School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences
Master of Physician Assistant Studies
To prepare students to become generalist physician assistants oriented toward service to underserved populations, both in the rural and urban areas through an education based on the medical model and team approach to medicine and health care.
The physician assistant is a health care professional licensed to work under the supervision of a licensed physician to perform medical duties from primary care to technically advanced procedures in emergency medicine or within medical specialties. Physician Assistants have the education preparation and experience to perform functions such as taking a patient medical history, performing complete physical examinations, ordering and interpreting laboratory tests, diagnosing and treating medical illnesses, assisting physicians during surgical procedures, performing medical procedures such as suturing and wound care, and prescribing medication.
The Indianapolis campus of Indiana University is accredited by the Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA).
International Student Requirements:
• International applicants must meet additional requirements as determined by the IUPUI Office of International Affairs
Facts & Figures
# of Credits Required: 111
Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Intensive
Locale: Large City
Size & Settings: 20,000-39,999