Master of Medical Science (MMSc) Physician Assistant (PA) Program

At A Glance

96% PANCE First-time Pass Rate: All Cohorts
36 Students per class
24 Months (6 semesters)


See our Accreditation page for full details.


In person, full time, curriculum infused with problem-based learning


Newberg, Oregon

Application Deadlines

End of April to September 1 (rolling admissions)

PANCE & Goal Attainment Info

Visit our Admissions page for details.

* All stated financial information is subject to change. Financial aid available.

a PA student with two patients during a service trip

Care for One. Care for All.

You’ll promote the well-being of every patient you serve as a physician assistant, but we don’t want you to stop there. We’ll put you in a position to transform entire communities.

At George Fox, you’ll develop innovative treatment plans with your peers, put your knowledge to work in an array of clinical settings and extend compassion to high-need areas across the globe. You’ll learn how to bridge the gap where medical services are scarce – and the care you provide as a PA will resonate across generations.

Nurture a Healthy Future

Drive innovation in one of the nation’s top facilities, fast-track your DMSc degree and emerge as a leader in patient-centered care.

PA students collaborating during class

Tackle Complex Cases

Collaborate with your peers in small groups to address the medical issues of actual patients. It’s all part of problem-based learning, a teaching approach that emphasizes developing new knowledge instead of memorizing the right answer. You’ll hone your analytical skills and learn to convey complex information with precision and clarity.

Sarah Jane Lance

“It’s a different kind of experience,” says 2023 graduate Sarah Jane Lance, who’s re-establishing orthopedic care as a PA in Harney County, Oregon. “You’re working not only alongside your classmates but with them, which reflects what you’ll be doing as a practitioner. Being pushed to be in these groups and work through things together is challenging, but it forces you to grow.”

A PA student in practice with an elderly patient

Serve from the Heart

We’ve created a culture of leadership, knowledge and humanitarian service in our learning community with a special focus on rural and medically underserved communities. Our vision is to transform the medical field by increasing access to high-quality, affordable care. This is your chance to bring health and healing to those who need it most.

Tia Kinilau

“With the knowledge that I gained through school, I have the kuleana – the responsibility – to go back home someday and take care of the people of my community,” says 2023 graduate Tia Kinilau. “If you take care of the community, it will take care of you.”

Learn about our program’s mission, vision, values and goals

PA students studying on the Anatomage table

Learn on the Leading Edge

Master the latest technology in our 43,000-square-foot Medical Sciences Building. You’ll gain insights from practicing PAs in state-of-the-art classrooms, hone your skills using cutting-edge tools and create knowledge through research. We share the building with our physical therapy program, opening the door to collaborative projects and insights that transform your life’s work.

Christina Cranley

“The physician assistant program aligns directly with my dreams, goals and passions while allowing me the opportunity to provide quality and affordable care,” says Christina Cranley, a PA specializing in primary care in Roseburg, Oregon. “I truly couldn’t see myself attending anywhere else.”

PA interacting with a patient

Accelerate Your Career

Thanks to our dual-enrollment format, you can start working toward your DMSc right away. You’ll complete 21 DMSc credits during your first two years in the PA program, giving you the option of earning your Doctor of Medical Science degree with one additional semester of three online classes. You’ll also gain invaluable experience during a weeklong service trip to a high-need community domestically or abroad.

Curt Stilp

“The DMSc degree sets the graduate up to be a leader in disaster medicine relief and health care delivery to communities in high need,” says Curt Stilp, associate dean of the College of Medical Science and director of the PA ad DMSc programs. “It brings the mission of humanitarianism and service to fulfillment through advanced knowledge, research and experience.”

George Fox Medical Science building

Be Close to Everything

George Fox University is located in the beautiful Pacific Northwest, home to lush green valleys, breathtaking vineyards, windswept beaches, and mountains that extend from the Coast Range in the west to the high desert in the east.

Newberg, home to George Fox, is situated along the Willamette River between the Oregon Coast and the spectacular Cascade Mountains. Whatever your interest, it’s probably just a short drive away.

  • 45 minutes to the vibrant cultural life of Portland
  • 60 minutes to the Pacific Ocean
  • 90 minutes to the slopes of Mt. Hood

Learn more about our location and community

State Licensure Links & Reciprocity Table

Students earning their license through the George Fox PA program have reciprocity to practice in all 50 U.S. states. 

State Does student have reciprocity to practice in the state? Link to State Licensing Agency for Inquiries re: New License
Yes No Don't Know
Alabama Yes AL: PA Licensing
Alaska Yes AK: PA Licensing
Arizona Yes AZ: PA Licensing
Arkansas Yes AR: PA Licensing
California Yes CA: PA Licensing
Colorado Yes CO: PA Licensing
Connecticut Yes CT: PA Licensing
Delaware Yes DE: PA Licensing
Florida Yes FL: PA Licensing
Georgia Yes GA: PA Licensing
Hawaii Yes HI: PA Licensing
Idaho Yes ID: PA Licensing
Illinois Yes IL: PA Licensing
Indiana Yes IN: PA Licensing
Iowa Yes IA: PA Licensing
Kansas Yes KS: PA Licensing
Kentucky Yes KY: PA Licensing
Louisiana Yes LA: PA Licensing
Maine Yes ME: PA Licensing
Maryland Yes MD: PA Licensing
Massachusetts Yes MA: PA Licensing
Michigan Yes MI: PA Licensing
Minnesota Yes MN: PA Licensing
Mississippi Yes MS: PA Licensing
Missouri Yes MO: PA Licensing
Montana Yes MT: PA Licensing
Nebraska Yes NE: PA Licensing
Nevada Yes NV: PA Licensing
New Hampshire Yes NH: PA Licensing
New Jersey Yes NJ: PA Licensing
New Mexico Yes NM: PA Licensing
New York Yes NY: PA Licensing
North Carolina Yes NC: PA Licensing
North Dakota Yes ND: PA Licensing
Ohio Yes OH: PA Licensing
Oklahoma Yes OK: PA Licensing
Oregon Yes OR: PA Licensing
Pennsylvania Yes PA: PA Licensing
Rhode Island Yes RI: PA Licensing
South Carolina Yes SC: PA Licensing
South Dakota Yes SD: PA Licensing
Tennessee Yes TN: PA Licensing
Texas Yes TX: PA Licensing
Utah Yes UT: PA Licensing
Vermont Yes VT: PA Licensing
Virginia Yes VA: PA Licensing
Washington Yes WA: PA Licensing
West Virginia Yes WV: PA Licensing
Wisconsin Yes WI: PA Licensing
Wyoming Yes WY: PA Licensing


Tabitha Hall

Tabitha Hall

Admissions Counselor, Physician Assistant Program