Steps To Apply
Submission of completed application and all required materials to CASPA by October 1. Complete applications include:
- CASPA application fee paid and application e-submitted
- Official transcripts from all colleges/universities attended to CASPA
- Two Letters of Recommendation submitted to CASPA
*Verified CASPA applications must be received by the program no later than November 15th. Incomplete applications and those not meeting all requirements are not considered for further evaluation.
CASPA will not review or forward your application to the Program until all requested information is received, therefore the Program is not responsible for applications not received due to missing information.
Communication during the Admissions Cycle
The program communicates with applicants primarily via email throughout the admissions cycle. It is the applicant's responsibility to ensure that the program has the correct email contact information. If you do not receive communication from our program within one week of the date CASPA verfies your application ,it is possible that the email communication is being blocked by your service provider or is being placed in your junk mail.
Applicants who do not receive this communication should contact the program to ensure that future communications can be delivered. Failure to follow up with the program may result in withdraw of the application if requested materials are not returned by stated deadlines.
Additional Application Materials
All applicants to the USD PA Program are required to complete the USD Graduate School Application and pay the $35 fee
Any additional application materials deemed necessary by the program will be e-mailed to applicants upon the program's receipt of their completed CASPA application. Due dates for these materials will be included in the e-mail and will generally be 14 days from the send date of the e-mail, but are subject to change based on program time constraints. Failure to return all additional materials by the stated deadline will result in the withdrawal of the application from consideration for interview or acceptance
- Invitations to interview will be offered to select applicants based on review of the written application materials
- A personal interview with the PA Admissions Committee is required
- Additional information may be obtained at the time of interview
After personal interviews are conducted, the Admissions Committee makes its final selections, and a decision letter is sent to each applicant.
All applicants offered a position in our program must pass a criminal background check before officially being accepted.