Master of Physician Assistant Studies


The physician assistant (PA) program at Kettering College is the school's first on-campus master's degree, accredited as such in 2006. The department has been educating top-flight PAs since it began in 1973, earning it the distinction of being one of the oldest PA departments in the nation.

Class of 2013 - 100% pass rate on NCCPA board exam!
The KC MPAS class of 2013 earned a 100% pass rate on the NCCPA examination. To see the NCCPA pass rate summary report, view the graduate performance on certification exam page.


Educated in a Christian atmosphere that emphasizes whole-person care, Kettering College's PA students are guided by a professional faculty dedicated to constantly improving the preparation of physician assistants. Through Kettering College's affiliation with the Kettering Health Network, our PA students are provided the unique opportunity to experience the clinical portion of their education at facilities within one of the most nationally recognized hospital networks.


Whether you're a high school student exploring your health care career options, or you're a college graduate seeking a career change, Kettering College's PA program can work for you. Through Kettering College's bachelor's degree in human biology, non-degree holders can take the necessary prerequisite courses both to earn an undergraduate degree and to be eligible for application to Kettering's Master of Physician Assistant Studies. Students already possessing a bachelor's degree in any basic science or any health care-related field can jump right in to the master's program, provided they have the appropriate prerequisites.


The rest of your questions about the PA program should be answered on the various pages in this section of our web site. Read through them, then feel free to visit during one of the information sessions listed below. We look forward to meeting you!


Prospective students interested specifically in the Master of Physician Assistant Studies degree at Kettering College should plan to attend one of the PA information sessions that will be held periodically through the school year. No appointment is necessary. Upcoming sessions will be held at 5 p.m. - 2016 information sessions dates will be announced soon. 

Please check this schedule frequently, as dates are subject to change. Visitors are asked to park in the large lot across the street from the school and to check in at the Boonshoft Center front desk. Sessions will be held in the Boonshoft Center. To find out more about the MPAS degree or the PA information sessions, please call (937) 395-8638 or e-mail