• Invested full time faculty mentor students holistically to encourage professional development and a healthier quality of life.

  • Foster growth of leadership skills with fellow allied health students through dynamic interprofessional experiences

  • Preparing students to enter diverse clinical environments through primary care training reflective of Christian faith and servant leadership

  • The program maintains competitive outcomes through holistic admissions, student centered advising, and competency based curriculum.

Cross Cultural Training

The PA Program incorporates cultural immersion simulations to help PA students develop cultural competence and humility.

Program Mission

Developing caring physician assistants who practice competent, patient-centered primary care in diverse environments.


The Physician Assistant Program leads to a Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies with 112 hours total (53 hours the didactic phase and 59 hours in the clinical phase).


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Class of 2023 is in their final semester! This semester they will take their summative exams and prepare for graduation and beyond!

Class of 2024 has completed their first year and has moved into their clinical experiences. It's an exciting time to be a PA student!

Class of 2025 has just begun. They are getting into a routine of PA school and studying hard. 


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The Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA) has granted Accreditation-Continued to the Harding University Physician Assistant Program sponsored by Harding University. Accreditation-Continued is an accreditation status granted when a currently accredited program is in compliance with the ARC-PA Standards.

Admission Updates


CASPA will open April 27, 2023 and will close on November 1, 2023 at 11:59 PM. 

Contact Us

Physician Assistant Program is part of the College of Allied Health

Fax: 501-279-4811

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Mailing address:
Harding University
Physician Assistant Program
HU 12231
Searcy, AR 72149-5615