University of Michigan-Flint Master of Science Physician Assistant Program

Welcome to the University of Michigan-Flint Master of Science Physician Assistant Program

We are the Physician Assistant Program of the University of Michigan and are housed in the College of Health Sciences at the University of Michigan-Flint campus. We are happy that you are considering becoming a member of the UM-Flint MSPA. 

Key Deadline Dates:

CASPA application available: July 1, 2020 – March 1, 2021

CASPA Application and UM-Flint Application Fee due:

  • Early Decision: September 15
  • Regular Decision: March 1

CASPA Application Verification Deadline:

  • Early Decision: October 1
  • Regular Decision: March 15

Through the admission process, we aim to identify and matriculate students who align with the UM-Flint mission and vision. To determine if the UM-Flint PA Program is right for you, be sure to review the Mission Statement, Vision, and Desired Candidate Attributes.

What Sets UM-Flint's Physician Assistant Program Apart?

The Master of Science, Physician Assistant (PA) Program at the University of Michigan-Flint will provide exceptional classroom, laboratory, and clinical training so that graduates of the program will be highly prepared to pass the Physician Assistant National Certifying Exam (PANCE) and apply for licensure in any of the 50 states, District of Columbia, and U.S. Territories. 


PA Program Accreditation

The ARC-PA has granted Accreditation-Provisional status to the University of Michigan-Flint Physician Assistant Program sponsored by the University of Michigan-Flint. 

Accreditation-Provisional is an accreditation status granted when the plans and resource allocation, if fully implemented as planned, of a proposed program that has not yet enrolled students appear to demonstrate the program’s ability to meet the ARC-PA Standards or when a program holding Accreditation-Provisional status appears to demonstrate continued progress in complying with the Standards as it prepares for the graduation of the first class (cohort) of students. 

Accreditation-Provisional does not ensure any subsequent accreditation status. It is limited to no more than five years from matriculation of the first class. The program’s accreditation history can be viewed on the ARC-PA website at