Program Overview

ATSU’s Master of Science in Advanced Physician Assistant Studies online is a post-professional program that offers concentrations in either Clinical Medicine or Education/Leadership, with flexibility for working professionals. The APA program faculty members comprise a supportive community of leaders in their respective fields. The faculty provide students pursuing a physician assistant degree online with hands-on learning opportunities and real-world experience. They serve as mentors, advisers and researchers who are dedicated to furthering each student’s academic and career goals. 

Courses offered in the Clinical Medicine concentration of the Advanced Physician Assistant degree program are designed to broaden the clinical knowledge and skill level of practicing physician assistants. In addition to the didactic course work, which may be completed 100 percent online, the Clinical Medicine concentration requires 400 hours of direct patient care. The physician assistant degree student may complete this at their place of employment.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Master

    Delivery Format: Mostly Online

    Accelerated Degree: No

    Accreditation & Licensing

    Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

    School Overview

    Founded in 1892 by Dr. Andrew Taylor Still, A.T. Still University is the world’s first osteopathic medical school. ATSU is a private, not-for-profit institution of higher education and has received worldwide renown as a multidisciplinary healthcare educator. In the U.S., ATSU is recognized as one of the leading centers of excellence in intergenerational healthcare, geriatric health, applied wellness education and rural practice methodologies. The University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

    The University offers graduate and professional programs in several healthcare fields through their campuses as well as online. ATSU is comprised of six different schools within the healthcare field that include different specializations within the school. The six schools are:

    • Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine (KCOM)
    • School of Osteopathic Medicine in Arizona (SOMA)
    • Arizona School of Health Sciences (ASHS)
    • College of Graduate Health Studies (CGHS)
    • Arizona School of Dentistry & Oral Health (ASDOH)
    • Missouri School of Dentistry & Oral Health (MOSDOH)


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