27 months
13220 USD/year
13220 USD/year
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As a student in the Physician Assistant Practice program at University of Dayton, you'll prepare to become a knowledgeable, service-oriented and self-assured advanced practice healthcare practitioner. 

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Key Features

The 27-month, seven-semester, modular-based curriculum program blends state-of-the-art technology with traditional hands-on experience to provide you with the best possible experience to prepare you for clinical practice.

The mission of the Physician Assistant Practice program at University of Dayton is to produce physician assistants who are committed to the service of the human person through the skillful, compassionate, and ethical provision of health care within the context of the Catholic Marianist tradition. We emphasize excellent generalist care for the whole person, particularly upholding dignity for society's most vulnerable, in a learning environment which emphasizes leadership, life-long learning, and service.


The UD Master of Physician Assistant Practice (MPAP) program is accredited by the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA).

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Foundations of Patient Care
  • Ethical and Social Issues in Health Care
  • Foundations of PA Practice 
  • Essentials of Hematology/Oncology
  • Essentials of Infectious Disease
  • Essentials of Otolaryngology
  • Essentials of Gastroenterology
  • Essentials of Endocrinology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 27 months

Start dates & application deadlines


100 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Earn a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution, with a cumulative undergraduate GPA, a prerequisite non-natural science GPA, and a prerequisite natural science GPA of 3.00. 
  • Complete the prerequisite coursework.
  • Obtain 250 hours of health care experience: Hours can be completed through observing/shadowing or participating in patient care (volunteer work is accepted) and must include a minimum of 20 hours shadowing an NCCPA-certified PA. 
  • Obtain 20 hours of community service experience: Complete a minimum of 20 hours of community service activity (volunteer work is accepted). 
  • Provide three letters of recommendation.  At least one should be from a recent college professor and one from a health care professional who has known the applicant for at least six months.  Reference letters from relatives will not be accepted. 
  • Recommended:  Obtain 20 hours of physician assistant shadowing experience

Tuition Fee

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    13220 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 13220 USD per year during 27 months.
  • National

    13220 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13220 USD per year during 27 months.

Living costs for Dayton

880 - 1352 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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