Physician Assistant Programs in NY

The physician assistant profession is one of the fastest-growing and in-demand professions, at the forefront of healthcare. Touro, along with the School of Health Sciences, is a powerhouse in the education and training of skilled and dedicated physician assistants.

There are four programs to choose from at the School of Health Sciences in NY:

We offer four physician assistant programs, with separate ARC-PA accreditations, and different schedules.

  • The BS/MS programs in Long Island/NUMC is a traditional program with a more accelerated schedule–the program is completed in 28 months.
  • The Manhattan program has a non-traditional schedule better suited for those with outside responsibilities and is completed in 32 months with a research component, and an optional behavioral health focus.
  • The MS program in Middletown is a traditional program with a more accelerated schedule–the program is completed in 28 months. You need a bachelor's degree to start this program.
  • The Advanced Placement PA Master’s Completion is an independent study program for students who already have a bachelor’s in physician assistant and are looking to advance their career by completing their master's degree. Applicants must have graduated from an Accredited Physician Assistant program to be considered.

Choosing a Program

PA Long Island/NUMC extension, PA Manhattan, and PA Middletown compared:

  Long Island – NUMC Extension Manhattan Middletown


BS/MS (Health Sci/PA Studies)

BS/MS (Health Sci/PA Studies)

MS (PA Studies)


28 months

32 months

28 Months


Long Island: August
NUMC: January




Long Island: 225 Eastview Drive, Central Islip, NY 11722
NUMC: 2201 Hempstead Turnpike, East Meadow, NY 11554

3 Times Square
10th Floor
Manhattan, NY 10036

60 Prospect Avenue, Middletown, NY 10940

PANCE Five Year Pass




Didactic Schedule

Traditional Monday-Friday 9 am-5 pm Days/Eves/Sunday

Nontraditional Monday–Thursday 3 pm-9 pm, Sunday 9 am-5 pm

Traditional Monday-Friday 9 am-5 pm Days/Eves/Sunday

Application Deadline

Long Island: January 15
NUMC: December 1

January 15

December 1


For all questions about the program and visiting our campus, contact us:

Office of Admissions
Touro College School of Health Sciences
225 Eastview Drive
Central Islip, New York 11722
Phone: 866-TOURO-4-U
Fax: 631-665-6342