Physician Assistant program at Bethel University

Physician Assistant Program

Master of Science

With a physician assistant graduate degree, you’ll be equipped to offer holistic patient care with compassion, integrity, and purpose.

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At Bethel, you’ll experience a world-class physician assistant education. Through clinical experience, expert instruction, and transformative community, you’ll be equipped with the comprehensive skills required to work alongside physicians and provide meaningful care to patients with diverse backgrounds and needs.

Program Details

As a physician assistant, you will provide services as varied as healthcare itself. Our 27-month program will prepare you to provide preventative care, develop treatment plans, and perform medical procedures. You’ll also graduate with the background to teach, conduct research, or engage in healthcare administration.

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Program Highlights

Outstanding training facilities

You’ll train in state-of-the-art facilities, utilizing patient simulations, cadaver dissection, and procedural trainers to enhance learning.

Experienced core faculty

Our professors have close to 150 years of combined clinical work as PAs or physicians and bring this wealth of experience to the classroom.

Faith integration

Our professors embrace a holistic approach to medical care that takes into account the mind, body, and spirit connection in medicine and integrates it with faith in patient treatment.

Statewide partnerships

Our physician assistant graduate program has created strong community and statewide partnerships with clinical sites all over Minnesota and neighboring states to provide quality clinical experience and training.

Systems-based curriculum

Our systems-based curriculum integrates clinical medicine, pathophysiology, pharmacology, medical procedures, and case-based learning.

Transformative community

You'll discover a strong sense of community. Faculty become mentors and classmates become colleagues and lifelong friends.

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APR 25 2024

M.S. Physician Assistant Info Session (In-Person)

6:30 p.m. Anderson Center Level 2 Classrooms

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MAY 16 2024

Physician Assistant (M.S.) Online Info Session

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JUNE 20 2024

M.S. Physician Assistant Info Session (In-Person)

6 p.m. Anderson Center 301E Conference Room

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JULY 18 2024

Physician Assistant (M.S.) Online Info Session

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Discover what's next.

Now more than ever, our world needs excellent healthcare providers, and Bethel’s physician assistant graduate program is preparing students who help meet that need. Through the PA program, you’ll become a skilled healthcare professional, prepared to provide comprehensive patient care to people of all ages, backgrounds, and walks of life.


graduates who passed the Physician Assistant National Certifying Exam


years of clinical expertise by PA program faculty

Career Outcomes

What can I do with an M.S. in Physician Assistant?

Our physician assistant graduates provide comprehensive patient care to diverse individuals, families, and communities, nearby and around the world.


Learn how to:

  • Take medical histories and perform physical exams
  • Assist with preventive care
  • Solve problems and make decisions in healthcare settings
  • Conduct clinical procedures
  • Manage ethical/legal considerations
  • Provide prognoses and treatments for diseases
  • Think through and analyze issues critically
  • Perform research and apply statistics to it
  • Communicate effectively with patients from all socioeconomic backgrounds
  • Understand billing and coding, risk management, and other legal issues in the PA profession


Our graduates work in:

  • Family practice
  • Internal medicine
  • Pediatrics
  • Women’s health
  • Surgery
  • Emergency medicine
  • And many other specialties


Our graduates work in settings like:

  • Private clinics
  • Hospitals
  • Public health care facilities
  • Governmental service
  • Medical missions
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