Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies

A Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies degree from Carroll University prepares you for a career in one of the most rewarding and fastest growing health care fields. Physician assistants are health care professionals licensed or credentialed to practice medicine with physician supervision. As part of their comprehensive responsibilities, PAs take medical histories, conduct physical exams, diagnose and treat illnesses, order and interpret tests, counsel on preventive health care, develop and implement treatment plans, assist in surgery and prescribe medications. Your education will be divided into a year of course work, followed by a year of clinical rotations, providing you with real-world experiences in a variety of areas.

About the Physician Assistant Studies Program

Carroll University's Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies program educates physician assistants to provide comprehensive, quality healthcare to all. Our graduates are trained to be respectful of patient/client values, committed to ethical principles and remain grounded in evidence-based practice and clinical reasoning.

Our program provides you with the skills you’ll need to contribute to the profession and communities, while preparing you to practice medicine in a variety of primary care settings under the supervision of physicians. You’ll also be prepared to provide service to medically underserved communities and diverse patient populations.

Carroll’s Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies Program is dedicated to your success in the profession. Our goals include:

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Program Details

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Spindt named PA of the Year


The Wisconsin Academy of Physician Assistants (WAPA) named A. Miranda Spindt, Carroll University clinical assistant professor and clinical coordinator of Physician Assistant Studies, its PA of the Year at the 2019 Great Midwestern Medical Conference in October.

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For More Information

For more information or with questions about Carroll's Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies program, please contact:

Cindy Holahan, Director of Graduate Admission
262.524.7361 |

Meet the Faculty

Dr. Monika G. Baldridge

Dr. Monika G. Baldridge

Associate Professor of Physician Assistant Studies, Chair of the Department of Health and Medicine
Dr. James Brandes

Dr. James Brandes

Director of Physician Assistant Studies Program / Clinical Professor
Dr. Margaret Kasimatis

Dr. Margaret Kasimatis

Clinical Associate Professor of Health and Medicine
Kerri Murphy

Kerri Murphy

Clinical Assistant Professor of Physician Assistant Studies
Dr. Robert Schellinger

Dr. Robert Schellinger

Medical Director for Physician Assistant Studies Program
Aracelis Miranda Spindt, MS, PA-C, DFAAPA

Aracelis Miranda Spindt, MS, PA-C, DFAAPA

Clinical Assistant Professor / Clinical Coordinator of Physician Assistant Studies
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