Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies

With the expansion of healthcare access through the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010, health care provider shortages throughout California and the United States will continue to increase. CBU’s MSPAS program will help to remediate the health care provider shortage by educating and training excellent PAs.

Program Length
2 Years
Program Cost

Tuition and Fees: $85,998

Program Accreditations
ARC-PA Provisional

Why our program?

The Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies (MSPAS) 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 produce students who are academically prepared, biblically rooted, globally minded and equipped to serve.

The CBU PA program is housed in our new 11-acre Health Science Campus where students will enjoy state-of-the-art learning labs, dedicated student study spaces and the opportunity to collaborate and establish relationships with students in other Health Science programs.

Welcome from the Program Director

Thank you for visiting the California Baptist University Physician Assistant Program website! I hope this visit provides you with the information you need as you consider your career and your program choices. California Baptist University is dedicated to providing a quality PA education in a faith–based atmosphere. Here you will find a caring faculty, with a dedication to providing the highest quality of education. Medical education will be mixed with community service and other scholarly activities. The website provides important information about the program such as admission prerequisites; application procedures; financial aid; estimated program costs; requirements for promotion, progression and graduation; certain program policies; an outline of the curriculum, information about physician assistant practice, and links to other important information. We hope your questions will be answered as you explore the website. Please feel free to contact us if you need further information. Thank you for your interest in our program and we look forward to helping you fulfill your purpose. God bless!


Allan M. Bedashi, DHSc., MSHPE, MPAS, PA-C
Department Chair and Program Director


The ARC-PA has granted Accreditation - Provisional status to the California Baptist University Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies Program sponsored by California Baptist University. 

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 or when a program holding Accreditation-Provisional status appears to demonstrate continued progress in complying with the Standards as it prepares for the graduation of the first class (cohort) of students. 

Accreditation-Provisional does not ensure any subsequent accreditation status. It is limited to no more than five years from matriculation of the first class.

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