Physician Assistant

Master of Medical Science

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Physician Assistant Program Information


New Program Approval by ARC-PA

The ARC-PA has granted Accreditation-Provisional to the Baldwin Wallace University Physician Assistant Program.
Accreditation-Provisional is an accreditation status. The status indicates that the plans and resource allocation for the proposed program appear to demonstrate the program’s ability to meet the ARC-PA Standards, if fully implemented as planned. Accreditation-Provisional does not ensure any subsequent accreditation status. It is limited to no more than five years from matriculation of the first class.


BW's 24-month program provides integrated learning, classroom rigor and comprehensive clinical rotations leading to the Master of Medical Science degree. Physician Assistant is a fast paced, in-demand healthcare career offering extensive and rewarding professional opportunities.

Twenty-four months to a top medical career

Physician assistant (PA) is one of the fastest-growing health careers. rates physician assistant #1 on its list of "best master’s degrees for jobs", and ranks physician assistant as its #2 choice for a healthcare career in its "Best Jobs in America" list. 

Baldwin Wallace University is offering a new graduate degree program - the Master of Medical Science in Physician Assistant. Through coursework and clinical rotations, you’ll gain extensive integrated and diagnostic medical sciences training designed to build proficiencies in critical thinking and problem solving. Upon completion, you’ll earn the MMS degree and be prepared to take the Physician Assistant National Certifying Exam (PANCE). 

Clinical partners facilitate real-world learning

Our institutional partners provide learning outside the classroom. You'll gain valuable hands-on experience from practicing professionals in a variety of settings, from major research hospitals to clinics to extended care facilities.

Integrated approach that's workplace focused

Small class sizes, faculty mentoring and collaborative learning are the hallmarks of a Baldwin Wallace education. In combination with our holistic approach to learning, our physician assistant program prepares you to be a patient care provider across diverse health care settings.

Comprehensive program, competitively priced

We offer a single, comprehensive price that includes tuition, fees, books, lab coat, stethoscope, CPR, and ACLS certification, as well as special fees for library electronic resources.

Leading job prospects in healthcare hub

Internationally ranked and renowned for its medical facilities, northeast Ohio offers outstanding career opportunities. The mean salary for practicing PAs in Ohio is $86,766. The Department of Labor projects a 39% increase in physician assistant jobs through 2018.

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