Chapman University is developing a Physician Assistant Studies graduate program. The program will consist of didactic and clinical curricular excellence that will confer a Master of Medical Science (MMS) degree. Graduates will be eligible to sit for the national certification examination through the National Commission on the Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA). Once nationally certified, graduates of Chapman University’s PA program will be eligible to apply to the California’s State Medical Board or another state board for a license to practice in the state.
The first entering cohort is proposed for January 2017.
The program will be housed in the new state-of-the-art Harry and Diane Rinker Health Science Campus in Irvine, California. The Physical Therapy program, the new School of Pharmacy, Athletic Training, and Communication Sciences and Disorders will also be housed at this facility.
The information provided herein is in draft form only and will be updated on a regular basis on this website.
The ARC-PA has granted Accreditation-Provisional status to the Chapman University Master of Medical Science Physician Assistant Studies Program sponsored by the Chapman University.
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.
Accreditation-Provisional does not ensure any subsequent accreditation status. It is limited to no more than five years from matriculation of the first class.
Chapman University is one of California’s oldest and most respected private universities, offering distinguished undergraduate and graduate degrees in the context of a liberal arts and sciences university. For more than 150 years, Chapman University has served as a symbol of educational access and excellence in the state of California.