Physician Assistant MS

A student at UB, one of the best Physician Assistant ms programs in CT

The value and demand for PAs in healthcare continue to grow. Since 2011, University of Bridgeport’s PA program has offered the Master of Science in Physician Assistant degree, providing a rigorous and comprehensive PA education.

Advantages of pursuing your degree through the University of Bridgeport PA program:

  • Complete your degree in 28 months with classes beginning in January
  • Curriculum that emphasizes a patient-centered approach
  • Coursework dedicated to the care of diverse patient populations
  • Emphasis on global health, integrative medicine, and preventive care
  • Small class sizes that allow you to work closely with experienced faculty
  • On-site cadaver lab and high-fidelity, interprofessional simulation center
I learned so much about medicine, and life overall, during my time as a PA student. Throughout the didactic phase, I gradually built a strong foundation of medical knowledge that I was then able to apply and advance while out on clinical rotations. During my training, one of my professors encouraged my cohort to stop and ask ourselves, ‘if not you, then who?’ when faced with complex cases. This has become one of my favorite mottos because it reminds me to do my best to go the extra mile when treating patients. As a result, I strive to treat the whole person rather than just a disease or diagnosis.
Chrissy Ready, PA-C
Chrissy Ready

PANCE performance

University of Bridgeport’ PA program is proud of the record of success our graduates have achieved as first-time takers of the Physician Assistant National Certifying Exam (PANCE). The program’s five-year average for first-time pass rates is 98%, well above national comparisons of 94%. View our NCCPA official 5-year report.

Attrition and graduation rates

View Physician Assistant Student Attrition and Graduation Rates (pdf)


The Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant, Inc. (ARC-PA) has granted Accreditation-Continued status to the University of Bridgeport Physician Assistant Program sponsored by University of Bridgeport. 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remains in effect until the program closes or withdraws from the accreditation process or until accreditation is withdrawn for failure to comply with the Standards.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 September 2033. The review date is contingent upon continued compliance with the Accreditation Standards and ARC-PA policy.

The program’s accreditation history can be viewed on the ARC-PA website at

During my time at UB I was a student working hard, but also a husband and father. I received a quality education and the support from the UB faculty and staff, which enabled me to be successful in my career and a great provider for my family.
Matt Petersen, PA-C
Matt Petersen

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