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Take your first step today and apply to ODU's Physician Assistant Studies Program.
If you have any questions about the application process, contact the Office of Graduate Admissions at grad@ohiodominican.edu or (614) 251-4615.

  • How to Apply

    Submit your application online through the Centralized Application Service for Physician Assistants (CASPA).

    Be sure to review and complete all of the admission requirements for ODU's PA Program.

    Apply through CASPA

  • Application Deadline

    For the class applying to start in August 2021:

    • The Central Application Service for Physician Assistants (CASPA) Cycle 20 opens on April 30, 2020
    • The deadline to submit your online application through CASPA is October 1, 2020

    For the class applying to start in August 2022:

    • CASPA will open for 2022 applications in April 2021


  • Deposit

    Once an applicant is accepted to the program, a $500 deposit must accompany the acceptance reply.

    A second deposit of $1,000 must be received by the program to secure a seat in the program. This second deposit is due approximately three weeks from date of acceptance. The applicant will be notified of the exact date in the acceptance letter. 

    These deposits will be applied to the first semester's tuition, however, they are non-refundable should the student fail to enter the program for which he or she has been accepted.

  • Program Cost
    The approximate cost for ODU's Physician Assistant Studies Program is calculated annually and subject to change.

    Tuition for the 2020-2021 academic year is $860 per credit hour.*

    The total estimated cost for ODU's PA Program is $86,390, including approximate fees and costs listed below.

    Approximate Fees & Costs for Didactic Phase, by Semester


    Fall
    16 Credits
    Spring
    21 Credits
    Summer
    17 Credits 
    2nd Fall
    16 Credits 
    Tuition
    $13,760
    $18,060 $14,620 $13,760
    Clinical Fee  $100  $100 $100 $100
    Anatomy Fee $485 $0  $0  $0 
    Clinical Resource Fee $90
    $0   $0 $240  
    Technology Fee $175 $175  $175 $175
    Activity Fee $50 $50 $50 $50
    Document Maintenance Fee $40  $0   $0 $0
    Medical Equipment  $312
    $488
     $0 $0
    Total $15,012 $18,873
     $14,945 $14,325

    Additional estimated costs to be paid by the student during the didactic phase include:

    • Drug screening and background check prior to matriculation: $120
    • Required textbooks not provided via online resources: $684
    • Membership to AAPA and OAPA: $100
    • Membership to SAAAPA: $40
    • ODU PA Program Apparel (scrubs & polo shirt): $66
    Total Estimated Cost for Didactic Phase: $64,165

    Approximate Fees & Costs for Clinical Phase, by Semester


    Spring
    8 Credits
    Summer
    8 Credits
    Fall
    8 Credits 
    Tuition
    $6,880
    $6,880 $6,880
    Clinical Fee  $100  $100 $100
    Clinical Resource Fee $250 $0   $240
    Technology Fee $175 $175   $175
    Document Maintenance Fee $0  $0   $0
    Activity Fee $50
    $50  $50
    Total $7,455 $7,205
     $7,445

    Additional estimated costs to be paid by the student during the clinical phase include:

    • Drug screening and background check prior to start of clinical phase: $120**
    • Students are responsible for all travel expenses (e.g., housing , travel and food) to and from their assigned clinical rotation site.***
    Total Estimated Cost for Clinical Phase: $22,225

    In addition to the tuition and fees listed above, students in ODU's PA Program are required to pay transportation and housing costs for the duration of  their program attendance.

    *$860 per credit hour is subject to increase each academic year.

    **Students are responsible for additional payment if further screening is deemed necessary by the clinical site.

    ***Students are required to complete 11 clinical rotations. All students will be expected to travel to various rotation sites. While the majority of the clinical sites are in state, some may require travel out of state. Rotation assignments are determined by the program.