How to Apply

The application for the OHSU PA Program is currently open.  The application for the 2019-2020 admissions cycle for matriculation in June 2020 opened in CASPA on April 25, 2019. The deadline for submitting a complete application is August 1, 2019, and your application must be verified by August 15, 2019 in order to be considered for admission during this cycle.


The OHSU PA Program participates in the Central Application Service for Physician Assistants (CASPA).

The application fee is based on the number of programs to which an applicant applies. Please refer to CASPA for information on fees and waivers.

For questions about completing the online CASPA application, assistance can be provided by emailing  or visiting the CASPA FAQ.

Your complete application must be submitted by August 1, 2019 and verified by August 15, 2019 to be eligible to apply.  Please refer to the CASPA Help Center for more information regarding the coursework verification process; CASPA states that the average application takes up to 2 weeks to be verified.  Please keep this in mind when planning your application to the program.  It is up to the applicant to ensure their application meets the program's deadlines.

There is no supplemental application. You will be required to answer OHSU-specific questions in the OHSU PA Program portal prior to submitting your CASPA application.


Official transcripts must be sent to CASPA for verification and inclusion in your application. Do not send official transcripts directly to OHSU unless requested by the program. Transcripts from all institutions you have attended should be sent to the following address:

CASPA Application Center
PO Box 9108
Watertown, MA 02471

Rolling Admissions

The PA Program utilizes rolling admissions and early application is encouraged. Verified applications are reviewed in the order they are received, and decisions are communicated with applicants once they are made.


Interview invitations are extended throughout the review process. Interviews take place September through December each year. The Program will not completely fill the available seats until all candidates who qualify for an interview have been met. Selections will occur monthly throughout the interview season. Final selections to fill remaining seats will occur by early February.

Application review

After the program has received the verified application from CASPA, an initial file review will be conducted. Applicants should allow up to 10 weeks for the review of their application. The program will communicate admissions decisions, including interview invitations, via e-mail once the review is complete.