General Information


The tuition for the Physician Assistant program is $34,824 for the 2015-16 school year. This figure is subject to change without prior notice. Estimated expenses (books, supplies) are $3,650.

Degree Offered:

Master of Science in Physician Assistant Practice

Program Attendance Options:

Full-Time only

Program Length:

24 months

University Accreditation

Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission.

Higher Learning Commission Mark of Affiliation

PA Program Accreditation

Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant, Inc. 12000 Findley Road, Suite 240 Duluth, GA 30097 (770) 467-1224 

Rosalind Franklin University's program has been continuously accredited through our last visit in March of 2013. Our next site visit from ARC-PA is slated for 2020.

Definition of the Physician Assistant Profession: 

Physician assistants (PAs) are health professionals licensed to practice medicine with physician supervision. PAs perform a comprehensive range of medical duties, from basic primary care to high-technology specialty procedures. PAs often act as first or second assistants in major surgery and provide pre- and post-operative care. PAs can be found in virtually every medical and surgical specialty. The responsibilities of a PA depend on the type of practice, his or her experience, the working relationship with physicians and other health care providers, and state laws.

About the Physician Assistant Program 
Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science (RFUMS) is a private institution accepting both in- and out-of-state students. The Physician Assistant (PA) Program offers approximately 70 students per year the opportunity to enroll in our Master of Science Program in Physician Assistant Practice program.

It is the policy of Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science to not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, sexual orientation, color, creed, religion, national origin, disability or age, in admissions or employment, or in any programs or activities. It is the University's intent to comply with applicable statutes and regulations, including Title IX of the 1972 Education Amendments and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990; both prohibit discrimination against individuals with disabilities by mandating a provision of reasonable accommodations to make programs and activities accessible to qualified disabled individuals. There are natural and legal limitations to what services can be provided. It is the University's goal to assist students in developing their potentials in light of what is feasible and reasonable under the law. Inquiries may be directed to the PA program offices at: (847) 578-8686.