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Physician Assistant Schools in Connecticut

How many physician assistant schools are in Connecticut? There are current 5 PA schools in Connecticut.

  1. Yale University
  2. Quinnipiac University
  3. Sacred Heart University (Provisional)
  4. University of Saint Joseph (Provisional)
  5. Bridgeport University (Probation)
  6. Yale University online program (in development)


Connecticut (2 accredited, 2 provisional, 1 probation, 1 developing/not accredited)

Quinnipiac University #6 US news

  • Bachelor’s Degree Required
  • Class size 54    , avg Age
  • Avg GPA  (min 3.2)
  • AVG GRE: Not required
  • Minimum Clinical Hours: 250
  • Prerequisites
    • 4 courses in bio: including micro w/lab, 2 A&P with lab
    • 3 courses in chem with labs; including 1 in O chem or biochem
    • 1 couse in pre-calc, clac or statistics
  • Tuition Cost: $95,000
  • Program Duration: 27 months
  • Application Deadline: sept 1st
  • Start date: May/early June

Yale University – New Haven #20 US News


Program mission: The mission of the Yale School of Medicine Physician Associate Program is to educate individuals to become outstanding clinicians and to foster leaders who will serve their communities and advance the physician assistant profession.

Enrollment begins each fall

Total anticipated cost including room and board: ~ $160,000

Duration: 27 months

The online program: Website

Perhaps a bit controversial or the future of medical education? This program is set to launch in the upcoming years. It will be the first online PA school in the country.

Application deadline: October 1, 2017

Sacred Heart University PA Program ( PROVISIONAL STATUS as of 1/2017)

Tandet Center
4 Hospital Plaza
Stamford, CT 06904

Total Estimated Costs=  $104,938 not including room and board/cost of living

27 month program begins in late August

Minimum of 1000 hours (2000 to be highly competitive)

University of Saint Joseph (provisional accreditation)

28 month program, 1st class start January 2017

Tuition cost (PDF link)Program mission: The mission of the University of Saint Joseph Physician Assistant Studies Program is to foster the development of engaged learners into well qualified Physician Assistants. Intellectual rigor in a spiritually enriched environment will cultivate competent, ethical members of the health care team who demonstrate the highest level of integrity and a commitment to life-long learning. Graduates will exemplify a sense of social responsibility through service to the community and their profession.