Physician Assistant Studies

Master of Physician Assistant Studies

A Legacy Of Excellence

Kettering College is distinguished as one of the oldest PA programs in the nation. Duke University developed the nations’ first Physician Assistant program, accepting its first class of PA students in 1965, and Kettering College was not far behind. We have been educating quality Physician Assistants since 1973.

To apply to the PA program, you must create an account in the CASPA system and select Kettering College from the list of colleges. Good luck with your application!


View the requirements for admissions including pre-requisites.

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View the cost for the Master of Physician Assistant Studies program.

Cost and Tuition


View the curriculum for the classroom and requirements for clinical training.

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Expert Faculty

The program faculty average 13.5 years of clinical experience and 5 years as clinical educators.  Each of our PA faculty members continues to practice clinically in order to bring the most up to date clinical knowledge to the classroom.  96% of students from the class of 2021 reported satisfaction with the quality of education delivered by the faculty.

Unique Opportunities

Through our affiliation with Kettering Health, PA students are provided the unique opportunity to experience the clinical portion of their education within a nationally recognized hospital network.


Watch Anisha Mathi, a Physician Assistant graduate, talk about the advantage of Kettering College’s PA program.

KC PA Student Attrition

Graduated Classes
Class of 2021 Class of 2022 Class of 2023
Maximum entering class size (as approved by ARC-PA) 60 60 60
Entering class size 60 60 60
Graduates 55 56 57
* Attrition rate 8.3% 6.7% 5%
**Graduation rate 91.6% 93.3% 95% 


*Attrition rate calculation:  Number of students who attritted from cohort divided by the entering class size.

**Graduation rate:  Number of cohort graduates divided by the entering class size.


Both academic and non-academic reasons for attrition are included in the program’s attrition and graduation rates illustrated in the table above.


In 2024, the program was granted accreditation-continued, a ten-year status. This is the maximum allotted time and a top distinction among PA programs. It marks 50 years of continuous accreditation for the Kettering College PA program.

The Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA) has granted Accreditation-Continued status to the Master of Physician Assistant Studies Program sponsored by Kettering College. Accreditation-Continued is an accreditation status granted when a currently accredited program complies 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 date for the next validation review of the program by the ARC-PA will be September 2024. The review date is contingent upon continued compliance with the accreditation standards and ARC-PA policy.

The program’s accreditation history can be viewed on the ARC-PA website at:

Professional Licensure & Certification Disclosures for Physician Assistant

The Physician Assistant program at Kettering College is fully accredited by ARC-PA.  This accreditation status designates a Master of Physician Assistant Studies (MPAS) degree from Kettering College as sufficient in all 50 states and a necessary component for initial licensure.  States will also require graduates to have successfully achieved their NCCPA certification by passing the PANCE exam.  Some states may impose additional certification requirements as part of their license application process.  For a complete summary of the initial licensure requirements in all 50 states, please refer to the American Academy of Physician Assistant’s (AAPA) Statutory and Regulatory Requirements for Initial Licensure and License Renewal resource ( and Kettering College’s Professional Licensure by Program – MPAS document.


PANCE Summary ProgramReport (2023)

Contact Us

To learn more about the MPAS degree or the PA information sessions, please call (937) 395-8638 or e-mail


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