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



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27 months

Estimated tuition


At Bethel, you’ll experience a world-class physician assistant education that builds on the university’s distinguished biology, nursing, and other healthcare programs. 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’ll provide services as varied as healthcare itself. You’ll perform medical procedures, write prescriptions, and even have the background for further education so you can teach, conduct research, or engage in healthcare administration.

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Meet Your Counselor

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

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 for quality clinical training

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

State-of-the-art medical training facility

You’ll learn in a state-of-the-art training facility that uses patient simulators, video-monitored clinics, and other technologies to enhance learning.

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Upcoming Events

AUG 7 2021

2021 Physician Assistant Pinning Ceremony

10:30 a.m. Benson Great Hall

Celebrate the Class of 2022 as they transition from Didactic to Clinical year.

AUG 7 2021

2021 Physician Assistant White Coat Ceremony

2 p.m. Benson Great Hall

Celebrate the graduation of the Class of 2021

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.


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 medical 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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