The Master of Science in Anesthesia (MSA) Program is pleased to announce a new educational site in Austin, Texas. It will matriculate the first class in May 2022.
The Austin location follows the establishment of the main site in Cleveland in 1970, and off-site locations in Houston and Washington, D.C., in 2010 and 2012 respectively. Just over 10 years ago, the program proudly celebrated its 40th anniversary and the opening of our Houston location. Now, having just celebrated the 50th anniversary, the program is excited to offer students a second location in Texas in which to earn a Case Western Reserve University MSA degree.
The launching of the new site in the Texas capital city is part of a long-term goal to increase our national presence while continuing the commitment to small classes, hands-on learning, high academic standards and teaching in a supportive environment.
Planning for the Austin program has been underway for more than a year and is in the process of finalizing arrangements. The physical location of the program office, classroom and simulation lab is expected to be in the vicinity of Round Rock, which is in north Austin. We have created strategic partnerships with St. David's Healthcare Systems and Baylor Scott & White Health. The program is proud to work with our clinical partners in the region to contribute to our community's healthcare needs.
The enrollment goal for the Austin site in its inaugural year is up to 12 students. The early decision application deadline is October 1, and the regular decision deadline is February 1 for a program start on May 31, 2022. Applications are now being accepted for all four program locations— Cleveland, Houston, D.C., and Austin.
The opening of the Austin educational site is a wonderful occasion for all. We are grateful to every individual who has partnered with the MSA Program, and we would like to thank them for their leadership, vision, and perseverance in creating MSA Austin. We have built on our past successes, and we will build on our present success to have an even larger impact on AA education in the years ahead. We look forward to our bright future, and we commit to continuing our legacy of excellence in education.