MPAS ’19 has made the most of his Franklin Pierce experience at every step along his way, and now finds himself at the threshold of a fulfilling future in primary care medicine. He recently completed the last of nine clinical rotations for his Master of Physician Assistant Studies (MPAS) degree, which have included internal medicine at WakeMed Hospital in Raleigh, NC and OB/GYN at Monadnock Community Hospital in Peterborough, NH. His final rotation brought him back to the Rindge campus, as a staff member in the Health Services Department of Franklin Pierce University.

    Russell Arpin ’16, MPAS ’19

    Physician Assistant at Franklin Pierce University Health Services

  • Cody Pulsipher

    After graduating from the University of Utah in 2011 with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology, Cody Pulsipher went on a medical mission to Guatemala with the Flying Doctors of America. While on his trip he met Dr. Pagliacci, who first spiked his interest in water. “After I first heard Dr. Pagliacci speak about water, I felt I had a moral obligation to act. Here’s my chance to really make a difference.” Pulsipher graduated from the MPAS program at Franklin Pierce in 2015. He is currently a Physician Assistant at The Valley Health system in Las Vegas, Nevada.

    Cody Pulsipher, MPAS '15 

    Physician Assistant at the Valley Health System

Additional Resources

Want to Know More?

Download the MPAS SheetDownload a Master of Physician Assistant Studies program sheet to view on-screen or print, or view the College of Graduate and Professional Studies Academic Catalog for specific degree requirements and course information.


Admissions Questions: (800) 325-1090

Master of Physician Assistant StudiesLebanon Center: (603) 298-6617

Office Hours

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8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

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*Source: Franklin Pierce’s Physician Assistant Program Receives National Recognition