Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies

Physician Assistant Studies

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.

The program's Q&A sessions are held via Zoom this year. The next sessions will be announced in February. If you have questions about the program in the meantime, please email or call 918-444-5464.

Course offered at Muskogee campus

Phone: 918-444-5464
Fax: 918-444-5411

For more information about degree requirements, visit the NSU catalog.

CASPA- Applications to be accepted Late April - October 1


Need more information on applying to the PA program?

Our Q&A sessions are held at 4-5pm on the second Friday of each month beginning in February. Due to Covid restrictions, they are held via Zoom.  Please sign up and we will reply with the link and password to the meetings. 

PA Q&A Sessions - Sign up HERE

The Northeastern State University PA program is looking for people who are willing to participate as a simulated patient for students honing their medical history and physical examination skills.  A simulated patient is given a written script and asked to portray a particular illness.  A faculty member is present in the exam room to supervise the activity.  Ample instruction will be provided to the simulated patients prior to the exercise.  Simulated patients will be compensated at $20 per hour.  The physical examinations are non-invasive.

If you desire additional information, please complete this Standardized Patient Interest form and you will be contacted by a representative from the PA program.