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Yale Physician Assistant Online Program

PA Online Program to Graduate Final Class in 2026

Posted December 7, 2023

The Yale PA Online Program will graduate its final class in 2026. The program will continue to offer high-quality, innovative education and support to our current and matriculating students but will not admit future students. This change does not impact the Yale School of Medicine campus-based Physician Associate Program. Learn more about this program update.

Preparing Patient-Focused Clinicians

Yale School of Medicine (YSM) is advancing the physician assistant (PA) profession by educating the highly proficient PAs the country needs. As the nationwide shortage of primary care physicians grows, YSM is bringing more health care practitioners to patients with Yale’s hybrid physician assistant program. Yale’s PA Online Program awards a Master of Medical Science (MMSc) degree and prepares graduates to seek licensure as physician assistants.

Our Hybrid Program

The program blends online classes and coursework with in-person clinical rotations and three immersions (two on the Yale campus and one remote), so students can earn a degree from YSM without relocating.


The curriculum is designed to educate students to become patient-centered medical professionals, by developing the student’s ability to diagnose and treat disease and illness through listening and communicating with patients, collaborating with other health care professionals, and understanding the most current research and methodologies.

Current Students

Learn about student life, resources, and graduation requirements.

Tuition & Financial Aid

Find out about the cost of the program and learn about the financial aid application process and resources.