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From left: Sonia Otte, founding director of the developing Master of Science in Physician Assistant program; Tomás D. Morales, CSUSB president; U.S. Rep. Pete Aguilar, D-San Bernardino; state Sen. Richard Roth, D-Riverside; Rafik Mohamed, CSUSB provost and vice president of Academic Affairs, at the ceremonial groundbreaking event on April 26 for the MSPA program’s building.
April 26, 2024

The groundbreaking ceremony on April 26 marked the formal start to remodel the building formerly known as the Yasuda Center into a state-of-the-art facility for the forthcoming Master of Science in Physician Assistant (MSPA) program at Cal State San Bernardino.  

MSPA program
April 10, 2024

The national application process for CSUSB’s forthcoming Master of Science in Physician Assistant program opened April 25 and runs through Dec. 1. Pending successful accreditation, the first cohort is currently set to be welcomed in August 2025 to begin studying in state-of-the-art facilities on the San Bernardino campus.

MSPA Program
April 23, 2024

Cal State San Bernardino will host a groundbreaking ceremony on Friday, April 26, at 10 a.m. for the developing 27-month Master of Science in Physician Assistant (MSPA) program. 

Stethoscope on a table
January 3, 2024

Sonia Otte, founding director of Cal State San Bernardino’s Master of Science in Physician Assistant (MSPA) program, recently discussed the vision and plans for the new curriculum that will launch in August 2025.

Pfau Library, Faculty in the News
January 19, 2023

Sonia Otte (Master of Science Physician Assistant program), Codi Lazar (geological sciences) and Brian Levin (criminal justice) were included in recent news coverage.

Hands typing on laptop
January 3, 2023

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.

Illustration of a medical professional and a laptop computer.
December 13, 2022

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.

Medical theme illustration art
July 5, 2022

The MSPA program will be launched in fall of 2024 with 30 students and grow to a maximum of 85 students within three years.

MSPA program at CSUSB
July 22, 2021

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.