Physician Assistant - Hybrid

Our Mission

Degree Awarded

Master of Physician Assistant Studies (MPAS)

Program Delivery


Locations Available

Goodyear, Arizona

The Master of Physician Assistant Studies (MPAS) Hybrid Program is designed to prepare PAs to provide compassionate care with the highest level of clinical excellence and ethical standards. We develop PAs who are patient advocates, critical thinkers, and lifelong learners. We nurture the development of culturally sensitive leaders who embrace diversity, equity, and inclusion to serve patients within their communities.

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Health care providers are more in-demand than ever, and physician assistants will continue to be an important part of the medical team.


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Our hybrid program offers a technology-rich environment where students will be engaged in the virtual classroom by expert instructors and receive in-person clinical training experiences at one of our Arizona or Texas hubs, or one of our other clinical sites across the country. 

Develop hands-on, practical skills during scheduled immersion weeks throughout the program at the Goodyear, Arizona campus.

Franklin Pierce Hybrid PA students have the benefit of completing the program in 24 months without having to relocate during the preclinical year.

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The Franklin Pierce University Physician Assistant Hybrid Program has applied for Accreditation-Provisional status with the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA). The Franklin Pierce University Physician Assistant Hybrid Program anticipates matriculating its first class in November 2022, pending achieving Accreditation-Provisional status at the June 2022 ARC-PA meeting. Accreditation-Provisional is an accreditation status granted when the plans and resource allocation, if fully implemented as planned, of a proposed program that has not yet enrolled students appear to demonstrate the program’s ability to meet the ARC-PA Standards or when a program holding accreditation-provisional status appears to demonstrate continued progress in complying with the Standards as it prepares for the graduation of the first class (cohort) of students.

If the program does not achieve accreditation, all students who have deposited a seat in the program will receive a full refund. The program will not accept the class until which time provisional accreditation has been granted.


Admissions Requirements

Applications are accepted only through the Central Application Service for Physician Assistants (CASPA). All applications must be verified by CASPA before November 1st and include 3 letters of recommendation to be considered for the 2022 cohort. All applications will be reviewed on a first-come, first-served basis. 

The admissions cycle opens April 29, 2021 and closes November 1, 2021.

Pre-requisites (34)

Anatomy & Physiology I w/ lab (4)

Anatomy & Physiology II w/ lab (4)

General chemistry I w/ lab (4)

General chemistry II w/ lab (4)

Organic chemistry OR Biochemistry (3)

Microbiology (4)

Statistics (3)

Biological science w/ lab (8)


Medical Terminology (1)

Psychology (3)

Genetics (3)

Immunology (3)

Coursework must be recent (within the last 10 years)

All prerequisite courses must be passed with a grade of "C" or better and be completed prior to matriculation.  Applicants must have a cumulative undergraduate science GPA of at least 3.0 and a cumulative undergraduate overall GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.

Additional considerations: academic & personal achievements, healthcare or patient experience, shadowing, volunteerism.

All applicants who were born outside of the United States and who did not graduate from a United States high school will be required to submit internet-based TOEFL (iBT) scores with their application.  A minimum total score of 100 (with at least 25 in each section) is required. The Educational Testing Service (ETS) code for submitting your score to CASPA is C981.

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