When looking for physician assistant programs by state, you want to make sure that the PA program you are wishing to attend has been graced with accreditation status by the almighty Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA). The ARC-PA is an agency that reviews different physician assistant programs all around the US and evaluates them to find out if they meet their accreditation standards.

It is vital to find a program that is accredited by them to do your physician assistant studies through because doing your training through an accredited PA school is a requirement to take the Physician Assistant National Certification Exam (PANCE). Below is the list of all the accredited physician assistant schools by state, which some provide a clickable link, in which case you will be taken to your state’s accredited PA programs as well as their individual requirements needed in order to become a student in the program.

The Accredited Physician Assistant Programs By State

Alabama

Arkansas

  • Harding University

Arizona

California

Colorado

Connecticut

  • Quinnipiac University
  • University of Bridgeport
  • Yale University School of Medicine

District of Columbia

  • Howard University
  • George Washington University

Florida

Georgia

Iowa

Idaho

  • Idaho State University

Illinois

Indiana

Kansas

  • Wichita State University

Kentucy

  • University of Kentucky
  • University of the Cumberlands

Lousianna

Massachusetts

Maine

  • University of New England

Michigan

Minnesota

Mississippi

  • Mississippi College

Missouri

  • Missouri State University
  • Saint Louis University

Montana

  • Rocky Mountain College

North Carolina

North Dakota

  • University of North Dakota

Nebraska

  • University of Nebraska
  • Union College

New Hampshire

  • Massachussets College of Technology
  • Franklin Pierce University

New Jersey

  • University of Medicine and Dentistry New Jersey
  • Seton Hall University

New Mexico

  • University of St. Francis
  • University of New Mexico

Nevada

  • Touro University

New York

Ohio

Oklahoma

  • University of Oklahoma – Tulsa
  • University of Oklahoma – Oklahoma  City

Oregon

Pennsylvania

South Carolina

South Dakota

  • University of South Dakota

Tennessee

  • South College
  • Christian Brothers University
  • Trevecca Nazerene University
  • Bethel University
  • Lincoln Memorial

Texas

Utah

  • University of Utah

Virginia

Washington

Wisconsin

West Virginia

  • Mountain State University
  • West Liberty University
  • Alderson-Broaddus College

Didn’t Find Your State?

If you didn’t find you state in our physician assistant programs by state list or the traveling distance is too far, you have two options which are:

  1. You can attend a program in a state that is close to where you reside if applicable.
  2. The other being that you can take an online program, also known as a Distance Learning Program.