Physician Assistant Studies

Be an important part of the health care team

Physician assistants (PAs) are prominent members of today’s health care teams who play diverse roles in primary care and specialized practice areas. As a PA you will diagnose illness, develop and manage treatment plans, prescribe medications, and often serve as your patient’s principal healthcare provider.

Discover your passion for healthcare by becoming a physician assistant at IUPUI!

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2,000hours of clinical experience in 12 different settings

93%of patients say PAs are trusted health care providers


The Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA) has granted Accreditation-Continued status to the Indiana University School of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences Master of Physician Assistant Studies Program sponsored by Indiana University. Accreditation-Continued is an accreditation status granted when a currently accredited program is in compliance with the ARC-PA Standards.

Accreditation remains in effect until the program closes or withdraws from the accreditation process or until accreditation is withdrawn for failure to comply with the Standards. The approximate date for the next validation review of the program by the ARC-PA will be March 2027. The review date is contingent upon continued compliance with the Accreditation Standards and ARC-PA policy.

Program Vision, Mission, and Values


The Indiana University Master of Physician Assistant Studies program aspires to be innovators and leaders in physician assistant education.


The mission of the Indiana University Master of Physician Assistant Studies program is to prepare compassionate and competent graduates for physician assistant practice, and to prepare leaders in the field to transform human experience and quality of life, with a focus on meeting the healthcare needs of the community. 


Professionalism: The program expects faculty, staff, and students to demonstrate respect, integrity, honesty, and ethical behavior in all circumstances.

Leadership: We inspire our faculty and students to be champions and advocates in their professional, institutional, and patient care communities.

Collaboration: The program fosters a learning environment where students engage with members of an interprofessional healthcare team to promote excellence in patient-centered care.

Diversity and Inclusion: We instill awareness of and respect for individual cultures by educating our students on the importance of understanding the unique needs of a diverse patient population and providing culturally sensitive health care.

Excellence: We are committed to faculty excellence in their area of expertise and in preparing clinically competent Physician Assistants that excel in evidence-based decision-making

Invested faculty in and out of the classroom.

Our Physician Assistant Studies program offers a faculty not only dedicated in the classroom, also in the clinic, who promote the advancement of the PA profession at the state and national level.

Our faculty is invested in you as a student, mentoring and guiding you through the program, fostering relationships that are collaborative in the classroom and the clinic.