When considering a career as a physician assistant, it is useful to consider the time commitment you will need to make in order to meet the requirements to become licensed in the field. Physician assistant programs can vary in length and can in general take anywhere from two to three and a half years to complete. 

 

Looking to get your physician assistant degree in as timely a manner as possible? The following accredited physician assistant programs take just 24 months to complete, according to the Physician Assistant Education Association. A few of these programs even have part time options available, which may be of interest to individuals looking to maximize flexibility.

 

Last Updated: 9/28/20

 

Program State Time to Complete Part Time Option?
A.T. Still University AZ 24 months No
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PA 24 months No
Baldwin Wallace University OH 24 months No
Bay Path University MA 24 months No
Butler University IN 24 months No
California Baptist University CA 24 months No
Campbell University NC 24 months No
Carroll University WI 24 months No
Chapman University CA 24 months No
Charleston Southern University SC 24 months No
Chatham University PA 24 months No
College of Saint Mary NE 24 months No
DeSales University PA 24 months No
Dominican University IL 24 months No
Duke University Medical Center NC 24 months No
Eastern Michigan University MI 24 months No
Elon University NC 24 months No
Franklin Pierce University NH 24 months No
Frostburg State University MD 24 months No
Gannon University Ruskin FL 24 months No
George Washington University DC 24 months No
Idaho State University ID 24 months No
Johnson and Wales University RI 24 months No
Keiser University FL 24 months No
King’s College PA 24 months No
Le Moyne College NY 24 months No
Lock Haven University PA 24 months No
Loma Linda University CA 24 months No
Marist College NY 24 months No
Marywood University PA 24 months No
Mayo Clinic MN 24 months No
MCPHS Worcester MA 24 months No
Mercyhurst University PA 24 months No
Midwestern University IL 24 months No
Midwestern University Glendale AZ 24 months No
Missouri State University MO 24 months No
North Greenville University SC 24 months No
Northeastern State University OK 24 months No
Northeastern University MA 24 months No
Northern Arizona University AZ 24 months No
Northwestern University IL 24 months No
Penn State University PA 24 months No
Pennsylvania College of Technology PA 24 months No
Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine IL 24 months No
Saint Francis University PA 24 months No
Slippery Rock University PA 24 months No
Stony Brook University NY 24 months No
Sullivan University KY 24 months No
University of Detroit Mercy MI 24 months Yes
University of Florida FL 24 months No
University of New England ME 24 months No
University of North Carolina NC 24 months No
University of North Dakota ND 24 months No
University of Pittsburgh PA 24 months No
University of South Dakota SD 24 months No
University of South Florida FL 24 months No
University of Tennessee Health Science Center (Memphis) TN 24 months No
University of Wisconsin – La Crosse WI 24 months No
University of Wisconsin – Madison WI 24 months Yes
Wake Forest University (Bowman Gray) NC 24 months No
Wayne State University MI 24 months No
West Liberty University WV 24 months No
Western Michigan University MI 24 months No
Western University of Health Sciences CA 24 months No
Westfield State University MA 24 months No