Sonia Otte, founding program director of Cal State San Bernardino’s Master of Science in Physician Assistant (MSPA) program, was a guest on the podcast “Uplift San Bernardino” to talk about the plans and vision for the new curriculum. The interview with host Erin Brinker begins at about 30 minutes, 49 seconds into the podcast.

California State University, San Bernardino has applied for Accreditation-Provisional from the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA). CSUSB anticipates matriculating its first class in August 2025, pending achieving Accreditation-Provisional status at the March 2025 ARC-PA meeting.

Accreditation-Provisional is an accreditation status granted when the plans and resource allocation, if fully implemented as planned, of a proposed program that has not yet enrolled students appear to demonstrate the program’s ability to meet the ARC-PA Standards. Accreditation-Provisional status is also  granted when a proposed program appears to demonstrate continued progress in complying with the ARC-PA Standards as it prepares for the graduation of the first class (cohort) of students. In the event the program does not earn accreditation-provisional status, students will not matriculate, and admissions deposits will be refunded. CSUSB is fully accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC).

For more information, visit the Master of Science in Physician Assistant (MSPA) Program website.