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Doctor of Medical Science, DMSc

Advance your career with this degree program designed for working Physician Assistants by leaders in the profession

What sets us apart

The Doctor of Medical Science is a one-year program with a fall semester start designed for working physician assistants to attain the culminating degree in their profession. Advance your career with a highly flexible, asynchronous online model.

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Two tracks offering practical skills

The Doctor of Medical Science degree allows students to focus on either Clinical Leadership and Administration or Educational Leadership and Administration track. Students will complete a Capstone Project, learning career-enhancing skills by writing a conference proposal, grant application and publishable article.

Two Graduate Certificate programs

Graduate Certificate programs are offered in Clinical Leadership and Administration and Educational Leadership and Administration. The nine credits earned in these one-year programs can be applied to fulfill the doctoral courses if a student chooses to continue the degree.

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Program benefits


Manageable Courseload

Designed to be completed at any stage in a Physician Assistant's career



Online with asynchronous, semester-long classes in this one-year program

Capstone Project

This culminating project offers career-enhancing experience and practical skills

Take the next step in your career. Apply to earn your Doctorate in Medical Science.