Degree Programs

Rocky Vista University currently offers four programs: Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO), Master of Physician Assistant Studies (MPAS), Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences (MSBS) and Master of Medical Sciences (MMS).

Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO)
(Available at all campus locations; Colorado, Utah and Montana campus)
Osteopathic physicians are distinguished by an emphasis on primary care and a tradition of caring for patients in underserved rural and urban areas. Osteopathic physicians respect the relationship between physical structure and organic function viewing the body as an interdependent unit, rather than an assortment of parts and systems. All medical and surgical specialties are represented within the osteopathic profession. However, the training of primary care physicians and the commitment to serve rural, minority, and underserved populations is characteristic of RVU and the osteopathic profession.

Master of Physician Assistant Studies (MPAS or PA)
(Colorado campus location only)
The mission of the Rocky Vista University Physician Assistant Program is to prepare clinically competent, collaborative, and compassionate physician assistants to provide primary care.

Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences (MSBS)
(Available at Colorado and Utah campus locations)
The Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences (MSBS) program offers a core curriculum in the Biomedical Sciences designed to prepare students to enter professional education and/or advanced degree programs in the biomedical disciplines.

Master of Medical Sciences (MMS)
(Montana campus location only)
The Rocky Vista University Master of Medical Sciences Program is a 1-year program that provides students a deep foundation in biomedical sciences, humanism, and professionalism. The program is designed to strengthen students’ qualifications and candidacy for medical or other health professional schools.