Master of Health Science, Physician Assistant

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Why the Master of Health Science, Physician Assistant program?

Choosing the Master of Health Sciences (MHS) Physician Assistant program at CDU opens doors to a transformative 27-month journey. The core of our program is the innovative, student-centered curriculum, enriched with hands-on clinical experience across diverse healthcare settings. We instill a strong emphasis on compassionate care and social justice, equipping you to manage complex patient needs effectively.

As part of our interprofessional campus environment, you’ll collaborate with students and professionals in medicine, nursing, and public health. This multidisciplinary interaction fosters a unique educational experience that encourages creativity and leadership skills.

From disease management to health promotion, we integrate social medicine throughout the curriculum, empowering you to address social determinants of health and advocate for justice, both locally and globally.

Clinical Experiences

Students in the Master of Health Science, Physician Assistant program complete clinical experiences in a variety of settings, including:

  • California Hospital Medical Center 
  • Cedars Sinai Medical Center
  • Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles
  • West Los Angeles VA 
  • Harbor UCLA Medical Center 
  • Hubert Humphrey Comprehensive Health Center 
  • Kaiser Permanente – South Bay 
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Outpatient Center

Students are not required to provide or solicit clinical sites or preceptors.

Our training through CDU changed the trajectory of our lives and gave us the opportunity to make a positive difference.”
Alabi and Laye Akinloye
Alabi and Laye Akinloye , CDU PA Class of 1995 and 1985, respectively

Career Options

Students who complete the Master of Health Science, Physician Assistant program pursue careers such as:

  • Primary Care 
  • Orthopedics
  • Emergency Medicine 
  • Hospital Medicine 
  • OB/GYN

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The Master of Health Science, Physician Assistant program is accredited by the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant, Inc. (ARC-PA)