Physician Assistant Programs in Florida

Unless noted by a * or **, the programs listed below are fully ARC-PA accredited, and their information is up to date as of 10/8/2014.

A = Associate’s Degree    B = Bachelor’s Degree    C = Certificate   M = Master’s Degree  * = Accreditation – Provisional (the program is expected to be fully accredited in the near future and may admit students)  ** = Accreditation-Probationary (the program’s accreditation is in jeopardy and may be withdrawn if it does not make the necessary changes by its next review.  This probation period is limited to 2 years.

 

Adventist University of Health Sciences (Developing Program, not accredited)

Physician Assistant Program
671 Winyah Drive
Orlando, FL 32803
(407) 303-7742
Credentials Awarded: M
GRE required
CASPA Participating Program
Application Deadline: October 1
No Supplemental Application

 

Barry University

Locations*: Miami Shores, St. Petersburg, and St. Croix, US Virgin Islands

*(Apply for one campus only)

Physician Assistant Program
11300 NE Second Avenue
Miami Shores, FL  33161
(305) 899-3130
Email: paadmissions@barry.edu
Website: http://www.barry.edu/physician-assistant/
Credentials Awarded: C, M
GRE required, TOEFL for nonnative English speakers,  MCAT not accepted
CASPA Participating Program
Application Deadline: December 1
No Supplemental Application

St. Petersburg Campus is located at:
7200 66th Street North
Pinellas Park, FL 33781

St. Croix, Virgin Islands Campus is located at:
Sunshine Mall, No. 1 Estate Cane
St. Croix, VI 00840

 

Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine (FIU) (Developing Program, not accredited)

Master of Physician Assistant Studies Program
11200 SW 8th Street
MARC #262
Miami, FL 33199
(305) 348-6567
Credentials Awarded: M
GRE required, MCAT not accepted
CASPA Participating Program
Application Deadline: March 1
Supplemental Application Required ($100)

 

Keiser University

Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies Program
1900 W. Commercial Boulevard
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33309
(954) 776-4456
Email: graduateschool@keiseruniversity.edu
Website: http://www.keiseruniversity.edu/master-of-science-in-physician-assistant/
Credentials Awarded: M
GRE required
CASPA Participating Program
Application Deadline: November 1
Supplemental Application Required ($50)

 

Miami Dade College

Physician Assistant Program
Medical Center Campus
950 NW 20th Street
Miami, FL  33127-4693
(305) 237-4103
Email: mdcpaprogram@mdc.edu
Website: http://www.mdc.edu/medical/AHT/PA/default.asp
Credentials Awarded: A
TOEFL for nonnative English speakers
Does not participate in CASPA
Application Deadline: January 15
No Supplemental Application

 

Nova Southeastern University – Fort Lauderdale

Physician Assistant Program, Admissions Office
3200 S. University Drive
Fort Lauderdale, FL  33328
(954) 262-1250
Email: melissa.coffman@nova.edu
Website: http://www.nova.edu/chcs/pa/fortlauderdale/index.html
Credentials Awarded: M
GRE required, MCAT not accepted
CASPA Participating Program
Application Deadline: December 1
Supplemental Application Required ($50)

 

Nova Southeastern University – Jacksonville

Physician Assistant Program
6675 Corporate Center Parkway, Suite 112
Jacksonville, FL  32216-8080
(800) 640-0218
Email: hpdinfo@nova.edu
Website: http://www.nova.edu/chcs/pa/jacksonville/index.html
Credentials Awarded: M
GRE required, MCAT not accepted
CASPA Participating Program
Application Deadline: January 15
Supplemental Application Required ($50)

 

Nova Southeastern University – Orlando **

Physician Assistant Program
4850 Millenia Boulevard
Orlando, FL  32839
(407) 264-5150
Email: info@nova.edu
Website: http://www.nova.edu/chcs/pa/orlando/index.html
Credentials Awarded: M
GRE required, MCAT not accepted
CASPA Participating Program
Application Deadline: January 15
Supplemental Application Required ($50)

 

Nova Southeastern University – Southwest Florida

Physician Assistant Program
3650 Colonial Court
Fort Myers, FL  33913
(239) 274-1021
Email: infopanaples@nova.edu
Website: http://nova.edu/chcs/pa/swflorida/index.html
Credentials Awarded: M
GRE required, MCAT not accepted
CASPA Participating Program
Application Deadline: January 15
Supplemental Application Required ($50)

 

South University –Tampa

Physician Assistant Program, Admissions Department
4401 North Himes Avenue
Tampa, FL  33614
(813) 393-3720
Email: paprogramtampa@southuniversity.edu
Website: http://www.southuniversity.edu/tampa/physician-assistant-studies-degree-ms-149412.aspx
Credentials Awarded: M
GRE required, TOEFL for nonnative English speakers
CASPA Participating Program
Application Deadline: August 1
No Supplemental Application

 

University of Florida

School of Physician Assistant Studies
PO Box 100176
Gainesville, FL  32610-0176
(352) 265-7955
Email: Admissions@pap.ufl.edu
Website: http://pap.med.ufl.edu/
Credentials Awarded: C, M
GRE required, MCAT not accepted
CASPA Participating Program
Application Deadline: October 1
Supplemental Application Required ($30)

 

University of South Florida – Tampa (Developing Program, not accredited)

USF Morsani College of Medicine Office of Admissions
12901 Bruce B. Downs Boulevard
MDC 2
Tampa, FL 33612-4799
(813) 974-8926
Credentials Awarded: M
GRE or MCAT required
CASPA Participating Program
Application Deadline: March 1
Supplemental Application Required ($30)
  • KC. A November 15, 2011, 7:36 pm

    Im looking at applying to schools in FL, TX, and CA. Is there a suggested amount of schools one should apply to at a time? Also what does the letters beside the Credentials Awarded mean?
    M= Masters? C=…, A=…
    Why would someone choose one over the other?

    Reply
    • Paul November 15, 2011, 10:16 pm

      The stronger your application, the fewer you can get away with applying to. The average # of apps per student is six. I suggest you apply to all of yor first choice schools, plus at least three more. Some people apply to many more, so you have take an honest look at your chances and guess.

      Reply
  • Daniel May 10, 2012, 2:24 pm

    What does the certificate do for me? Is it worth as much as the actual other degrees mentioned on here? Is the schooling time frame the same?

    Reply

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