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MPA - Master of Physician Assistant

Our MPA programs let you study to become a physician assistant in a supportive, student-centric environment.

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Master of Physician Assistant Highlights

At West Coast University, every part of our Master of Physician Assistant program is designed with students’ needs in mind. The MPA programs provide support and flexibility while emphasizing hands-on, experiential learning.

<p><strong>Streamlined Curriculum</strong></p>
<p>Earn your master’s degree in as little as 24 months</p>

Streamlined Curriculum

Earn your master’s degree in as little as 24 months

<p><strong>Interprofessional Education</strong></p>
<p>Learn alongside students in different healthcare disciplines</p>

Interprofessional Education

Learn alongside students in different healthcare disciplines

<p><strong>Clinical Experience</strong></p>
<p>Complete clinical hours at one of our local community partners.</p>

Clinical Experience

Complete clinical hours at one of our local community partners.

<p>Get support as you prepare for your licensure exam.</p>


Get support as you prepare for your licensure exam.

Student Life at WCU

Join a diverse community of passionate, dedicated individuals at WCU. With a culture that feels like a family, you will have all the support you need to be the best you can be. Join a study group to learn from your classmates or get some guidance through peer tutoring sessions. WCU’s class sizes grant you the opportunity to get to know your professors and get insight into the healthcare industry. Find a community that helps you build on your strengths and reach your academic goals.

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Our MPA Program is Offered at These Campuses

Master of Physician Assistant Hybrid Program, CGS-Los Angeles
MPA - Master of Physician Assistant, Texas

Additional Information


Our Master of Physician Assistant programs are designed for today’s students. Whether you study in our WCU-Texas campus or the Center for Graduate Studies in Los Angeles, you’ll be learning in an engaging environment that combines a streamlined curriculum with one-on-one support.

You’ll get hands-on skills practice at our technologically advanced simulation labs. These allow you to work through real-world scenarios to build confidence and experience even before you begin your clinical practice.

Additionally, as an MPA student, you’ll be learning alongside students in different healthcare disciplines. We believe this interprofessional education helps develop collaborative skills, aiding our students in becoming well-rounded members of healthcare teams.


West Coast University aims to bring you flexible, supportive programs designed to put your master’s degree within reach. Learn how we support you throughout your academic journey.

  • Streamlined Curriculum – We know you are excited to learn to become a physician assistant. Our MPA programs let you earn your master’s degree in as little as 2 years.
  • Financial Aid – Financial aid and scholarships are available for those who qualify. Our dedicated advisors can help you find the funding option that’s right for you.
  • Clinical Team – Completing your clinical hours is an important part of your education, which is why our clinical team is available to help you find clinical sites.
  • Licensure Preparation – Get individualized support as you prepare for your licensure exam to become a physician assistant.
  • Career Services – As a WCU student and alumni, you get access to our Career Services department — for the rest of your life!

Learn by Doing

West Coast University’s MPA programs are focused on providing you different opportunities to practice and master your skills.

  • Simulation Labs – Our campuses are equipped with technologically advanced simulation labs that allow you to practice in a safe and controlled environment
  • Clinical Experience – Gain real-world experience through our diverse range of healthcare partner facilities

How Much Does the Master of Physician Assistant Program Cost?

We know school is a substantial commitment. At WCU, we want to equip you with all the information you need to make the right decision for your future. For a breakdown of the Master of Physician Assistant costs, visit the program page for the campus you wish to attend.

We offer several Master of Physician Assistant financial aid options — including scholarships, grants, and loan access — to help support you through your studies. For more information about your financial support options, visit our financial aid page.

What is an MPA degree?

A Master of Physician Assistant (MPA) degree is a master’s level degree that helps prepare students for entry-level practitioner roles as physician assistants. Students who complete the MPA program will be eligible to sit for their licensure examination.

How long does it take to complete the MPA program?

You can complete the MPA program at WCU in as few as 24 months — that’s just two years.

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