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Welcome to Colorado Mesa University’s Master of Physician Assistant Studies (MPAS) Program. The program will consist of didactic and clinical academic work over the course of 27 months. Graduates of the program will be eligible to sit for the national certification examination for physician assistants through the National Commission on the Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) and will be able to apply for licensure through the Board of Medical Examiners in the state in which they wish to practice medicine.


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Our Mission
The mission of the CMU Physician Assistant (PA) Program is to provide a learner-centered environment that educates competent and compassionate PAs, committed to leading through service in their career and communities.
Our Vision
Our graduates will be agents of excellence and innovation in the delivery of quality health care while promoting health and wellness to the communities of Western Colorado and beyond.


Master of Physician Assistant Studies Program
Information Sessions - Save the Date

Information sessions are generally held in the Spring.
For access to a recorded information session,
please reach out to [email protected]



The ARC-PA has granted Accreditation - Provisional status to the Colorado Mesa University, Master of Physician Assistant Program sponsored by Colorado Mesa University.

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.

Accreditation - Provisional does not ensure any subsequent accreditation status. It is limited to no more than five years from matriculation of the first class. 

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