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OHSU Physician Assistant Program applications for the 2016-17 cycle will be available via CASPA on April 27, 2016.   To be considered for OHSU admission during the 2016-17 cycle, an applicant must submit their application on or before the September 1, 2016 deadline and all supporting materials including transcripts, letters of recommendation, etc., must be received at CASPA on or before 09/01/16. There are no exceptions to the posted deadlines, so please plan ahead for materials to reach CASPA in a timely manner.  In addition, the official test scores for the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) General Test must be submitted to institution code 4780 by 11:59pm (Eastern Time) 09/01/16.  Again, no exceptions, so plan ahead.  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.


Thank you for your interest in the OHSU PA Program. The 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.

Applications for admission are accepted from April 27th to September 1st through the Central Application Service for Physician Assistants (CASPA). CASPA is your main application to the program. In addition, an official score report for the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) general test is also required.  Please refer to the GRE web page for additional GRE information  Applications are considered complete once all materials have been received at CASPA. Complete applications are reviewed by the admissions committee.  Interviews are granted to those most qualified for the program. Interviews are held on the OHSU campus from September through early January.  Selections are made on a rolling admissions basis, with the final class decisions made by February.  Classes begin in mid-June. 



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 identity or expression, military service, 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. Such compliance efforts are coordinated by the OHSU Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity (AAEO) Department. OHSU complies with Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972 and 34 CFR Part 106 by prohibiting discrimination on the basis of sex or gender in education programs, activities, employment, and admissions. 

Inquiries about Title IX compliance or sex/gender discrimination may be directed to the OHSU Title IX Coordinator: Michael Tom, AAEO Director, 503-494-5148, Mailing address: Mail code MP240, 3181 SW Sam Jackson Park Rd, Portland, OR 97239. Office: Marquam Plaza Suite 240, 2525 SW 3rd Ave, Portland, OR 97239. AAEO email:; website:

Title IX inquiries may also be directed to the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights, 1-800-421-3481.