The Physician Assistant (PA) program at Wichita State University is the only one of its kind in Kansas. The program offers a Master of Physician Assistant (MPA) degree and prepares students to practice medicine in collaboration with a licensed physician.


Physician Assistant

With more than 150 years of combined clinical and more than 85 years of healthcare education experience, the department of Physician Assistant (PA) at Wichita State University has a highly competitive master’s program ranked in the top 35 percent of the nation.

Students gain a competitive advantage by learning from practicing faculty who care about their achievement. Our dedicated faculty, program affordability, strong community affiliations and location are key reasons our program has a 20:1 applicant ratio. A rewarding career as a PA offers graduates the opportunity for an excellent salary. Strong demand for PA continues to grow.

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Aaron McKinney Memorial

A photo of Aaron McKinney

The Physician Assistant Department at Wichita State University is honored to announce the Aaron McKinney Memorial.  We are honored to announce the Aaron McKinney Memorial for PA student scholarship.  Aaron McKinney, husband and father of three, graduated from the WSU PA Program 2013.  He unexpectedly lost his life in 2014 at the age of 33, when his bicycle was tragically struck by a car as he was training for a triathlon.

PA student has passion for community and giving back

Abby Warkentine is a clinical student and majoring Physician Assistant. Winner of the Bright Futures Innovation award, Warkentine talks about her love for the community and giving back.