Physician Assistant Studies (M.P.A.S.)

FGCU's Master of Physician Assistant Studies (MPAS) degree provides expert-level experience to evaluate and treat patients along with skills to work side-by-side with leading professionals in the medical field

Our curriculum begins with 15 months of instruction in physiology, pharmacology, anatomy, clinical medicine, clinical integration and clinical skills on campus. The remaining 12 months are dedicated to 4-week supervised clinical rotations at healthcare sites off campus. Core clinical rotations are in primary-care medicine, internal medicine, pediatrics, behavioral health, women’s health, general surgery and emergency medicine. Three selective rotations will be arranged based upon the request of the student and needs of the program. 

Demand for physician assistants is expected to grow 30 percent from 2014 to 2024, much faster than the average for all occupations, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. With hands-on learning in state-of-the-art facilities and the individualized attention of dedicated faculty, our graduates are poised to lead this growing field. 


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Plan Progression

Program Progression:

  • The program must be taken as a cohort and completed within 27 months.
  • If a student decelerates from their cohort due to a leave of absence, graduation would be delayed by 12 months and total program completion would be 39 months.

Graduation Requirements:

  • Apply for graduation per University guidelines and timeline.

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  • Curriculum Map

  • Course Descriptions

  • Course Schedule

  • Learning Outcomes

  • Tuition, Fees, and Financial Assistance

  • Admission Technical Standards

  • PANCE Pass Rate and Student Attrition

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  • Our Vision

  • Program Goals

  • MPAS Newsletter

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Marieb College of Health & Human Services

Department of Health Sciences

Physician Assistant Studies Program

10501 FGCU Boulevard South
Fort Myers, Florida 33965