Master of Physician Assistant Studies

The Colorado Mesa University Master of Physician Assistant Studies (MPAS) Program will not commence unless and until both the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA) and the Higher Learning Commission have approved the program.  CMU has applied for Accreditation - Provisional from the ARC-PA. CMU anticipates matriculating its first class in January 2019, pending achieving Accreditation - Provisional status at the September 2018 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.  The program will not commence in the event that provisional accreditation is not received.

For updates on program accreditation and general program information, please visit the Masters of Physician Assistant Studies website.

For a complete list of program requirements, please see the program sheet