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Doctor of Physician Assistant

The Doctor of Physician Assistant program at Touro Nevada is designed to serve the needs of Post Professional candidates who have been practicing in any area of medicine, surgery, or medical education. The program prepares graduates to utilize their specialized area of expertise with honed research skills to practice in a contemporary healthcare field and prepares graduates to take leadership roles as advanced practitioners in their fields, researchers, and educators.

Program Features


The Doctor of Physician Assistant program is designed to prepare the graduate for various job opportunities.  Although the emphasis is on primary care, the graduate is encouraged to pursue any area of interest they may have.

Goals and Outcomes

The program is designed to advance your career with a focus on your clinical specialty.

  • Develop in-depth, accurate, evidence-based knowledge of the field.
  • Understand central issues and current research in health care.
  • Critically appraise and apply theoretical information to solve practical problems.
  • Design, conduct, and interpret research.
  • Prepare and communicate scholarly information in written and oral forms to scientific and lay audiences.

Program Highlights

Start Per Year
Semester Credits

Admission Requirements

Touro Nevada was established to help address critical needs in healthcare and education, and as a resource for community service in the state of Nevada. Come be a part of our family.

Requirements Overview

    • Master’s degree in physician assistant studies or similar program
    • Minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA
    • NCCPA certification or Emeritus status
    • Minimum 2 years clinical practice / experience
    • Submit two letters of recommendation

Primary Application

All applicants must complete a Touro application and submit a $75 nonrefundable application fee.

Application & Requirements

Mission Statement

The mission of the DPA Program is to advance licensed physician assistants in their professional knowledge by providing students with a curriculum that incorporates prior clinical experiences, current literature, and best practices to support continued professional excellence and engagement.

Here For You

Your goals are supported at Touro Nevada. You can receive academic and personal support, get involved in clubs and organizations, and enjoy life in southern Nevada.

Life at Touro Nevada

Technology & Facilities

Touro Nevada understands that innovation in technology and our facilities are vital component to your success. Investment into equipment, technology, classrooms are on-going and part of Touro Nevada's commitment to students.

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Your Faculty

Your Touro Nevada faculty are more than professors. They are leaders in their respective fields. You will also be supported by staff who are dedicated to students and the university.

Your Faculty & Staff