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future and may admit students)  ** = Accreditation-Probationary (the program’s accreditation is in jeopardy and may be withdrawn if it does not make the necessary changes by its next review.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

 

Campbell University

Physician Assistant Program
191 Main Street
PO Box 1090
Buies Creek, NC  27506
(910) 893-1690
Email: paga@campbell.edu
Website: http://www.campbell.edu/cphs/academic-programs/pa-program/
Credentials Awarded: M
GRE required, TOEFL for nonnative English speakers
CASPA Participating Program
Application Deadline: January 15
Supplemental Application Required ($50)

 

Duke University Medical Center

Physician Assistant Program
Department of Community and Family Medicine
Box 104780 DUMC
Durham, NC  27710
(919) 681-3161
Email: paadmission@mc.duke.edu
Website: http://pa.mc.duke.edu/
Credentials Awarded: M
GRE required
CASPA Participating Program
Application Deadline: October 1
Supplemental Application Required ($50)

 

East Carolina University

Physician Assistant Program
4310 Health Sciences Building
Mail Stop 668
Greenville, NC  27834
(252) 744-1100
Email: PAAdmissions@ecu.edu
Website: http://www.ecu.edu/pa/
Credentials Awarded: M
GRE required
CASPA Participating Program
Application Deadline: September 1
No Supplemental Application

 

Elon University *

Department of Physician Assistant Studies
2750 Campus Box
Elon, NC 27244
(336) 278-7600
Email: gradadm@elon.edu
Website: http://www.elon.edu/e-web/academics/pa/
Credentials Awarded: M
GRE required
CASPA Participating Program
Application Deadline: November 1
No Supplemental Application

 

Gardner Webb University *

Physician Assistant Program, Graduate Admissions
PO Box 7308
Boiling Springs, NC 28017
(704) 406-2369
Email: paprogram@gardner-webb.edu
Website: http://www.gardner-webb.edu/academics/areas-of-study/physician-assistant/index
Credentials Awarded: M
GRE required, TOEFL for nonnative English speakers
CASPA Participating Program
Application Deadline: October 1
No Supplemental Application

 

High Point University (Developing Program, not accredited)

Physician Assistant Program
Norcross Graduate School
833 Montlieu Avenue
High Point, NC  27262
(336) 841-9198
Email: PAprogram@highpoint.edu
Website: http://www.highpoint.edu/physicianassistant/
Credentials Awarded: M
GRE required
CASPA Participating Program
Application Deadline: November 1
No Supplemental Application

 

Lenoir-Rhyne University (Developing Program, not accredited)

Physician Assistant Program
625 7th Avenue
Hickory, NC  28603
(828) 328-7764
Email: helen.martin@lr.edu
Website: http://www.lr.edu/academics/programs/physician-assistant-studies
Credentials Awarded: M
GRE required
CASPA Participating Program
Application Deadline: March 1
No Supplemental Application

 

Methodist University

Physician Assistant Program
5107 College Centre Drive
Fayetteville, NC  28311
(910) 630-7615
Email: paprog@methodist.edu
Website: http://www.methodist.edu/paprogram/index.htm
Credentials Awarded: M
GRE required, TOEFL for nonnative English speakers
CASPA Participating Program
Application Deadline: March 1
No Supplemental Application

 

University of North Carolina (Developing Program, not accredited)

Physician Assistant Program
Bondurant Hall, CB #7121
Chapel Hill, NC  27599-7121
(919) 966-9040
Email: paprogram@unc.edu
Website: http://www.med.unc.edu/ahs/unc-pa/about-pa-program
Credentials Awarded: M
GRE required
CASPA Participating Program
Application Deadline: January 15
Supplemental Application Required

 

Wake Forest University

Department of Physician Assistant Studies
Medical Center Boulevard
Winston-Salem, NC  27517-1006
(336) 716-4356
Email: paadmit@wakehealth.edu
Website: http://www.wakehealth.edu/pa
Credentials Awarded: M
GRE required
CASPA Participating Program
Application Deadline: October 1
Supplemental Application Required ($100)

 

Wingate University

Department of PA Studies
Hendersonville Campus, PO BOX 159
Wingate, NC  28174
(704) 233-8993
Email: pa@wingate.edu
Website: http://pa.wingate.edu/
Credentials Awarded: M
GRE required
CASPA Participating Program
Application Deadline: January 15
No Supplemental Application

  • Kate November 14, 2011, 8:08 am

    I keep hearing that the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is going to start a PA program soon. I can’t find any information about it anywhere – do you have any information about UNC-CH’s plans?

    Thanks

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    • Paul November 14, 2011, 8:44 am

      UNC is working on a PA program, which is officially “in negotiation.” If you call them they won’t have much information since it really doesn’t officially exist yet. If all goes well, they will have one, but it won’t open until at least 2013 or 2014. If it happens, and it gets ARC-PA acreditation, we’ll definitely add it to our list.

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  • Layla November 27, 2011, 7:28 am

    Hey, I was wondering how I would be able to fulfill the patient care experience requirements for Duke’s PA program? Does in-patient volunteering in hospitals count or do I need to work as a nursing aide/medical assistant?

    Reply
  • Gail December 15, 2012, 10:00 am

    I have heard that the University of Tennessee at Knoxville will be starting a PA program soon. Do you have information as to when it will instituted?

    Reply
    • Paul December 15, 2012, 1:03 pm

      I don’t. Once it is ARC-PA accredited, we will list it.

      Reply
  • Anna December 28, 2012, 1:59 pm

    What is the difference between a certificate and masters program? I noticed only Duke is listed as providing a certificate and a masters

    Reply
    • Paul December 28, 2012, 10:58 pm

      The certificate allows you to practice. A Masters is a graduate degree that most programs offer you at the completion of your schooling. It isn’t required (yet) to become a PA, but the trend is toward PA being a graduate-only education.

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  • Mark Harder December 31, 2012, 6:54 am

    UNC-Chapel Hill is working on a Masters of Physician Assistant Studies program. It will be housed in the Allied Health Sciences (AHS) Department of the School of Medicine. They’re hoping to start in 2015. The details of the program have not been determined. They still have to get the program approved by the University and accredited. Once a Program Director has been hired, it will be that person’s responsibility to begin setting up criteria, curriculum, etc.. UNC does have a web site that will be updated as information becomes available – http://www.med.unc.edu/ahs/unc-pa

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    • Paul December 31, 2012, 11:15 pm

      Thanks for the tip.

      Once they are ARC-PA accredited, they will be added to our directory of programs.

      Reply
  • Louann January 31, 2013, 2:35 pm

    I was just going through UNC’s website and they mention a PA Program, however it appears it’s only avaliable to Veterns and Combat Medics.. Anyone have any information yet? I called UNC School of Allied Health and left a message. When they get back to me I’ll let y’all know. My fingers are crossed that it’s open to everyone.

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