Physician Assistants (PAs) are professional healthcare practitioners who expand quality and affordable care to diverse patient populations.

The CSUMB Master of Science Physician Assistant (MSPA) program prepares students with rigorous medical education, teaching how to obtain medical histories, perform physical examinations, diagnose illnesses and prescribe medications.

The MSPA Program at CSUMB focuses on providing primary care to underserved patient populations, in keeping with the CSUMB Vision Statement. In this way, the MSPA program not only serves a critical regional educational need; it also strengthens the health of communities that future CSUMB-trained Physician Assistants serve.

The MSPA Program is pending WSCUC approval

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Employment of physician assistants is projected to grow 37 percent from 2016 to 2026, much faster than the average for all occupations.
U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Important Dates – January 2019 Admission

Application opens: April 26, 2018

Priority application deadline: July 1, 2018

Final application deadline: September 1, 2018

How to apply
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ARC-PA Accreditation Status

The CSUMB MSPA program is currently in the process of applying for Accreditation-Provisional from the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA). The CSUMB MSPA program anticipates matriculating its first class in January 2019, pending achieving Accreditation-Provisional status at the June 2018 ARC-PA meeting. Accreditation-Provisional is an accreditation status granted when the plans and resource allocation, if fully implemented as planned, or if a proposed program that has not yet enrolled students appear to demonstrate the program’s ability to meet the ARC-PA Standards or when a program holding accreditation-provisional status appears to demonstrate continued progress in complying with the Standards as it appears for the graduation of the first class (cohort) of students.

Contact MSPA

(831) 772-7070

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