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Foundational medical knowledge
Crucial field experience with onsite clinics
Blood draws in the lab — lots of practice
Hands-on learning and practice
Serving the community through education

Master of Physician Assistant Studies

Put your caring spirit and medical aptitude to work in the physician assistant studies program at Wingate University.


The Wingate University Physician Assistant Studies Program is dedicated to developing educated, productive and ethical physician assistants to serve the healthcare needs of the communities in which they practice.

The Wingate University Physician Assistant Program is dedicated to developing educated, productive and ethical physician assistants to serve the healthcare needs of the community in which they practice

A dedicated faculty firmly believes in this philosophy. Plus we have amazing students committed to building lives of healing and compassion. We know that becoming a physician assistant is not a snap decision. Chances are, you’ve thought about your life’s work for a long time. That’s why we owe you the best educational experience possible to seek your goals.

You see, we like knowing that we have a part in preparing the kind of people who don’t come along every day, who want to make the world a better place. That’s definitely one thing we have in common. You’ll find that’s just the beginning, but what a beginning it is.

Real-time Learning at Two Locations

The Wingate University Physician Assistant Studies Program admits one class each year, beginning in late August. About forty students are admitted to the Wingate campus and 20 to the Hendersonville campus. The programs use synchronous distance learning, wherein faculty interact in real time with students, regardless of which Wingate University location they’re attending. Every student can engage with other students at both locations during class.

Megan McNeill stands next to the Levine College of Health Sciences at Wingate University.

My experience

“I have loved my time as a Wingate PA student and I will always be grateful for the love and care that was poured into my education from all of the staff. The Wingate PA program is truly a family, and that is the quality that originally brought me here. My mom began her battle with ALS shortly before I began the program and recently passed away. The staff has supported me throughout this journey, making sure that I am doing OK emotionally and that my education is on track. The whole experience has really shown me that being a part of the Wingate PA program was God’s plan and something I will always cherish.”

Megan McNeill, Class of 2021


TUITION 2022-2023

Wingate University Physician Assistant Program tuition for the 2022-2023 academic year is $13,910 per semester. 
Additional fees are listed below: 

  • Parking Fee: $130 annually 
  • Health and Wellness Fee: $50 per semester
  • PA Program Fee: $290 per semester
  • PA Clinical Support Fee: $1500 per semester (semesters 4-7 only)

National Health Services Corps



NC Office of Rural Health

PA Scholarship opportunities

NC Diversity & Equity in Emergency Medicine scholarship