The OHSU PA Program is a 26-month, full-time course of study leading to a Master of Physician Assistant Studies (MPAS) degree. A class of 42 students is accepted each year with classes starting in June. The didactic phase of the Program is 12 months; the clinical phase encompasses the final 14 months.

The OHSU Physician Assistant Program CASPA application is currently open.  The application for the 2019-2020 admissions cycle, for matriculation in June 2020, opened 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.

For additional information regarding the OHSU PA Program admissions time line, prerequisites, deadlines, etc., please refer to the information below and throughout our website, including the FAQ section.


Learn more about what is required to apply to the program, including academic coursework and health care experience.

Admissions Selection Factors and Preferences

Read more about what the OHSU PA Admissions Committee considers and prefers during their review of an application.  You can also review the class profiles page to see statistics from previous matriculated classes.

How to Apply

Learn more about CASPA, sending transcripts, and the rolling admissions timeline.

Information Sessions

In lieu of one-on-one meetings with prospective applicants, the program hosts on campus information sessions, participates in virtual information sessions, and visits regional college campuses.  Learn more about how to attend one of these events.

Tuition and Financial Aid

See the estimated expenses for the program, based on current tuition rates.

Title IX and Equal Opportunity

OHSU provides equal opportunities to all individuals without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, disability, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or any other status protected by law. It does not discriminate on any status protected by law. This policy applies to all employment, education, volunteer, and patient care related activities or in any other aspect of OHSU’s operation. Retaliation for reporting discrimination is prohibited. To make an inquiry or report an incident of discrimination, contact OHSU’s Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity (AAEO) Department at 503-494-5148, .

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (“Title IX”) protects individuals from discrimination and harassment on the basis of sex or gender in any educational program or activity operated by recipients of federal aid. OHSU, as a recipient of federal funds, complies with Title IX and 34 CFR Part 106 by prohibiting sex and gender discrimination and harassment, which includes sexual misconduct and sexual violence, in education programs, activities, employment, and admissions. Inquiries about Title IX compliance or sex/gender discrimination and harassment may be directed to the OHSU Title IX Coordinator: Laura Stadum.

Contact Laura Stadum, JD at 503-494-0258 or .

Inquiries may also be directed to the U.S. Department of Education, Western Region Office for Civil Rights at 206-607-1600, .