CSUSB’s Master of Science in Physician Assistant (MSPA) program will participate in the PA Diversity Recruitment Virtual Fair hosted by the PA Education Association (PAEA) on July 10 from 6 a.m.-6 p.m. The event, free and open to students and advisors, is an opportunity to build a pipeline of diverse, top-tier talent and create awareness about the MSPA program.

At the event, attendees will make connections, learn about CSUSB’s MSPA program and network with faculty and staff. What sets the event apart is its focus on diversity. In addition to the university’s MSPA program, the virtual format allows participants to connect with physician assistant programs nationwide that are seeking students with diverse backgrounds and experiences. Registration is required; RSVP online.

In its commitment to diversity, equity, inclusivity and justice, CSUSB’s MSPA program welcomes students from all backgrounds, knowledge bases and belief systems. The program’s holistic admissions process provides students the opportunity to not only share their past academic performance but also their experiences, values and perspectives. This process will create a diverse workforce equipped to address existing health disparities, as well as provide optimal care to patients.

CSUSB’s MSPA program aims to increase the number of healthcare professionals and improve access to quality care in the Inland Empire through its innovative curriculum, involvement in the community and emphasis on cultural humility.

About the PA Education Association
The PA Education Association is the only national organization representing physician assistant educational programs. PAEA works to ensure quality physician assistant education through the development and distribution of educational services and products specifically geared toward meeting the emerging needs of physician assistant programs, the profession and the health care industry.

Accreditation Status of MSPA Program
CSUSB has applied for Accreditation-Provisional from the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA). The university 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).