Physician Assistants are highly skilled health care providers who practice medicine with the supervision of licensed physicians. This collaborative program of the Community College of Baltimore County and Towson University Graduate School is designed for students who hold a bachelor's degree prior to admission and prepares individuals with strong academic science backgrounds and clinical experiences for careers as Physician Assistants.
Full-time, continuous enrollment is required throughout the 26-month program. The curriculum is approved by the Accreditation Review Committee on Education of Physician Assistants (ARC-PA). Individuals who successfully complete the program are eligible for certification by the National Commission on the Certification of Physician Assistants.
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Entry into the program requires both admission to the CCBC Essex Physician Assistant Professional Certificate component and the Towson University Master of Science (M.S.) degree program in Physician Assistant Studies component.
Enrollees must successfully complete all requirements of the Physician Assistant (PA) program and the Towson University Graduate School. The PA Professional Certificate and the M.S. degree in PA Studies will be awarded upon successful completion of all 96 program credits which includes 36 graduate credits.
Tuition and fees for 200-level courses are paid to CCBC Essex. Tuition and fees for 600, 700 and 800 level courses are paid to Towson University. Applicants will pay appropriate application fees to both institutions.
All classes are taken at CCBC Essex. Students will register for 200 level courses with CCBC Essex and will register for 600, 700 and 800 level courses with the Towson University Graduate School.