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Program Summary



Effort Full-time Full-time
Class Size 60 100
Credits 82 82
Program Length 6 consecutive terms 6 consecutive terms
Start Date Spring only (January) Spring only (January)
Didactic Delivery Method On-campus lectures Remote instruction (mix of asynchronous and synchronous sessions)
Lab Delivery Method On-campus labs Mix of remote lab activities and hands-on immersion labs
Total Clinical Education 8 Clinical Rotations (for students starting in January 2023) 8 Clinical Rotations

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*The ARC-PA has granted Accreditation-Provisional status to the University of Pittsburgh Physician Assistant Studies Hybrid Program sponsored by the University of Pittsburgh. 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