Master of Physician Assistant Practice (M.P.A.P.)
The University of Dayton's Master of Physician Assistant Practice (MPAP) program will prepare you to become a knowledgeable, service-oriented and self-assured mid-level healthcare practitioner. Our program will use state-of-the-art technology blended with traditional hands-on experiences to provide our students with the best possible experience to prepare them for clinical practice.
The 27-month, seven-semester, modular-based curriculum program will be located on the fifth floor of the University's College Park Center, three floors above the University's Doctor of Physical Therapy program.
Admission to the University of Dayton physician assistant program is highly competitive. All applications will be submitted to the Central Application Service of Physician Assistants (CASPA) at portal.caspaonline.org. To be considered for the interview process prior to admission, all applicants must have achieved all of these prerequisite elements prior to matriculation:
• Complete prerequisite courses. (If an applicant has completed prerequisite courses in a quarter system, please convert to semester hours. Conversion formula is available at go.udayton.edu/paprogram.)
Human anatomy with lab: 4 semester hours
Human physiology with lab: 4 semester hours
Microbiology with lab: 4 semester hours
Organic chemistry with lab: 8 semester hours
Biochemistry (lab preferred): 4 semester hours
General psychology: 3 semester hours
Second psychology course: 3 semester hours
(i.e. life span development, abnormal psychology)
Statistics: 3-4 semester hours
Medical terminology: 2-3 semester hours
You should submit the following in addition to the online
• Proof of health care experience. (minimum of 250 hours)
Hours can be met through observing/shadowing or
participating in patient care (volunteer work is
accepted) and must include a minimum 20 hours
shadowing an NCCPA certified physician assistant.
Applicants are responsible for arranging their shadowing experience and will submit verification of health
care hours form (available at go.udayton.edu/paprogram)
to the department of physician assitance education.
• Proof of community service. (minimum of 20 hours)
Volunteer work is accepted.
Applicants are responsible for arranging their community service activity and will submit a verification of
community service hours form to the department.
• Three letters of recommendation; at least one should be
from a recent college professor and one from a health care
professional who has known the applicant for at least six
months. Letters from relatives will not be accepted.
Program requirements can be found in the online Catalog. Simply select the area of study and click "Explore".