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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
    CASPA's online portal opens for applications in April 2019.

    The deadline to submit your online application through CASPA is October 1, 2019.
  • 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 2019-2020 academic year is $823 per credit hour.*

    The total estimated cost for ODU's PA Program is $82,702, including approximate fees and costs listed below.

    Approximate Fees & Costs for Didactic Phase, by Semester

    16 Credits
    21 Credits
    17 Credits 
    2nd Fall
    16 Credits 
    $13,168  $17,283 $13,991 $13,168
    Clinical Fee  $100  $100 $100 $100
    Anatomy Fee $485 $0  $0  $0 
    Clinical Resource Fee $85  $0   $0 $240  
    Technology Fee $175 $175  $175 $175
    Document Maintenance Fee $40  $0   $0 $0
    Medical Equipment  $315  $480   $0 $0
    Total $14,368 $18,038   $14,266 $13,683

    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: $61,365

    Approximate Fees & Costs for Clinical Phase, by Semester

    8 Credits
    8 Credits
    8 Credits 
    $6,584  $6,584 $6,584
    Clinical Fee  $100  $100 $100
    Clinical Resource Fee $250 $0   $240
    Technology Fee $175 $175   $175
    Document Maintenance Fee $0  $0   $0
    Graduation Fee $0  $0  $150
    Total $7,109 $6,859   $7,249

    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: $21,337

    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.

    *$823 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.