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Physician Assistant Education 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 November 1 of the year prior to the expected date of matriculation. Applications remaining unverified by CASPA for any reason after the November 1 deadline will not be processed.

Attend an information session

Prospective students interested in the University of Dayton's Master of Physician Assistant Practice (MPAP) program should plan to attend one of the PA information sessions that are held periodically throughout the school year. 

View a list of upcoming information sessions and register to attend.


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

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


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.

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Physician Assistant Education

Fitz Hall 510 
300 College Park 
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 2958