Physician Assistant Studies

Our mission is to improve universal access to healthcare by graduating highly competent and confident physician assistants prepared to provide exceptional quality, ethical, patient-centered healthcare in a collaborative environment. 

Three students standing over a medical mannequin.


Campus Location:

  • Smithfield, Rhode Island


  • 27 months
  • Program begins in January


  • 10 terms (126 credit hours)
  • Program tuition: $109,977

Program Level: Graduate

College/School: Health & Behavioral Sciences

Our Value

Hear From Our Students

Antonio Reisopoulos ’19, ’22 MSPAS, PA-C

“I was able to get into a career that I really wanted to do in a shorter period. We get to work at the top of our license in Rhode Island — we have some of the most progressive legislation nationwide for PAs. I get to work in an environment where I’m constantly learning and feel like a peer to other medical providers.”

Become a Competent Caregiver

As the demand for qualified healthcare professionals continues to grow, Bryant University is committed to training outstanding physician assistants who can provide competent, patient-centered care across our community. In our year-round, 27-month Physician Assistant Studies program, you’ll gain the skills and confidence to impact patient outcomes and become a leader in your profession. 

Exceptional medical education demands exceptional hands-on training. That’s why you’ll work with patients in eight core rotations and two elective rotations. During the clinical phase, you’ll be paired with and learn alongside preeminent doctors, PAs, and other clinicians affiliated with our clinical site partners, including many local and regional hospital systems and private practices. Elective rotation options are plentiful, with experiences in medical and surgical specialties in the U.S. and abroad.

You’ll benefit from our high-tech classrooms and laboratories — the best places to learn. Our wing includes two physician assistant classrooms, a high-fidelity medical simulation center, and a physical examination laboratory that mimics the most modern facilities. You’ll also study human gross anatomy at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University in its award-winning medical education building in downtown Providence. Anatomy and physiology education will continue throughout didactic education with the use of our Anatomage digital cadaver and Harvey, our cardiopulmonary simulator manikin.

Key Clinical Partners

  • The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
  • Lifespan
  • CharterCARE
  • Care New England
  • Milford Regional Medical Center
  • Steward Health Care
  • Sturdy Memorial Hospital
  • The LBJ Tropical Medical Center

About This Program