Master of Physician Assistant Studies / Advancement Option
University of Nebraska Medical Center

Program Details

The online Master of Physician Assistant Studies with the Advancement Option enables practicing Physician Assistants to advance from a bachelor’s degree to the master’s degree through a flexible program that can be completed anywhere and on their own schedules.  Students in the program acquire new competencies and skills and learn current concepts in the areas of health care policy and medical ethics.  Students also improve research skills by investigating a medical topic and presenting the results in a scientific paper.


  • Accredited PA Program graduate with a bachelor's degree from an approved institution of higher learning
  • PA student GPA of at least 2.0 (4.0 scale)
  • Current or prior certification by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA)
  • Personal professional liability coverage
  • Current State PA license (military or federal employees are exempt)
  • Must be employed in a clinical or educational role (full-time or part-time)

School Accreditation Statement

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission