Physician Assistant Programs in New York

Unless noted by a * or **, the programs listed below are fully ARC-PA accredited, and their information is up to date as of 10/9/14.

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** = Accreditation-Probationary (the program’s accreditation is in jeopardy and may be withdrawn if it does not make the necessary changes by its next review.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.

*** = one ore more distant campuses are available.

 

Albany Medical College

Center for Physician Assistant Studies
47 New Scotland Avenue, Mail Code 4
Albany, NY 12208
(518) 262-5251
Email:  GreenR@mail.amc.edu
Website: http://www.amc.edu/Academic/PhysicianAssistant
Credentials Awarded: M
GRE required, TOEFL for nonnative English speakers
CASPA Participating Program
Application Deadline: October 1
Supplemental Application Required ($60)

 

CCNY Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education

Physician Assistant Program
160 Convent Avenue
Harris Hall, Room 15
New York, NY  10031
(212) 650-7745
Email: paprog@ccny.cuny.edu
Website: http://www.ccny.cuny.edu/sophiedavis/physician-assistant-program.cfm
Credentials Awarded: C, B
Does not participate in CASPA
Application Deadline: February 1
Supplemental Application Required

 

Clarkson University *

Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies Program
Department of Physician Assistant Studies
59 Main Street
PO Box 5882
Potsdam, NY 13699
(315) 268-7942
Email: pa@clarkson.edu
Website: http://www.clarkson.edu/pa/
Credentials Awarded: M
GRE required, TOEFL for nonnative English speakers
CASPA Participating Program
Application Deadline: March 1
Supplemental Application Required ($50)

 

Cornell University

Master of Science in Health Sciences for Physician Assistants Program
575 Lexington Avenue, Suite 600
New York, NY  10022
(646) 962-7277
Email: mshspa@med.cornell.edu
Website: http://weill.cornell.edu/gradschool/program/pa.html
Credentials Awarded: C, M
GRE required, TOEFL for nonnative English speakers
CASPA Participating Program
Application Deadline: September 1
Supplemental Application Required ($60)

 

CUNY York College

Physician Assistant Program
Attn: Admissions Coordinator
94-20 Guy R. Brewer Boulevard, Room 112 SC
Jamaica, NY  11451
(718) 262-2823
Email: paprogram@york.cuny.edu
Website: http://www.york.cuny.edu/academics/departments/health-professions/physician-assistant
Credentials Awarded: B
GRE not required, TOEFL for nonnative English speakers
Does not participate in CASPA
Application Deadline: February 28
No Supplemental Application

 

D’Youville College

Physician Assistant Program
295 Connecticut Street
Buffalo, NY  14201
(716) 829-7713
Email: paprogram@dyc.edu
Website: http://www.dyc.edu/academics/pa/
Credentials Awarded: B, M
Does not participate in CASPA
Application Deadline: November 1
Supplemental Application Required

 

Daemen College

Physician Assistant Program
4380 Main Street, Curtis Hall
Amherst, NY  14226-3592
(716) 839-8383
Email: mmoore@daemen.edu
Website: http://www.daemen.edu/academics/divisionofhealthhumanservices/physicianassistant/Pages/default.aspx
Credentials Awarded: B, M
TOEFL for nonnative English speakers
CASPA Participating Program
Application Deadline: November 1
No Supplemental Application

 

Hofstra University

Physician Assistant Studies Program
113 Monroe Lecture Center
127 Hofstra University
Hempstead, NY  11549-1270
(516) 463-4074
Email: paprogram@hofstra.edu
Website: http://www.hofstra.edu/Academics/Colleges/healthscienceshumanservices/PAP/index.html
Credentials Awarded: M
TOEFL for nonnative English speakers
CASPA Participating Program
Application Deadline: October 1
Supplemental Application Required

 

Le Moyne College

Department of Physician Assistant Studies
1419 Salt Springs Road
Syracuse, NY  13214
(315) 445-5444
Email: physassist@lemoyne.edu
Website: http://www.lemoyne.edu/tabid/654/Default.aspx
Credentials Awarded: M
GRE not required, TOEFL for nonnative English speakers
CASPA Participating Program
Application Deadline: October 1
No Supplemental Application

 

Long Island University

Division of Physician Assistant Studies
1 University Plaza
Brooklyn, NY  11201
(718) 488-1505
Email: bkln-pastudies@liu.edu
Website: http://www.liu.edu/Brooklyn/Academics/Schools/School-of-Health-Professions/Dept/Physician-Assistant/MS-PAS
Credentials Awarded: C, M
GRE required, TOEFL for nonnative English speakers
CASPA Participating Program
Application Deadline: January 15
No Supplemental Application

 

Marist College (Developing Program, not accredited)

Physician Assistant Program
Office of Admissions
3399 North Road
Poughkeepsie, NY  12601
(845) 575-3800
Email: graduate@marist.edu
Website: http://www.marist.edu/science/physassist/index.html
Credentials Awarded: M
CASPA Participating Program
Application Deadline: March 1
No Supplemental Application

 

Mercy College

Graduate Program in Physician Assistant Studies
1200 Waters Place
Bronx, NY  10461
(914) 674-7635
Email: theinemann@mercy.edu
Website: http://mercy.edu/physicianassistantstudiesms
Credentials Awarded: B, M
GRE not required, TOEFL for nonnative English speakers
CASPA Participating Program
Application Deadline: November 1
Supplemental Application Required ($40)

 

New York Institute of Technology

Physician Assistant Program
Riland Center, Suite 352
Northern Boulevard, PO Box 8000
Old Westbury, NY  11568-8000
(516) 686-3881
Email: pa@nyit.edu
Website: http://www.nyit.edu/physician_assistant_studies/
Credentials Awarded: M
GRE required, TOEFL for nonnative English speakers
CASPA Participating Program
Application Deadline: October 1
No Supplemental Application

 

Pace University

Physician Assistant Program
1 Pace Plaza
New York, NY  10038
(202) 618-6050
Email: paprogram@pace.edu
Website: http://www.pace.edu/physician-assistant
Credentials Awarded: C, M
GRE not required, TOEFL for nonnative English speakers
CASPA Participating Program
Application Deadline: September 1
No Supplemental Application

 

Rochester Institute of Technology

Physician Assistant Program, Office of Admissions Bausch & Lomb Center
60 Lomb Memorial Drive
Rochester, NY  14623-5604
(585) 475-5151
Email: llwscl@rit.edu
Website: http://www.rit.edu/healthsciences/graduate-programs/physician-assistant
Credentials Awarded: M
GRE not required, TOEFL for nonnative English speakers
Does not participate in CASPA
Application Deadline: February 1
Supplemental Application Required

 

St. John’s University

Physician Assistant Program
Dr. Andrew J. Bartilucci Center
175-05 Horace Harding Expressway
Fresh Meadows, NY  11365
(718) 990-8417
Email: simoneg@stjohns.edu
Website: http://www.stjohns.edu//academics/schools-and-colleges/college-pharmacy-and-health-sciences/programs-and-majors/physician-assistant-bachelor-science
Credentials Awarded: C
GRE not required, TOEFL for nonnative English speakers
CASPA Participating Program
Application Deadline: November 1
No Supplemental Application

 

Stony Brook University

Physician Assistant Program
School of Health Technology and Management
HSC Level 2, 428
Stony Brook, NY  11794-8202
(631) 444-3190
Email: paprogram@stonybrook.edu
Website: http://healthtechnology.stonybrookmedicine.edu/programs/pa/elpa
Credentials Awarded: C, M
GRE not required, TOEFL for nonnative English speakers
CASPA Participating Program
Application Deadline: October 1
Supplemental Application Required ($75)

 

SUNY Downstate Medical Center

Physician Assistant Program, Office of Student Admissions
450 Clarkson Avenue, Box 60
Brooklyn, NY  11203
(718) 270-2446
Email: admissions@downstate.edu
Website: http://sls.downstate.edu/admissions/chrp/pa/index.html
Credentials Awarded: B
GRE not required, TOEFL for nonnative English speakers
Does not participate in CASPA
Application Deadline: November 17
Supplemental Application Required

 

SUNY Upstate Medical Center

Physician Assistant Program
Weiskotten Hall, Rm. 1217, 766 Irving Ave.
Syracuse, NY  13210
(315) 464-4570
Email: admiss@upstate.edu
Website: http://www.upstate.edu/chp/programs/pa/
Credentials Awarded: M
GRE required
CASPA Participating Program
Application Deadline: December 1
Supplemental Application Required ($65)

 

Touro College – Bay Shore

Physician Assistant Program, Bay Shore Campus
1700 Union Boulevard
Bay Shore, NY  11706
(631) 665-6506
Email: enroll.health@touro.edu
Website: http://www1.touro.edu/shs/pali/pali.php
Credentials Awarded: M
GRE not required, TOEFL for nonnative English speakers
CASPA Participating Program
Application Deadline: March 1
Supplemental Application Required ($25)

 

Touro College – Manhattan

Physician Assistant Program, Manhattan Campus
27 West 23rd St
New York, NY  10010
(866) 868-7648
Email: enroll.health@touro.edu
Website: http://www1.touro.edu/shs/pany/pany.php
Credentials Awarded: M
GRE not required, TOEFL for nonnative English speakers
CASPA Participating Program
Application Deadline: January 15
Supplemental Application Required ($25)

 

Wagner College

Physician Assistant Program
One Campus Road
Staten Island, NY  10301
(718) 420-4553
Email: admissions@wagner.edu
Website: https://wagner.edu/physician-assistant/
Credentials Awarded: B, M
Does not participate in CASPA
Application Deadline: February 15
No Supplemental Application

 

  • MB Whitehead October 15, 2011, 7:24 am

    I do not see New York’s newest program. Clarkson University’s PA program was provisionally accredited in September of this year.
    Thank you.

    Reply
    • Paul October 15, 2011, 12:15 pm

      Thank you so much for calling my attention to that. It’s on the list now. -P

      Reply
  • wilkin November 11, 2011, 6:18 am

    what about cuny city college? is it not a good program?

    Reply
    • Paul November 11, 2011, 8:03 am

      The only ARC-PA accredited CUNY program is York College. You’ll find it at the end of the New York programs list (it’s alphabetical).

      Reply
  • dan June 25, 2012, 1:43 pm

    Is there going to be a PA program at COSI/CUNY on the Staten Island campus in 2012/13?

    Reply
    • Paul June 25, 2012, 6:30 pm

      I’m sorry, Dan – I don’t do predictions. I just work from the ARC-PA published information. If I had heard anything I would share it, but I haven’t. If you find out, please let us know!

      Reply
  • Monika August 26, 2012, 3:49 pm

    Hi Paul,
    As always – extreamly grateful ;)
    Just FYI (and everybody there)
    There are few Education/$ wise options
    Maybe you can add shortcuts of SUNY/CUNY into long names of schools already listed
    4 SUNY schools (Masters degree) – State University of New York
    – Albany
    – Downstate
    – Upstate
    – Stony Brook
    2 CUNY schools (Bechallor degree) – City University of New York
    – York College
    – City College

    I’m so happy for you – congratulation on big hunting. Thank you for all the tiny and huge pieces of the advice. They are priceless.
    Whenever I think about my school, I always visualize study group getting ready for exams. This is the added dream to the PA program about meeting ppl like you, Sundance and many other Nameless but no meaningless. I got acceptance letter to the second BS Accelerated RN program at Cleveland State University but still trying to take the very last minute GRE exam to see where it leads to. Until 2 months ago I’ve never heard about the PA ;) so this is why I am on the

    Can you please deliberate during 5 spare min about chances for job hunting / income with PA BS vs MS. Have you heard about hiring with BS degree only?

    Best luck at your new battlefield
    Monika

    Reply
  • Sevgi hatipoglu November 13, 2012, 8:22 pm

    Hi I’m trying to apply for pa programs but I don’t have my bachelors degree yet… Which school in New York don’t need a bachelors degree to apply… Btw I have all my prerequisites for all these school… I really need help because I’m lost and don’t want to search every single school… :(

    Reply
    • Paul November 15, 2012, 4:55 pm

      This is actually a simple question. Programs that do not require a bachelors are the non-graduate programs. So if there is an “M” under degrees awarded, you get a masters degree there, and therefore need a bachelor’s degree. If it says “B,” you get a bachelor’s degree there, which means you would then need to go to a program with an “M” to get license eligible. Programs with a “C” for certificate (not C and M both) lead to a certificate, and in most cases will not require a bachelors. In New York, I think there are none such schools, but take a look. Call if you are unsure.

      My advice: get your bachelor’s degree – it will give you more options.

      Reply
  • Maya January 3, 2013, 1:17 pm

    Hi Paul …
    I’m trying to get into a PA program but I’m lost. I will have my degree on liberal arts on science but I do know that cuny college have tipps website to see what courses are equivalent but I’m trying to apply to St. John’s University and what they told me is just to apply that they will go over my application how do I know which clases are fine to me to take and will have credit once I submit my application. I don’t want to lose more time
    Thank you

    Reply
    • Paul January 5, 2013, 4:32 pm

      1) go through the information given to you by each school you are applying to.

      2) if they require a course you have not taken, look through your transcript for what you have taken that MIGHT fulfill the requirement.

      3) Call that school and ask them if what you took will satisfy their admissions requirements.

      4) If it won’t, you’re a little stuck. This happened to me and I had to retake physiology. At my school, the only physiology class was COMPARATIVE physiology, which included animal physio. But UC Davis wanted HUMAN physio. I tried to convince them that it was equivalent and it took them about a week to get back to me saying basically “Sorry.” So I went to a community college and took HUMAN physiology. And was glad I did – it really prepared me well for PA school!

      5) Sometimes you can’t please everyone no matter what you do. If this happens, let it go – it’s out of your control.

      I hope that answers your question.

      Reply
  • Melissa January 21, 2013, 9:32 am

    Hey im currently at a community college now, taking some basic classes( intro to stat, soc101,psy101, some electives etc.) I will have 24 credits by this may. ( but I haven’t taking a science class yet). Do you think I should just transfer to a 4 year school (that has a PA program) and finish up my prerequisites there get an even stronger gpa, then apply to that schools PA program?

    Thank you

    Reply
    • Paul January 22, 2013, 11:18 am

      I don’t think it matters much where you do your coursework. But I highly recommend that you get your bachelor’s degree, which is becoming a functional minimum for people who want to become PAs.

      Reply
  • lexi November 11, 2014, 5:19 pm

    where can I get more information about schools that are not on CASPA and might be easier to get into. My science GPA is a 3.2 and not enough for some schools but my patient experience is excellent. What can I do to get in next fall. Will have a BS by then.
    Would be interested in anything you can share.

    Reply
    • Paul November 11, 2014, 10:50 pm

      All of the Non-CASPA PA programs can be reached via our PA School Directory. Please note that this includes schools with all manner of accreditations, from full to developing (not accredited yet)

      They are:

      CCNY Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education New York
      Chapman University California
      Charles R. Drew University California
      Christian Brothers University Tennessee
      CUNY York College New York
      D’youville College New York
      Duquesne University Pennsylvania
      Gannon University Pennsylvania
      Georgia Regents University Georgia
      Grand Valley State University Michigan
      Interservice Texas
      Kean University New Jersey
      Medical University of South Carolina South Carolina
      Mercyhurst University Pennsylvania
      Miami-Dade College Florida
      Moreno Valley College California
      Our Lady of the Lake College Louisiana
      Pennsylvania College of Technology Pennsylvania
      Rochester Institute of Technology New York
      Sacred Heart University Connecticut
      San Joaquin Valley College California
      Seton Hall University New Jersey
      Springfield College Massachusetts
      Stanford University California
      Sullivan University Kentucky
      SUNY Downstate Medical Center New York
      University Of Oklahoma, Oklahoma City Oklahoma
      Wagner College New York

      Reply

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