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New home for Physician Assistant Studies as Marquette continues to transform campus.
A new home for the Marquette University Physician Assistant Studies program is rapidly taking shape.
Workers could be seen installing glass panels earlier this week in the large window bays that forms the signature design element of the new building along W. Clybourn Ave.
The fast-growing Physician Assistant Studies program has been housed in a “temporary” home for over 20 years in a drab building at 1700 W. Wells St. But just in time for the 2019-20 school year, the program will move to a new home at the northwest corner of N. 17st St. and W. Clybourn St.
The university held a groundbreaking ceremony for the four-story, 44,000-square-foot building in May. Just a few months later, the building’s steel skeleton was visible from nearby Interstate 94. Now the exterior is nearly complete.
Prospective students are already knocking on the door. The university reports that 1,400 applicants applied to enter the master’s program two years ago, and growth continues annually at a 10 percent clip. The program currently accepts 55 students a year.
Marquette has owned the PA building site at 1710 W. Clybourn St. since at least 1985 according to city records. In early 2016, a small garage on the site was demolished.
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