U.S. News & World Report Lauds Seton Hill University’s Physician Assistant Program as Among Best in the Nation

Seton Hill University’s Physician Assistant program was named among the Best Physician Assistant Graduate Programs in the United States in the U.S. News & World Report Best Graduate Schools 2020 rankings. The exclusive rankings are available online at www.usnews.com/best-graduate-schools.

Seton Hill’s PA program was ranked No. 64 among all Physician Assistant Graduate Programs in the country as part of U.S. News’ Best Graduate Schools for Health rankings

"Seton Hill is pleased to be recognized among the best Physician Assistant programs in the country,” said Seton Hill President Mary C. Finger, Ed.D. “More than two decades ago, Seton Hill founded one of the first PA programs in the Pittsburgh region to help fill a need for healthcare practitioners, particularly in rural and underserved areas. The recognition by U.S. News and World Report speaks to the quality and rigor of Seton Hill’s program in preparing Physician Assistants for whatever specialty they choose.”

Seton Hill Physician Assistant Student Dylan Everett said he was not surprised to learn of the program’s ranking. 

“When I was an undergraduate at Seton Hill, I shadowed Physician Assistants to prepare for graduate school. The healthcare professionals I came into contact with in the Pittsburgh region were all complimentary of Seton Hill’s program, which confirmed my choice to apply,” said Everett, a Michigan native. “As I’ve participated in my clinical rotations throughout the region and the country, I can see first-hand just how well the faculty of Seton Hill have prepared me for a career as a Physician Assistant.”

Dr. James France, Director of Seton Hill’s Physician Assistant program, said, “Seton Hill’s Physician Assistant faculty and students are honored that U.S. News and World Report has recognized our program as one of the best in the nation. Our faculty works diligently to ensure that Seton Hill Physician Assistant graduates are prepared to work as a team member in any healthcare setting.”

The 2020 edition of the U.S. News Best Graduate Schools rankings evaluates programs in business, law, medicine, nursing, engineering, education and other fields. There is a unique set of rankings for each discipline, with corresponding ranking methodologies that take multiple factors into account. Criteria for the rankings vary and may include how accomplished a program's incoming students are based on their grades and standardized test scores and how successful recent graduates are based on their job placement rates and starting salaries. A complete summary of the methodology used to rank each school can be found online.


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