Welcome

As health care changes, Physician Assistants are increasingly valued as vital members of the health care team. WesternU’s Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies (MSPA) graduates are in high demand and enjoy careers that are rewarding both personally and professionally.

  • A small, private, health-focused institution that fosters faculty/student interaction and interprofessional learning
  • An innovative curriculum designed for the contemporary practice of dentistry
  • A long humanistic tradition at WesternU of treating patients as people first; treating students as colleagues; and fostering camaraderie among students
  • Early clinical training opportunities that develop professional and communication skills
  • Early service-learning opportunities in a variety of community-based locations emphasizing meeting community needs through assessment, education, and preventive programs
  • Consistently high graduation, retention and first-time board pass rates help ensure your success!
  • Outstanding student support services including tutoring and disability resources
  • Diverse student body and rich array of student club and volunteer opportunities
Why choose WesternU?

We have a nationally recognized program and offer you:

  • A record of consistently high first-time pass rates on the Physician Assistant National Certifying Examination (PANCE)
  • A small, private, health-focused institution that fosters interprofessional learning
  • Clinical experiences that develops professional and communication skills at a wide range of clinical sites
  • Top faculty who interact with the students
  • A well established program accredited by the Accreditation Review Committee on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA)
  • Long humanistic tradition of treating patients as people first; treating students with respect; and fostering camaraderie among students
  • Outstanding student support services including tutoring and disability resources
  • Diverse student body and rich array of student club and volunteer opportunities
  • Southern California location with tremendous clinical training opportunities as well as access to
    major cultural and recreational resources
  • A chance to join WesternU’s well-respected Physician Assistant alumni, who are in high demand and who enjoy a lifelong connection with the University

“At WesternU I received a well-rounded education. Not only did I gain the medical knowledge necessary to fulfill my role as a Physician Assistant, but I learned to always listen and be compassionate.”

– MSPA Student

Learn More

There are many ways for you to visit campus to learn more about our programs and we encourage you to attend a WesternU Preview Day. We also invite you to sign up for our electronic mailing list and “like” us on Facebook.