It is the sole responsibility of the applicant to determine that he/she will meet
the eligibility requirements for national certification and state licensing. It is
also the applicant’s sole responsibility to determine whether any particular country
will allow the practice of the profession for which a PCOM degree is received and
licensing in the United States is obtained.
The Physician Assistant Studies (PA) program meets all curricular requirements for the conferral of the master of science degree
by national standards established by the Accreditation Review Commission on Education
for the Physician Assistants (ARC-PA). Students who complete the degree will be eligible
for licensure in all 50 states based on the academic curriculum.
Specifically, the academic curriculum meets state licensing requirements in: Alabama,
Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia,
Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland,
Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada,
New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio,
Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee,
Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming.
However, students should be aware that following graduation, employment is not guaranteed
and each state has differing licensure requirements regarding physician supervision,
prescribing practices, etc. Students who are seeking licensure outside of Pennsylvania
and Georgia should refer to each state’s licensing board’s website.
The American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) has a helpful resource for navigating
state and interstate licensure.