Founded in 1836, Atlanta, Georgia’s Emory University is tied to the largest healthcare system in the state — Emory Healthcare, which features seven hospitals. It’s no surprise that the Emory School of Medicine’s Physician Assistant programs are universally acclaimed! The school features two graduate options — a Master of Medical Science in Physician Assistant Degree and a Master of Medical Science in Physician Assistant Degree and Master of Public Health Dual Degree. The latter prepares graduates to work in such areas:
There are also undergrad medical degree options that may serve as a foundation for a PA master’s degree.
Located in Macon, Georgia, Mercer University has been producing high-achieving alumni since opening its doors in 1837. The institution’s College of Health Professions has a few exciting options for PA studies, including a 28-month Master of Medical Science (MMSc) offered at the Atlanta campus or a combined MMSc/Master of Public Health.
There are also two Accelerated Special Consideration Programs for Physician Assistant paths — one leading to a BS in Health Sciences and the other a BS in Public Health. Both allow students to proceed from their BS to a Master of Medical Science in about six years. Mercer also offered numerous online courses and programs related to healthcare.
|School||Average Tuition||Student Teacher Ratio||Enrolled Students|
|Emory University Atlanta, GA||14 : 1||13,997|
|Mercer University Macon, GA||23 : 1||9,006|
|Augusta University Augusta, GA||20 : 1||8,920|
|Brenau University Gainesville, GA||19 : 1||2,813|
|South University-Savannah Savannah, GA||23 : 1||818|