Department of Physician Assistant Studies

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Physician Assistant Studies

Welcome to the Department of Physician Assistant Studies!

We are focused on equipping students with the skills, knowledge and compassion necessary to become professional physician assistants.

About Us

CBU's Department of Physician Assistant Studies is home to our physician assistant program. The Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies program will prepare entry-level medical professionals to augment the physician (MD and DO) in providing medical and patient care responsibilities within the health care system. The program will encourage graduates to provide service to underserved populations. In support of the university's mission, the program will fulfill the "Core 4" outcomes by producing students that are academically prepared, biblically rooted, globally minded and equipped to serve.


The Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant, Inc. (ARC-PA) has granted Accreditation-Continued status to the California Baptist University Physician Assistant Program sponsored by California Baptist University. Accreditation-Continued is an accreditation status granted when a currently accredited program is in compliance with the ARC-PA Standards.

Accreditation remains in effect until the program closes or withdraws from the accreditation process or until accreditation is withdrawn for failure to comply with the Standards. The approximate date for the next validation review of the program by the ARC-PA will be September 2030. The review date is contingent upon continued compliance with the Accreditation Standards and ARC-PA policy.

The program’s accreditation history can be viewed on the ARC-PA website at baptist-university/.


Contact Us

For Admissions and application related questions about the M.S. in Physician Assistant Studies program, please contact: Raymond Lopez Graduate Admissions Counselor (951) 552-8138