Master of Science degree in Physician Assistant Studies

AMC offers a 28-month Physician Assistant Program leading to a Master of Science degree in Physician Assistant Studies.


  • Four didactic terms of Basic and Medical Sciences
  • Three terms (12 months) of Clinical Rotations
  • Experienced Faculty
  • Board passing rate for first time takers 5 year average is 94%
  • Official NCCPA Pass Rate Summary Report
  • ARC-PA* Accreditation

Educating the Best Physician Assistants for over Forty Years
For more information or to attend an information session, contact:

Center for Physician Assistant Studies
Albany Medical College
47 New Scotland Ave. MC-4
Albany, NY 12208-3412

Phone: (518) 262-5251
Fax: (518) 262-0484


*Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant, Inc. (ARC-PA) has granted Accreditation-Continued status to the Center for Physician Assistant Studies sponsored by Albany Medical College. Accreditation-Continued is an accreditation status granted when a currently accredited program is in compliance with the ARC-PA Standards.

Accreditation remains in effect until the program closes or withdraws from the accreditation process or until accreditation is withdrawn for failure to comply with the Standards. The approximate date for the next validation review of the program by the ARC-PA will be March 2018. The review date is contingent upon continued compliance with the Accreditation Standards and ARC-PA policy.

The New York State Department of Education has assigned Hegis Code 1299.10.