Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University
Jefferson College of Health Professions
Department of Physician Assistant Studies

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Department of
Physician Assistant Studies

PA - Welcome

As a graduate of our Physician Assistant Studies program, you will be prepared as a leader in health care and human services, and to use your advanced expertise to translate your knowledge and skills into evidence-based, innovative medical practice.

Jefferson offers several Physician Assistant program options, depending on entry point and campus of interest:

  • Students can apply to enter as a freshman or as a graduate student.
  • Jefferson offers three campuses, two of which are graduate-entry only.
    • The East Falls Campus offers undergraduate and graduate entry options
    • The New Jersey Campus offers a graduate entry option
    • The Center City Campus offers a graduate entry option

Degree Options

In our Program, Physician Assistants conduct physical examinations, order and interpret diagnostic tests, diagnose and treat illnesses, provide patient counseling, assist in the operating room and prescribe medications. Offered at three locations: Center City; East Falls, and; New Jersey

The Undergraduate Entry option is designed for students who have found their niche in health care as a physician assistant early in their academic career.

PA - Career Opportunities

Physician Assistant has been named one of the fastest growing professions in the U.S. by the Bureau of Labor & Statistics, with an expected 38.4% increase in jobs by 2020. Take a look at the jobs available to you.

Contact Us

Department of Physician Assistant Studies

Jefferson - Center City Campus
130 South Ninth Street, 6th Floor
Health Professions Academic Building
Philadelphia, PA 19107

Phone: (215) 503-0106

Jefferson - East Falls Campus
4201 Henry Avenue
Hayward Hall 224
Philadelphia, PA 19144

Phone: (215) 951-2908

Jefferson - New Jersey Campus
Physician Assistant Program
Carnegie Center
35 S. Dr. Martin Luther King Blvd.
Atlantic City, NJ 08401

Phone: (609) 626-3895


Center City Campus
Phone (toll-free): 
Phone: 215-503-8890

East Falls Campus