Westfield State University has launched the first public Physician Assistant program in New England. Our inaugural class was matriculated in January 2018! The M.S. in Physician Assistant studies is an intensive, 24-month program that intends to educate a diverse student body of highly skilled and culturally aware healthcare providers who will utilize a patient-centered care approach and be committed to serving the public in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and beyond.
The physician assistant field is one of the fastest growing fields in the United States and the US Department of Labor Statistics reports that the employment of physician assistants is expected to grow an average 38% through the year 2022, ranking among the fastest growing of occupations.