When does your PA program start?

Mount St. Joseph University has been approved to develop a physician assistant (PA) program by the Accreditation Review Commission on Physician Assistant Education (ARC-PA) through its School of Health Sciences. The Mount has hired an experienced educator as the founding director of the developing program. The current timeline includes submission of the application for provisional accreditation in August of 2016 to the ARC-PA with a scheduled site visit in November, 2016. The application is scheduled for review at the March 2017 ARC-PA meeting.

Accreditation-Provisional is an accreditation status granted for a limited, defined period of time to a new program that has demonstrated its preparedness to initiate a program in accordance with the Standards.

Mount St. Joseph anticipates accepting applications for its first PA class in late 2017, pending achieving Accreditation - Provisional status at the March 2017 ARC-PA meeting. In the event that ARC-PA withholds accreditation, Mount St. Joseph will not admit students in 2017.

How do I apply to your PA program?

Applications to PA programs are most often accomplished via the Centralized Application Service- Physician Assistant (CASPA) website. This online application site allows students the opportunity to review specific requirements from multiple programs. Applicants may accumulate their transcripts, reference letters and other application materials for submission. See CASPA - https://portal.caspaonline.org/.

When can I apply to your PA Program?

Applications for the January 2018 cohort will be accepted through CASPA beginning April 27, 2016 through March 1, 2017.


Additional information may be accessed at the American Academy of Physician Assistants  or the Physician Assistant Education Association.