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.
Chapman University has applied for accreditation provisional from the Accreditation Review Commission on the Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA). Chapman University anticipates matriculating its first class in January 2017, pending accreditation provisional from ARC-PA. Accreditation Provisional is an accreditation status for a new PA program that has not yet enrolled students, but at the time of its comprehensive accreditation review, has demonstrated its preparedness to initiate a program in accordance with the accreditation standards. The program will not commence in the event that accreditation provisional is not received.
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.