Physician Assistant Program

The application cycle for the PA class entering in January 2025 is open. Applicants who wish to join this cohort must have their CASPA application verified by October 1st and all materials required by Marshall University’s PA program received prior to review. For more information, visit our Prospective Students page, and like and follow the Marshall University Physician Assistant Program page on Facebook and Instagram.

Physician Assistant Program
1542 Spring Valley Drive
Huntington, WV 25704

Kimberly Brooks

Quick Facts

  • 28-month program
  • Four semesters didactic;
    one year clinical
  • Class size of 30
  • January entry term
  • Prepares students to care for culturally-diverse and rural populations
  • Located in Huntington, W.Va.

In response to the national demand for physician assistants (PAs), the Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine has developed a physician assistant program with 28 months of rigorous academic courses and challenging clinical rotations. Physician assistants are in high demand because they are integrated into all health care disciplines and settings, are cost-effective for the health care industry, and because of the shortage of physicians. As a matter of fact, according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, “employment of physician assistants is projected to grow 28 percent from 2021 to 2031, much faster than the average for all occupations”.

Marshall University’s PA graduates will earn a Master of Medical Science Physician Assistant degree, and will be prepared to evaluate, diagnose, and manage patients in primary and specialty care across all stages of life as well as patients in culturally diverse and rural settings. Additionally, the program will provide its students with the competencies and skills to support life-long learning, to apply evidence-based medicine in practice, and to work in interprofessional teams. When this team approach of health care professionals is used, a wider range of services can be offered and more patients will benefit at the regional, state and national levels.

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