Physician Assistant Program

Master of Science

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

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At a Glance

Delivery

Face to face

Finish in

27 months

Estimated tuition

$97,104

At Bethel, you’ll experience a world-class physician assistant education. Through experience-based learning, 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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Aimee Roddel

At Bethel, we're committed to helping you get the most out of your education. Your enrollment counselor is here to help you balance your program with your personal life and career goals.

 

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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


Bethel has created strong community and statewide partnerships with clinical sites all over Minnesota and neighboring states to provide quality clinical 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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Upcoming Events

JUNE 23 2022

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

6 p.m.

Join us for our PA info session

AUG 6 2022

2022 Physician Assistant Commencement Ceremony

10:30 a.m. Benson Great Hall

Celebrate the graduation of the Class of 2022 and the Class of 2023's transition from didactic to clinical year.

Discover what's next.

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

100%

graduates who passed the Physician Assistant National Certifying Exam

150

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 medical care to diverse individuals, families, and communities, nearby and around the world.

Skills

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

Careers

Our graduates work in:

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

Employers

Our graduates work in settings like:

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

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