Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies

Accreditation Statement

The ARC-PA has granted Accreditation-Provisional status to the Northeastern State University Physician Assistant Studies Program sponsored by Northeastern State University.

Accreditation-Provisional is an accreditation status granted when the plans and resource allocation, if fully implemented as planned, of a proposed program that has not yet enrolled students appear to demonstrate the program's ability to meet the ARC-PA Standards or when a program holding Accreditation-Provisional status appears to demonstrate continued progress in complying with the Standards as it prepares for the graduation of the first class (cohort) of students.

Accreditation-Provisional does not ensure any subsequent accreditation status. It is limited to no more than five years from matriculation of the first class.

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

Northeastern State University (NSU) is a regional university founded on the rich heritage of the Cherokee Nation and committed to developing diverse, knowledgeable and well-trained graduates. The Physician Assistant Studies Program is part of a broad university plan for developing and implementing programming that provides direct benefit to the regional needs of northeastern Oklahoma. The 27-month physician assistant studies curriculum1 will consist of 75 credit hours in the didactic year housed on NSU’s Muskogee Campus and 35 credit hours in the clinical phase of training conducted through regional medical centers including Northeastern Health System, the Cherokee Nation, the Muscogee (Creek) Nation, Northeastern Oklahoma Community Health Centers and Saint Francis Health System.

Q&A Sessions

The program will hold Q&A sessions held via Zoom. To participate, please register here. The next session will be held Thursday, August 13 beginning at 4 pm and will last approximately an hour. If you have questions about the program in the meantime, please email or call 918-444-5464.

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  • Muskogee

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