Graduate Programs


The accredited Physician Assistant (PA) program at The University of Toledo was the first master's PA program in Ohio.  

UToledo PA students learn team-based health care in some of the most technologically advanced facilities in the U.S. Our program is located on UToledo's Health Science Campus, home to The University of Toledo Medical Center

Graduates of our PA program are eligible to sit for the NCCPA Physician Assistant National Certifying Exam (PANCE) and apply for licensure to practice medicine as physician assistants in any state. 

The Physician Assistant Studies master’s degree program is competitive. Because of the number of applicants, we do not schedule individual meetings to discuss our program with potential applicants. Please attend one of our UToledo PA Program Information Sessions to learn more. Or review the UToledo PA Program Manual

Top Reasons to Study physician assistant studies at UToledo

  1. Cutting-edge learning environment.

    UToledo's College of Medicine and Life Sciences offers some of the best educational facilities in the country.  

  2. State-of-the-art cadaver lab.
    Physician Assistant students take a full dissection anatomy course in the lab. 
  3. One of the best simulation centers in the U.S.
    Your PA education will be enriched with 3D, virtual reality and medical visualization technology in the Lloyd A. Jacobs Interprofessional Immersive Simulation Center, the Ruth M. Hillebrand Clinical Skills Center and the Center for Creative Instruction.
  4. Team-based medicine.
    Our PA students participate in a unique interprofessional educational experience. Students from 11 health-care professions come together to learn from and work with each other. 
  5. Diversity.
    UToledo's PA program embraces diversity and has been honored with the Physician Assistant Education Association Excellence Through Diversity award. 
  6. Community service.

    We're proud of the work our PA students do with the underserved in our Toledo community. Students have opportunities to volunteer at the: 

  7. Network.
    UToledo Physician Assistant students may join the Student Academy of the American Academy of Physician Assistants professional organization. Our students also created the Physician Assistant Diversity Association. 

The UToledo Physician Assistant program faculty members are award-winning educators and researchers with national and international reputations. They have a variety of research interests, including: 

  • Diabetes management 
  • Obesity 
  • Mental health 
  • Geriatric medicine 
  • Disaster medicine 
  • Neurosurgery 
  • Family medicine 
  • Emergency medicine 


What jobs can I get with a physician assistant studies degree?

After graduation from the Physician Assistant program, students are eligible to sit for the PANCE, apply for licensure and apply for a PA job in any type of health-care setting. 

UToledo PA graduates have found positions across the state, the country and the world. A 2001 graduate was the first PA in the United Kingdom. Many of our students remain local and work for The University of Toledo Medical Center, ProMedica and other local hospitals, clinics and offices. Others have found work at Cleveland Clinic and Mayo Clinic. 






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Last Updated: 11/16/23