Master'sPhysician Associate

Wichita State’s fully accredited Master of Physician Associate (MPA) program prepares you to practice medicine in collaboration with a licensed physician in just 26 months. The program has a 50-year record of excellence offering unmatched opportunities for applied learning across a variety of medical settings—opening doors to a high-demand, high-paying career as a PA.

Learn how PA is the right fit for you.

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Applied learning at Wichita State

At Wichita State, applied learning is everything. In fact, every degree we offer has a guaranteed applied learning or research experience built right into it equipping you with the relevant skills and experience to make you workforce ready before graduation.

Admission to the program

To be admitted to the program, students must meet the following requirements:

  • Hold a bachelor’s degree, or demonstrate intent to complete a bachelor’s degree, from a regionally accredited institution by the spring semester prior to entering the PA program
  • Have a minimum overall GPA and science GPA of 3.00
  • Complete all prerequisite science courses by the time of application

For additional admission details, click on the link below.

Inside the Program

PA students participate in Medical Mission at Home

Each year, Physician Associate students get hands-on experience providing a day of free health care to patients with little or no health insurance.

It's all part of the Medical Mission at Home community event. Students help community members in need by donating their time to provide medical services.

They also provide much-needed connections for continued follow-up care.


This seven semester program lasts 26 months and is divided in two parts: 53 semester hours of coursework and 40 semester hours of research and clinical rotations in a variety of settings including rural, urban and underserved communities.

Graduates are eligible to take the National Commission on the Certification of Physician Associates exam, which is required for a physician associate to practice in all states.


A physician associate degree from Wichita State will help you gain the knowledge and practical experience needed to build your dream career in this fast-growing, high-paying medical field.

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