• Preparing Tomorrow's Caring Clinicians


Joint MSPAS/MPH Program



You are cordially invited to the Touro Alumni and Friends Reception at the AAPA Conference. Reconnect with classmates, colleagues, and faculty!

When: Sunday May 15, 5-7pm
Where: Travis Room, Grand Hyatt San Antonio

Please RSVP to Regina Branch


Come Teach With Us!

The Joint MSPAS/MPH Program is looking for a Director of Clinical Education and a Principal Faculty Member

Are you interested in teaching the next generation of PAs?  Do you like hiking and biking, living near the water and working with a dynamic group of people?  If so, consider applying for one of our open faculty positions at Touro University California (TUC).  We are looking for the right person interested in educating primary care PAs to work with underserved populations.  Our students all earn a Master of Science in PA Studies and a Master of Public Health.  The TUC campus is located in Vallejo, 30 miles northeast of San Francisco, on historic Mare Island.  Vallejo has the lowest cost of living in the Bay area; housing is 75% less than San Francisco! We are 15 miles south of the town of Napa.  Easy driving to wine country! Find out more here.


Info Sessions Announced for 2016

The 2016 Monday Evening Information Session dates have been announced. The information sessions will be held in Room 106 (OCB) of the Farragut Inn on campus. The session runs from 6-8pm; light snacks are served. RSVPs are required.

  • April 11
  • April 25 - focus on reapplicants
  • May 2
  • June 20
  • July 11
  • August 22
  • September 12
These information sessions allow applicants and prospective applicants the chance to talk to current students and faculty and staff in the program.

"This was great, because it answered questions I didn't even know I had," said one attendee.



Printable Information Sheets Available

Are you a pre-PA club or other organization dedicated to helping people find a career in healthcare? Use these fact sheets (Info Sheet; Complementary Professions) to distribute information about Touro's PA Program. The information of these fact sheets are updated regularly, so a download today has the latest information available!


Program Overview

In 33 months, our students earn two master degrees: a Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies, and a Master of Public Health. The integration of these two professions means that in their clinical practice, TUC alums are trained to see both the individual and the community in which they live.

The Joint Program has as its mission increasing access to quality healthcare. In pursuit of that, it includes student training at clinical sites that serve medically underserved populations. These sites include Federally Qualified Health Clinics, Indian Health Service sites, Rural Health Clinics, and National Health Service Corps loan repayment sites. Half our alumni live our mission in their professional lives.

Applications are processed through the Central Application Service for Physician Assistants (CASPA). Our application cycle runs from the spring to the late fall. Approximately 6% of applicants are accepted to the program. More information on profiles of successful candidates can be found on the Admissions Department's FAQ page.

Please visit our Essential Program Information page for specific information about the program. Graduate performance on the National Certification Exam (PANCE) can be found on that page; the five-year report from the NCCPA covering 2010-2014 can also be accessed here. The report covering 2011-2015 will be available in early 2016.