Vision and Mission

Vision

The Mississippi State University-Meridian Master of Physician Assistant Studies Program will graduate health care professionals who will be leaders in the Mississippi health care community, dedicated to increasing access to care and to actively addressing health care disparities in the state.


Mission

The Mississippi State University-Meridian Master of Physician Assistant Studies Program will educate highly qualified, competent, health care providers who will increase access to care and provide primary care services to the diverse citizens of Mississippi.

 

The ARC-PA has granted Accreditation-Provisional status to the Mississippi State University Physician Assistant Program sponsored by Mississippi State University.

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 http://www.arc-pa.org/accreditation-history-mississippi-state-university-meridian.

For more information on the developing Master of Physician Assistant Studies Program, please contact (pa@meridian.msstate.edu).