Master of Medical Science in Physician Associate Medicine

Accreditation Status

The University of New Haven Physician Associate Program has applied for Accreditation - Provisional from the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA). The University of New Haven Physician Associate Program anticipates matriculating its first class in August 2025, pending achieving Accreditation - Provisional status at the March 2025 ARC-PA meeting.

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.

If Accreditation-Provisional status is not granted by the ARC-PA, the University of New Haven Physician Associate Program will not matriculate its first class in August of 2025 as anticipated. The university will not be responsible for refunding application fees or expenses incurred by the applicants during the application and/or interview process (e.g., CASPA fees, application fees, travel to/from campus, etc).


The mission of the University of New Haven Physician Associate Program is to prepare master’s level physician associates to be highly skilled members of interprofessional healthcare teams. The program is committed to developing clinicians who will provide compassionate and patient-centered healthcare across the lifespan to people of all ethnicities, cultures, or identifiers that may be interpreted as different from the majority. The program places special emphasis on providing a strong primary care foundational knowledge that will train our students to be life-long learners and prepare them to enter a broad range of medical practice settings.

  • Develop competent person-centered providers who possess a solid foundation of medical knowledge and are prepared to enter the work force as a new graduate Physician Associate.
  • Recruit a diverse pool of qualified candidates with a preference for service-focused individuals who will influence their communities.
  • Foster a student-centered learning environment which supports both the educational and emotional needs of our students throughout their graduate education.
  • Provide diverse learning experiences for our students to cultivate cultural sensitivity and the provision of equitable and compassionate healthcare.
  • Develop providers with leadership skills, a focus on service and a commitment to lifelong learning.
Program Outcomes

Graduates of the University of New Haven Physician Associate Program demonstrate competence in the following areas.

  • Demonstrate foundational knowledge in the sciences of anatomy, physiology, bioscience, and pathophysiology measured by the student’s capacity to synthesize information to formulate a differential diagnosis. (PK)
  • Gather essential information through demonstration of patient centered interviewing and, performance of physical exam. (PK)
  • Understand principles of pharmacotherapeutics and the application of those principles across the lifespan to ensure safe and effective treatment strategies. (PK)
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the utilization and application of laboratory and diagnostic studies to patient care. (PK)
  • Formulate an assessment and treatment plan, utilizing clinical reasoning and medical decision-making skills. (PK)
  • Perform common procedural skills typically encountered in the clinical setting. (PK)
  • Demonstrate competency in differentiating the acuity of clinical presentations. (PK)
  • Deliver compassionate, culturally sensitive, effective healthcare that meets the needs of all patients regardless of the social determinants influencing care. (SPH)
  • Utilize knowledge of epidemiological science to identify probability of disease, barriers to health, risk factors and resources for disease prevention and health promotion. (SPH)
  • Demonstrate the capacity to communicate effectively with all members of the treatment team, patients, and patient family members in a compassionate and effective manner. (HLC, ICP)
  • Demonstrate their knowledge and understanding regarding age-specific responses to illness, end-of-life care, and the social and cultural needs of geriatric patients. (SPH, HLC)
  • Demonstrate the ability to work in a team-based, collaborative environment with respect for each member's role to ensure effective care delivery. (ICP)
  • Demonstrate skill obtaining Informed consent with respect for patient privacy and autonomy. (HLC, PL)
  • Demonstrate professional behaviors such as honesty, integrity, leadership, accountability, and a commitment to life-long learning. (PL)
  • Demonstrate understanding of standard-of-care and evidence-based treatment protocols. (PK, HLC)
  • Demonstrate knowledge of documentation of care, billing, and reimbursement. (HCF)
  • Understand healthcare systems, public and private. (HCF)
  • Understand the impact of health policy on populations. (HCF, PL, SPH)

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Tuition & Fees

Total program costs including tuition and fees for the cohort starting August 2025 (Class of 2027) are $ 119,366. Please email the program at with any questions.

  • The curriculum is 24 months, 98 Credits total at $1,092 per credit based on tuition. The total cost for the program for the 2025 cohort is $119,366.

    Year 1 (Didactic Phase): Fall, Spring and Summer Semesters
    Year 2 (Clinical Phase): Fall, Spring and Summer Semesters

    Billed Cost of Program
      Year 1 Year 2
    Tuition $61,152 $45,864
    Lab Fees $6,000 $6,000
    General & Technical Fees $175 $175
    Total Tuition & Fees Per Year $67,327 $52,039
    Total Billed Program Cost $119,366

    Direct Cost of Attendance*
      Year 1 Year 2
    Student Accident Insurance $50 $50
    Background Check $75 $75
    Preclinical Drug Screen   $50
    Total Direct Costs by Year $125 $175
    Total Direct Cost of Attendance $600

    *Direct costs are costs required to attend the program but are not billed by the university, so these costs are estimates and are subject to change

    Indirect Costs+
      Year 1 Year 2
    Books and Supplies $200 $50
    Equipment $75 $75
    Clinical Site Travel   Varies^

    + Indirect costs are expenses related to the pursuit of your degree. These expenses will vary based on an individual’s demographics and resources. For example, students who live locally and can commute will have a different estimated cost of room and board than those who live out of state.

    ^ Clinical year travel and transportation costs vary based on clinical placement, site location and demographics. Costs incurred with travel and housing for clinical sites may be substantial and should be considered when estimating individual student expenses during the clinical year. Students are responsible for all costs associated with travel, housing and other living expenses while completing clinical rotations.

    Matriculated students must have a laptop to use daily during the program. This laptop is to be considered as an added expense and accepted students must plan accordingly.

    The university offers housing for graduate students who prefer to live on campus. There are several housing options and meal plans available for our students. For the current room and board costs refer to the sections entitled Residential Life Charges and Dining Charges on the following pages: Graduate Housing Costs and Dining Charges.

    Students not covered by health insurance as an individual or dependent must purchase the university health plan. FInd more information regarding the university health plan and their current rates here: Student Health Insurance Requirements, Rates, and Waiver Information.

Program Curriculum

See the curriculum for classes by semester:
Program Curriculum

Also, see full list of courses and learning outcomes in the Academic Catalog.

See this program's admission requirements.

PANCE Results

PANCE report data will be provided when available.

Program's Success At Meeting Goals

Program will publish data-based analysis of the program's performance in meeting goals here, when available.

Student Attrition

Program will provide attrition data here as it becomes available.

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