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Physician Assistant Studies


Degrees Offered:

Master of Science (M.S.) 

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Required Test for Admission:


Required Supplemental Application Materials:

Please refer to the Physician Assistant Studies program website for Application Instructions.

Application Deadline:

Fall: October 1
CASPA Deadline: October 1

Interviews are generally conducted the last two weekends in January.

Department Contact Information:

University of South Dakota
Physician Assistant Studies Department
414 E. Clark Street
Vermillion, SD  57069
Phone: (605) 677-5128
Fax: (605) 677-6569

Program website


Program Director:

Wade Nilson (

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For additional information about the Physician Assistant Studies program offered at USD, Request More Information or contact the Graduate School at or 1-800-2233-7937.