Physician Assistant Studies Department

Missouri State University is preparing for a return to campus by slowly easing restrictions for the campus community. The Department of Physician Assistant Studies (PAS) office will remain closed until authorized by the University to reopen.  However, the PAS Department will continue to operate remotely under normal business hours, 8am-5pm Monday through Friday. The best method of communication with our department is via email at Voice messages can be left on the main office number (417-836-6151).


Visit Missouri State’s Response to COVID-19 for additional information.

Support healthy communities

Gain the skills and experience to become a physician assistant, serving patients as a primary care provider. Our community-focused program will sharpen your clinical and leadership abilities as you learn to address health issues with skill and compassion.


Graduate Program

Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies

Gain clinical experience, learn in state-in-art facilities and develop the necessary skills for a rewarding career as a physician assistant. Our professional course of study is designed to prepare highly competent practitioners to practice primary care medicine in the context of team-delivered care in a rapidly evolving health care arena.

Accredited program

You will complete our accredited program in just 24 months. The curriculum incorporates scientific inquiry, self-directed study, clinical experience, critical analysis and problem solving to provide you with a firm foundation for your career in health care.

If you wish to meet with a PA Program Advisor, please call 417-836-4479 to make an appointment.

Inspiring academics

Knowledge based on experience — Missouri State’s approach to learning sets you up for success with insight from expert faculty and personalized advising.