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Program Accreditation

Accreditation Status and Implications of Accreditation

Kansas State University Physician Assistant Program has applied for Accreditation - Provisional from the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA). Kansas State University Physician Assistant Program anticipates matriculating its first class in January of 2021, pending achieving Accreditation - Provisional status at the September 2020 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 ARC-PA does not approve Accreditation-Provisional Status for the KSU PA program, a class will not matriculate in January 2021, and students who were offered a seat and paid the $1,000 seat deposit will receive a refund.  For more information regarding accreditation, please visit: http://www.arc-pa.org/accreditation/ or contact ARC-PA at 12000 Findley Road, Suite 150, Johns Creek, GA 30097, or call (770) 476-1224.

Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies (MSPAS) Degree

K-State Physician Assistant Program will confer a Master of Science Physician Assistant Studies degree upon completion of the 27-month educational program. The program consists of 12 months of didactic education and 15 months of clinical experiences.