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Accreditation Status

The University of Tampa has applied for provisional accreditation from the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA). UT anticipates matriculating its first class in August 2019, pending achieving Accreditation – Provisional status at the March 2019 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.

If UT’s program fails to receive provisional accreditation at the March 2019 ARC-PA meeting, it will not matriculate a class in August 2019. For more information, visit

In November 2017, UT was notified that the board of trustees of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges reviewed the materials seeking approval of the Master in Physician Assistant Medicine. It was the decision of the board to approve the program and include it in the scope of the current accreditation.