Programs Offered in Physician Assistant
- Standard Admission
Admission to the graduate level MMS Program is granted through a competitive process. Please read over the admission details such as prerequisites and requirements.
- Pre-PA Scholars PAthway
This pathway is only available to SLU students. Please review the details for information about the admission requirements and application process.
Welcome to the SLU PA Program
- Degree offered: Master of Medical Science (MMS)
- Total class size: 34
- Length of Program: continuous 27 months, full-time
- Start date: mid to late August
- PANCE pass rate: 99 percent over the last five years
The Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant has granted Accreditation-Continued to the Physician Assistant Program sponsored by Saint Louis University. Accreditation-Continued is an accreditation status granted when a currently accredited program is in compliance with the ARC-PA Standards.
Accreditation remains in effect until the program closes or withdraws from the accreditation process or until accreditation is withdrawn for failure to comply with the Standards. The approximate date for the next validation review of the program by the ARC-PA will be March 2020. The review date is contingent upon continued compliance with the Accreditation Standards and ARC-PA policy.
Since graduating its first class in 1973, the program has maintained excellent pass rates on the Physician Assistant National Certifying Exam (PANCE). The average first-time PANCE rate for the last 5 years is 99 percent, click here for further detail.