Community College Approved to Offer MPAS

Red Rocks Community College (RRCC) in Lakewood, Colorado, has received the green light to confer a Master of Physician Assistant Studies on graduates of its PA program. The final approval marks the end of a five-year process involving the Colorado legislature, the State Board for Community Colleges and Occupational Education, the Colorado Commission on Higher Education, and the Higher Learning Commission. RRCC is the first community college to offer a PA master’s degree.

RRCC has previously offered a Master of Medical Science through a partnership with Saint Francis University.

The first MPAS class is expected to begin their studies in fall 2017.