Program Goals & Learning Outcomes


Mississippi State University-Meridian Master of Physician Assistant Studies Program Goals

  1. Recruit and select highly qualified applicants
    As evidenced by applicant demographics and prerequisite data submitted through CASPA
  2. Obtain Accreditation-Continuing
    Measured by achievement and maintenance of accreditation-continuing through the ARC-PA
  3. Develop and maintain a curriculum that promotes a 90% or greater graduation rate
    Measured by graduation rate per cohort
  4. Develop and maintain a curriculum that produces a PANCE first time pass rate above the national average
    Measured by comparison of the program first-time PANCE rates against the national rates

Student Learning Outcomes

ARC-PA Student Attrition
  Graduated Classes
Class of 2023 Class of 2024 Class of 2025
Maximum entering class size (as approved by ARC-PA) 20 30 30
Entering class size 20 25 31
Graduates 0 0 #
* Attrition rate 0 0 #
** Graduation rate 0 0 #

* Attrition rate calculation: Number of students who attritted from cohort divided by the entering class size.

** Graduation rate: Number of cohort graduates divided by the entering class size.