California State University - Monterey Bay

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*Last updated January 29th, 2024

General Information

Mission Statement
The mission of the CSUMB Master of Science Physician Assistant program is to train highly qualified, culturally resonant, medical providers to serve the health needs of underserved communities.
Unique Program Features
Mission-focused, quality faculty, diversity, integrated medical Spanish courses, high PANCE pass rates, ultrasound training, iPads provided, Anatomage table, OSCE center, simulations, collaborative learning, underserved community service
Curriculum Focus
Case-Based Learning; Collaborative or Team-Based Learning; Hybrid of Traditional or Case-Based Learning; Organ-Based/Systems-Based Learning; Problem-Based Learning
Credentials Offered
Master's degree (not Master's of Public Health)
Doctorate Degree Offered
No information provided
Type of Masters Degree
MSPA: Master of Science Physician Assistant
Program Length
28 Months
Start Month
January 2026
Estimated Incoming Class Size
33
Part-time Option
No
Distance Learning
No
On-Campus Housing
Yes
Required Onsite Interview
No
Types of Interviews
Traditional Interview
Admission Type
Regular - All applications are reviewed once the set deadline has passed

CASPA & Deadlines

CASPA Member
No
Upcoming CASPA Cycle
Yes
Application Deadline
04/01/2025
Deadline Requirement
Orange-Complete only: the application has been submitted, payment, all transcripts, and at least two evaluation letters must be received by CASPA by the posted deadline.
Supplemental Application
Yes
Supplemental Deadline
06/01/2023
Supplemental Application Fee
$100
Supplemental Application Fee Waiver
Yes

Tuition & Deposits

Separate Tuition Rates
No
Tuition
$149,400
Seat Deposit
Yes
Seat Deposit Cost
$500
Refundable Seat Deposit
No

Matriculants

Out of State Students Accepted
Yes
Transfer Students Accepted
No
DACA Status Applicants Considered
Yes
International Applicants Accepted
Yes
Support for Veterans
No information provided

Program Matriculants by Gender

Female
26
Male
7
Non-Binary
-
Gender Unknown
-

Ethnicity of Program Matriculants by Number

American Indian or Alaskan Native
-
Asian
14
Black or African American
1
Hispanic, Latino, or Spanish
13
Native Hawaiin or Pacific Islander
1.0
White
17
Other
-

GRE Average Scores

Average Verbal Reasoning GRE Score
No information provided
Average Analytical Writing GRE Score
No information provided
Average Quantitative Reasoning GRE Score
No information provided

GRE Average Percentiles

Average Verbal Reasoning GRE Percentile
No information provided
Average Analytical Writing GRE Percentile
No information provided
Average Quantitative Reasoning GRE Percentile
No information provided

Requirements

Minimum Number of Reference Letters Required
2
Types of References Required
PA
Minimum Overall GPA Required
3.00
Minimum Prereq GPA Required
3.00
Standardized Test(s) Required
None
Healthcare Experience
Yes, required
Hours Needed
No information provided
Time Limit in Which To Complete Experience
No information provided
Paid Health Care
Recommended but not required
Volunteer/Community Service Health Care
Not Required
Paid Direct Patient Care
Required
Volunteer Direct Patient Care
Not Required
Direct Patient Care Hours Needed
No information provided
Direct Patient Care Time Limit
No information provided
Other Paid Health Care
Not Required
Other Volunteer Health Care
No information provided
Shadowing a PA
Required
Shadowing a Physician
Not Required
Shadowing other health care provider
Not Required
Clinical and/or non-clinical research
Not Required
Virtual Health Care Accepted
No
Virtual Shadowing Accepted
No

Prerequisites

Prereq time limit
7 Years
Human Anatomy
4 Credit(s), Lab Required
Microbiology
4 Credit(s), Lab Required
Human Physiology
4 Credit(s), Lab Required
Statistics
3 Credit(s)
English
3 Credit(s)