Yale University partners with 2U, Inc. to offer online master’s degree program.

online-yale-2UAccording to Yale, a new online online program will provide the opportunity for aspiring physician assistants across the country to earn a Yale degree, as well as help support what the University says is one of the fastest-growing job fields in the U.S.

2U, Inc., today announced that it is partnering with Yale University to launch an online Master of Medical Science (MMSc) degree for aspiring physician associates (PA), pending approval of the online program by the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA) and various state licensing agencies.

The program will enable online students to receive the same high-quality training as their on-campus counterparts without the financial burden and stress of relocating, says 2U, while also encouraging PAs to learn and work in their local communities.

In contrast with most PA programs, the online program also will recruit student cohorts three times per year instead of one, allowing qualified students to start their education and training as soon as they are ready.

(Next page: What the online program will include; why Yale made the decision)

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