Master of Physician Assistant Studies

The Bechtel Physician Assistant Studies Program consists of didactic and clinical academic work over the course of 29 months. Graduates of the program will be eligible to sit for the national certification examination for physician assistants through the National Commission on the Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA). 

The Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA) has granted Accreditation-Continued status to the Bechtel Physician Assistant Studies Program sponsored by Colorado Mesa 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remains in effect until the program closes or withdraws from the accreditation process or until accreditation is withdrawn for failure to comply with the Standards.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 September 2033. The review date is contingent upon continued compliance with the Accreditation Standards and ARC-PA policy.

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