Campus Majors | Pre-Physician AssistantAPPLY NOWVISIT CAMPUS
Campus Majors | Pre-Physician AssistantAPPLY NOWVISIT CAMPUS


Prepare for the
Most In-Demand Healthcare Career
Prepare for the Most In-Demand Healthcare Career

Between an aging population, chronic diseases and regulated markets, the demand for qualified physician assistants is set to grow dramatically.

The Pre-Physician Assistant Program at Maryville University is designed for students from any major who are interested in pursuing a career as a Physician Assistant (PA) or similar career. The program ensures you will have access to the courses you need to meet pre-professional requirements for graduate school.

In this program, you’ll be advised by the Pre-Health Professions advisor and a Pre-Health Professions Advisory Committee, which offers information on colleges and careers, admissions requirements, opportunities to conduct undergraduate research and assistance in identifying job shadowing and volunteer opportunities.



Maryville University biology students at Galapagos Islands during study abroad trip

Maryville offers study abroad programs led by faculty experts. Students recently traveled to the Galapagos Islands to study its unique environment and engage in scientific research and environmental education opportunities.


Throughout Maryville’s Pre-Physician Assistant program, you’ll be well-prepared for your future medical training. Our science programs collaborate with many leading-edge research companies in the St. Louis region, including:

• Danforth Plant Science Center
Missouri Botanical Garden
• GlaxoSmithKline
• Mallinckrodt
• Monsanto
• Pfizer

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As demand for healthcare services grows, more and more physician assistants will be needed to provide care to patients and relieve the work burden of practicing physicians. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts an incredible 37% job growth for the field in coming years.

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Physician assistant programs give preference to applicants with a rigorous course of study and demonstrated academic excellence, especially in the sciences. Request more information to learn how Maryville University can help you build a competitive application and achieve your career goals as a physician assistant.