Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant Accreditation Statement
The Pfeiffer University Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies (MS-PAS) Program has applied for Accreditation - Provisional from the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA). The Program anticipates matriculating its first class in January 2020, pending achieving Accreditation - Provisional status at the September 2019 ARC-PA meeting. "Accreditation - Provisional" is an accreditation status granted when the plans and resource allocation, if fully implemented as planned, of a proposed program that has not yet enrolled students appear to demonstrate the program's ability to meet the ARC-PA Standards or when a program holding Accreditation - Provisional status appears to demonstrate continued progress in complying with the Standards as it prepares for the graduation of the first class (cohort) of students.
If the Pfeiffer University MS-PAS Program is not granted provisional accreditation by the ARC-PA, the university will not interview any applicants nor will it enroll students in the program.
Southern Association of College and Schools Commission on Colleges Accreditation Statement
The Board of Trustees of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges approved the Pfeiffer University Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies program, and is included in the scope of the university’s current accreditation.