Admission Process
Entry into the Physician Assistant Program at the University of Dubuque is a competitive process involving multiple steps (A3.14).

Step 1 - Electronically complete and submit the Central Application Service for Physician Assistants (CASPA) at Follow the guidelines for submission as stated on the CASPA Website. The CASPA application is used in lieu of the official application to the University of Dubuque. Applicants are not required to submit a separate application to the University of Dubuque. Applications for the program will be accepted beginning April 30. The application deadline is October 1 of the application year cycle. The application must be verified by CASPA by the deadline date, and the program must have your complete and verified application by the deadline date. The program recommends submission of the application and required materials by September 1 to give CASPA sufficient time to verify your application. No additional application is needed.

Step 2 - Once applications are verified through CASPA, the admissions committee reviews application materials. In late September/early October, the most competitive applicants receive an email inviting them to campus to interview.

Step 3 - Following the interview, the admission committee tabulates and reviews scores for interviews and all prerequisite requirements, which admission selection is based upon.

IMPORTANT NOTE: As a regular decision admission process, UD PA strongly encourages early application to secure an interview pre-scheduled for October.

Questions can be emailed to the Admission Director at