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Anesthesiologist Assistant Program (Master of Science in Anesthesia)

Indiana University School of Medicine offers a Master of Science degree in Anesthesia as part of an Anesthesiologist Assistant Program. This program is a 28-month didactic curriculum that prepares learners for certification as Anesthesiologist Assistants.

Clinical Training

This graduate program offers access to world-class clinical facilities and simulation laboratories and is housed within one of the top academic health care centers in the midwest. The IU School of Medicine Anesthesiologist Assistant Program is housed on the IU School of Medicine—Indianapolis campus, which is within walking-distance to IU Health University Hospital, Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health, Eskenazi Hospital and IU Health Methodist Hospital.


Curriculum for this program includes 28 months of intensive didactic sessions complemented by clinical rotations through a variety of subspecialties, including pediatrics, trauma, orthopedics, regional anesthesia, neuro and OB. The program, including classroom, laboratory and clinical requirements, prepares students for the certification examination offered by the National Commission for the Certification of Anesthesiologist Assistants. At the successful conclusion of the program, students are awarded a Master of Science degree in Anesthesia.

Program Outcomes

Matriculation & Retention
Cohort Initial Enrollment Separated Voluntary Withdrawal Rate
2021 12 - - 100%
2020 12 - - 100%
2019 12 1 0 92%

Certification Exam Results
Cohort Examinees 1st Attempt Pass 2nd Attempt 2nd Attempt Pass
2019 11 10 1 0
Rate   91%    

Job Placement
Cohort Graduated Employed
2019 11 11
Rate   100%

What is a Certified Anesthesiologist Assistant?

American Academy of Anesthesiologist Assistants website

Working as an Anesthesiologist Assistant


Learn about the admissions process, requirements and tuition for the Anesthesiologist Assistant Program.

Admissions Information

Accreditation and Affiliation

Indiana University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission, a member of the North Central Association. Contact the Commission at 230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500 Chicago, IL 60604 or 1-800-621-7440 for questions about the accreditation of Indiana University.

The Indiana University School of Medicine is accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education. Contact the Committee at 655 K Street, NW Suite 100 Washington DC 20001 or 202-828-0596 for questions about the accreditation of the Indiana University School of Medicine.

The Anesthesiologist Assistant Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs upon the recommendation of the Accreditation Review Committee for the Anesthesiologist Assistants (ARC-AA). Contact the Commission at 25400 US Highway 19 N, Suite 158, Clearwater, FL or 727-210-2350 for questions about the accreditation status of the program.