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Physician Assistant Education

Application Process

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 Oct. 1 in order to be considered for acceptance matriculating the following August. Applications remaining unverified by CASPA for any reason after the Oct. 1 deadline will not be processed.


Expand the sections below to learn more about the application process:

  • All applicants must create an account in CASPA in order to submit an application.  The University of Dayton PA program has an application deadline of October 1st in order to be considered for the class starting the following August. Please keep in mind that it may take a few weeks for CASPA to verify your application once it is submitted. If your application is submitted, but is not verified, by the October 1st deadline you will not be considered for that application cycle. 
  • Use the CASPA Application Checklist to help you through the online application process.
  • To apply, visit CASPA.


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.

  • 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.

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.

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


The University of Dayton Physician Assistant program matriculates a new cohort each August. Students interested in attending the program should ensure their applications are verified by October 1st of the year before their anticipated August start date. 


Physician Assistant Education

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Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 2958