Physician assistants (PA's) practice with doctors across all medical disciplines. You'll find them in nearly any specialty you can think of: surgery, internal medicine, pediatrics, obstetrics/gynecology, emergency medicine and psychiatry. PA is also a career on the rise: Every year for the last decade, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicted a 30 percent growth in the field.
Our students are well-prepared to enter this rewarding profession - Seton Hall graduates who sit for the Physician Assistant National Certifying Exam (PANCE) consistently pass. As a graduate of the Master of Science in Physician Assistant program, you'll be ready for a rewarding medical career — and ready to excel in any area you choose to pursue. With a curriculum that runs for 33 months, our graduates are known in the field for having more clinical experience than graduates of other institutions.
In 2022, graduates from the Department of Physician Assistant achieved a 100% first-time board pass rate on the Physician Assistant National Certifying Examination (PANCE). This was the third straight year that each PA program graduate passed their exam on the first attempt. Graduates report that they are employed or are presently involved in residency programs to obtain additional training.