Preparing exceptional, practice-ready clinicians.
Butler’s PA Program prepares students to become outstanding clinicians fully prepared to deliver quality health care in an ever-changing environment.
Creating future PA leaders.
Butler University is home to the oldest PA (Physician Assistant) program in the state of Indiana. Our 24-month curriculum will prepare you to take the national certification exam, apply for state licensure, and provide patient care in various medical or surgical practice settings. We are in the heart of Indianapolis and partner with all the major healthcare systems in the state, as well as many outside of Indiana, to offer students outstanding clinical experiences.
To earn the Master’s of Physician Assistant Studies (MPAS) degree at Butler, students will take 108 credit hours completed in two years. The MPAS curriculum is taught in two sections, didactic and clinical, that students must take in a sequence of each other.
The DMS Bridge program at Butler is available to new PAs who have recently completed an ARC-PA program and aim to obtain a Doctor of Medical Science degree. The program seeks to build on the entry-level PA curriculum with a professional doctorate curriculum focused on a greater understanding of medicine, research, and the demands of a changing healthcare environment.
Butler’s PA Program has been accredited longer than any other PA program in Indiana and have been graduating in-demand PAs since 1996.
Accelerate Your Career
Our 24-month PA Program is three months shorter than at most other institutions, allowing you to begin your career sooner.
Learn from Experienced Practitioners
Butler’s PA Program boasts experienced faculty from diverse medical specialties. Many serve on national or state organizational boards or continue to practice, guaranteeing that their teaching reflects current medical practice.
Hands-On, Realistic Learning
Our students benefit from an application-focused curriculum. They work with patients in their first semester using state-of-the-art equipment including anatomage tables, ultrasound systems, and skills labs, ensuring realistic learning that translates to grads who are more than ready to enter the workforce.