Accreditation for George Fox University and the MMSc-PA program comes from two sources. Professional accreditation is provided by the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA), and regional accreditation is provided by the Northwest Commission of Colleges and Universities (NWCCU).

Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the PA

George Fox University has applied for Accreditation-Provisional from the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the PA (ARC-PA). George Fox anticipates matriculating its first class in January 2021, pending achieving Accreditation-Provisional status at the September 2020 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.

In the event the program does not earn provisional-accreditation, students will not matriculate and admission deposits will be refunded. 

National and Regional Accreditation

The MMSc-PA program has applied for regional accreditation by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities. All existing programs at George Fox University are accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU).

In addition, they are approved by the U.S. government and the states of Oregon and Idaho for the education of veterans, and by the U.S. attorney general for the admission of international students.