Sonia Otte (Master of Science Physician Assistant program), Codi Lazar (geological sciences) and Brian Levin (criminal justice) were included in recent news coverage.
The federal funding for the MSPA program is part of the federal fiscal year 2023 appropriations package and will be designated to purchase teaching and lab equipment.
The CSUSB MSPA program expects to begin recruiting for faculty and staff positions starting in January 2023 and matriculating its first class of 40 students in August 2025.
The MSPA program will be launched in fall of 2024 with 30 students and grow to a maximum of 85 students within three years.
CSUSB will become the first Southern California public university to establish a Master of Science Physician Assistant program to help address the severe shortage of healthcare professionals serving the Inland Empire.