The Doctor of PA Studies (DPAS) program is specifically for PAs and housed in the Department of Physician Assistant Studies. It is a post-professional degree program during which learners achieve competence in the domains of Practice-Based Learning and Quality Improvement. It is designed to enhance career opportunities for practicing PAs.
|42 credits (plus 30 required transfer credits from a health-related graduate program of study)||Classes start in May 2022|
|Completed in as little as one year||Competitive tuition compared to other doctoral degrees for PAs|
About the Program
The DPAS Program coursework, based on the competencies for the PA Profession, consists of online courses that culminate in a Scholarly Practice Capstone Project and defense. The DPAS program allows PAs to pursue a doctorate after completion of their master’s degree while remaining in their place of practice.
Mission and Goals
Pitt's Doctor of PA Studies sets its goals high.