Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies

Application & Cost

Take your first step today and apply to ODU's Physician Assistant Studies Program. If you have any questions about the application process, contact us at (614) 251-4320.

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

For the class applying to start in August 2025:

  • CASPA will open for 2024-2025 applications on April 25, 2024

For the class applying to start in August 2025:

  • The deadline to submit your ODU PA application through CASPA is Oct. 1, 2024

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.

 

ODU’s Physician Assistant Studies Program tuition for the incoming class for the 2024-2025 academic year is $968 per credit hour. Tuition rates are cohort based. The estimated cost for ODU's Physician Assistant Studies Program is calculated annually and subject to change.

The total estimated cost for ODU's PA Program is $99,931 including tuition, fees, and other estimated expenses listed below.

Approximate Fees & Costs for Didactic Phase, by Semester

  Fall
16 Credits
Spring
21 Credits
Summer
17 Credits 
2nd Fall
16 Credits 
Tuition $15,488 $20,328 $16,456 $15,488
Clinical Fee  $100  $100 $100 $100
Student Support Fee $255 $255 $255 $255
Clinical Resource Fee $376 $0   $200 $834
Anatomy Fee $605 $0  $0  $0 
Medical Equipment  $351 $502  $0 $0
Document Maintenance Fee $100 $0   $0 $0
Total $17,275 $21,185  $17,011 $16,677

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

  • Drug screening and background check prior to matriculation: $125
  • Required textbooks not provided via online resources: $1,008
  • Membership to AAPA and OAPA: $125
  • Membership to SAAAPA: $40
  • ODU PA Program Apparel (scrubs & polo shirt): $102
Total Estimated Cost for Didactic Phase: $73,673

 

Approximate Fees & Costs for Clinical Phase, by Semester

  Spring
8 Credits
Summer
8 Credits
Fall
8 Credits 
Tuition $7,744 $7,744 $7,744
Clinical Fee  $100  $100 $100
Student Support Fee $255 $255 $255
Clinical Resource Fee $462 $200  $220
Total $8,561 $8,299  $8,319

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: $125*
  • PA National Certifying Examination (PANCE): $550**
  • State of Ohio Licensure Fee: $404***
  • 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: $26,258


Cost of Attendance: 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. For a complete overview of ODU’s Cost of Attendance, click here

*Students are responsible for any additional expenses if further screening is deemed necessary by the program or clinical site.

**PANCE is taken post-graduation and is required to practice as a PA-C. The expense is typically incurred during the clinical phase.

***State licensure fee will vary by state and is required to practice as a PA in Ohio. The expense is typically incurred post-graduation. The above estimate is based on state of Ohio PA licensure fee.

****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.

The Choose Ohio First Physician Assistant Studies Scholarship Program for Students Pursuing Medicine provides tuition assistance via scholarships to students who live in the state of Ohio, are accepted to the Master of Science Physician Assistant Studies program at Ohio Dominican University and meet eligibility criteria.

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