University of Kentucky

College of Health Sciences

Physician Assistant Studies


MS 601, 800 Rose Street

University of Kentucky

Lexington, KY 40546

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:

M.S.- Physician Assistant Studies

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The University of Kentucky Division of Physician Assistant Studies offers a Plan B, non-thesis, master's degree program for physician assistants that is accredited by the American Medical Association Committee on Allied Health Education and Accreditation. The MSPAS program is designed for 1) students who wish to become PAs and hold a baccalaureate or will have earned a baccalaureate degree by the time they enter the program and for 2) PAs who already hold a baccalaureate degree in Physician Assistant Studies from an accredited Physician Assistant program. The MSPAS program prepares highly qualified graduates with enhanced clinical competencies in evidenced-based medicine, geriatrics, health services management, clinical nutrition, pharmacology and applied research to meet the emerging health care needs of the 21st century, especially the increasing aging population and medically undeserved communities. Physician assistants may serve in a variety of health care settings, such as primary care practices, geriatric long-term facilities, hospitals, correctional institutions and community-based clinics. The MSPAS program also prepares graduates to be competitive for positions in clinical research, health care administration and higher education. The MSPAS program is offered at the Lexington campus and at the rural campus of Morehead State University.

Facts & Figures

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Large City

Size & Settings: 20,000-39,999

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