Master of Physician Assistant Studies (MPAS)

Grand Valley State University

The Master of Physician Assistant Studies program consists of students who possess a baccalaureate degree from GVSU or other universities, have completed prerequisite courses and fulfilled aminimum of 500 hours of work, and volunteer and/or shadow experience in health care settings with patients.  Admission to the MPAS program is highly competitive.

Please contact the Traverse City GVSU office for more information on this program or visit 

Bachelor degree options for this program:

Allied Sciences
Liberal Studies 


Grand Valley State University
(Suite 102)

Shannon Owen, Director
Sue Wierzbicki, Office Manager
Jacquelyn Abeyta, Office Coordinator

Phone: (231) 995-1785 or (888) 922-1785
Fax: (231) 995-1786
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Bachelor’s Programs:

  • Allied Health Sciences
  • Liberal Studies

Master’s Programs:

  • Education
    – Instruction & Curriculum-Early Childhood Ed. (ZS)
    – Special Education (CI)
  • Physician Assistant Studies
  • Social Work: Advanced Generalist


  • Nonprofit Leadership (graduate)
  • School Social Work (post-graduate)


  • Early Childhood (ZS)
  • Educational Planned Program
  • Special Education, Cognitively Impaired (CI)