Accreditation for George Fox University and the MMSc PA program comes from two sources. Professional accreditation is provided by the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA), and regional accreditation is provided by the Northwest Commission of Colleges and Universities (NWCCU).

Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the PA

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The Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the PA (ARC-PA) has granted Accreditation-Provisional status to the George Fox University Master of Medical Science Physician Assistant Program sponsored by George Fox University. 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.

Accreditation-Provisional does not ensure any subsequent accreditation status. It is limited to no more than five years from matriculation of the first class.

The program’s accreditation history can be viewed on the ARC-PA website.

National and Regional Accreditation

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George Fox University is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU).

In addition, the university is approved by the U.S. government and the states of Oregon and Idaho for the education of veterans, and by the U.S. attorney general for the admission of international students.