Master of Science In Physician Assistant Studies

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.


Quick Look

Length of Program: 24 months

Program Units: 119 (74 didactic, 45 clinical)

Program Start: Fall only - next option to start is fall 2017

Application Completion Deadline: January 15, 2017 

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Cost: $40,000 per year

Institutional Fees: $3,000 per year

Accreditation: ARC-PA Accreditation-Provisional

Location: Riverside, main campus

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