Program Costs & Financial Aid | Physician Assistant Studies Hybrid Program

Program Costs

Students in the Physician Assistant Studies Hybrid Program (PAS-Hybrid) at the University of Pittsburgh can expect to pay $49,999 per year (based on 2020-2021 academic year tuition rates). This cost does not include registration and student fees, and is subject to change each year as approved by the University of Pittsburgh.


Total Credit Hours


Didactic (First) Year


Clinical (Second) Year


University Fees


Lab Fees


Estimated Additional Costs


per Immersion Experience x 3 Immersion Experiences (Travel, Lodging, Meals)


Estimated Total Cost of Program

Estimated Total Cost of Program: $114,670 - Click here for a breakdown of all estimated tuition, fees, and costs.

For information on refunds of tuition and fees, see our Policies and Procedures Manual (page 15).

Is This a Good Investment?

When you complete the Physician Assistant Studies Hybrid Program at the University of Pittsburgh, we prepare you to pass the Physician Assistant National Certification Exam (PANCE) and meet the need for quality health care providers in your community. Below you will see the average salaries of potential roles for graduates with a MS in Physician Assistant Studies. As each graduate is unique, you should evaluate your personal and professional goals after graduation in order to assess your earning potential.

Physician Assistant Earning Potential

Median salary by individual specialty area for certified physician assistants.

SpecialtyMedian Annual Salary$109,500$137,000
Cardiothoracic Surgery$137,000
Emergency Medicine$129,000
Occupational Medicine$119,000
Urgent Care$115,100
Pediatric Subspecialties$109,500

Source: 2020 AAPA Salary Report

How Will You Pay Program Costs?

Students have a variety of resources available to cover the program costs. Some of the most frequently used funding options are included below, but we encourage you to consult with the Office of Admissions and Financial Aid when determining the best options for your financial plan.


The University of Pittsburgh PA Studies Hybrid Program will apply for Accreditation - Provisional from the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA). The University of Pittsburgh PA Studies Hybrid Program anticipates matriculating its first class in January 2023, pending achieving Accreditation - Provisional status at the September 2022 ARC-PA meeting. Accreditation - Provisional is an accreditation status granted when the plans and resource allocation, if fully implemented as planned, of a proposed program that has not yet enrolled students appear to demonstrate the program’s ability to meet the ARC-PA Standards or when a program holding accreditation-provisional status appears to demonstrate continued progress in complying with the Standards as it prepares for the graduation of the first class (cohort) of students. In the event that the program does not achieve accreditation all students who have deposited a seat in the program will receive a full refund. The program will not accept the class until which time provisional accreditation has been granted.

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