Apply to the Physician Assistant Practice program

The University of Dayton Physician Assistant program participates in the Central Application Service for Physician Assistants (CASPA). All applications must be electronically submitted, completed and verified by CASPA by Nov. 1 in order to be considered for acceptance matriculating the following August. Applications remaining unverified by CASPA for any reason after the Nov. 1 deadline will not be processed.

Learn more about the application process by exploring the links below:

Learn more: Complete admission requirements (pdf) >>

How to apply

  • The application deadline is Nov. 1 of the year prior to the expected date of matriculation.
  • To apply, visit CASPA.
  • Forty students are accepted into our program each academic year.

Note: Preference will be given to University of Dayton undergraduates.

Interview process

Students will be selected for the interview process based on evaluation of their completed application. This interview is an essential part of the selection process used for PA students at the University of Dayton. Students will be assessed on their communication abilities, both written and oral, as well as their interpersonal skills. Completion of prerequisites does NOT guarantee an interview.

Candidate selection for admission

  • Grade point average (GPA).
  • Successful interview, which includes satisfactory written and oral communication skills as well as demonstrated maturity, motivation, and interest in the UD and PA Department mission.
  • Knowledge of the PA profession.
  • Vote of acceptance by the Admission Committee of the PA Department.

Notifying applicants

After careful review of all application and interview information, the Admission Committee will designate one of the following categories for each interviewed applicant:

  • Accepted/Complete Acceptance: All prerequisite courses and admission requirements are complete.
  • Accepted/Provisional Acceptance: Each student will receive in writing the outstanding requirements needed for complete acceptance.
  • Waiting List: Applicant meets admission requirements and may be admitted if accepted applicants forfeit their seat in the program.
  • Not Accepted

All interviewees will be notified of their admission status in writing for acceptance matriculating in August.

Deposit information

If accepted, a $1,000 non-refundable deposit is required and will be applied to the first semester’s tuition.

The following exception applies: If Accreditation-Provisional is not granted, the deposit will be refunded.

Program start date

The UD PA Program matriculates a new cohort each August.  Students interested in attending the Program should ensure their applications are verified by November 1st of the year prior to their anticipated start date.  For example, students hoping to matriculate  with the cohort starting in August 2019 should plan for an application deadline of November 1st, 2018.

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Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 2958