PA Program Accreditation

The Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA), the accrediting agency that defines the standards for PA education within the territorial US, has granted Accreditation-Provisional status to the Physician Assistant Studies Program at Johnson & Wales University.

About Provisional Status
Accreditation-Provisional is an accreditation status. The status indicates that the plans and resource allocation for the proposed program appear to demonstrate the program’s ability to meet the ARC-PA Standards, if fully implemented as planned. Accreditation-Provisional does not ensure any subsequent accreditation status. It is limited to no more than 5 years from matriculation of the first class.

Successful graduates will receive a Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies (MSPAS) from JWU and will be qualified to take the Physician Assistant National Certification Exam (PANCE) that is required for licensure as a physician assistant.

Review the Program Prerequisites
Prior to applying via CASPA, familiarize yourself with our admissions prerequisites, which will help you assemble the necessary documentation.