This program has been granted Accreditation-Provisional status by ARC-PA. Learn more about provisional accreditation
The MSPA program at CSUMB is a full-time, 28-month, year-round graduate program, consisting of 83 credit hours completed over 7 semesters. MSPA courses have a different fee structure and academic calendar; please contact Extended Education for more information. The curriculum is separated into didactic, clinical, and hybrid semesters. The curriculum structure is specially designed to prepare students with the knowledge, skills, and confidence to be competent PAs upon completion of the program.
Student are required to participate in all program activities, comply with all program and university policies, and demonstrate professional behavior as defined in the MSPA Student Handbook. Students are assessed through written examinations and performance evaluations throughout the duration of the program. Students must pass each component of the curriculum to make satisfactory progress in the program.
Semester 1: Spring
Semester 2: Summer
Semester 3: Fall
Semesters 4, 5, 6: Spring, Summer, Fall
All clinical rotations during the second year of the program begin in January and end in December. Course sequences may vary for each student.
Semester 7: Spring
Total Program Units: 83
CSUMB will confer a Master of Science Physician Assistant degree to students upon successful completion of all program requirements.