Physician Assistant Studies

Prospective Students

The UToledo Physician Assistant Program matriculates 40 students in the Fall Semester (August). The application cycle opens on April 28 and closes on September 1 of the year before potential matriculation. 

Admission Requirements:

  • CASPA application submitted by September 1
  • UToledo application fee submitted by September 1
  • Bachelor’s degree completed by June 15 of the year of potential matriculation
  • Completion of prerequisite courses
  • Cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.20 (CASPA Calculated)
  • Cumulative science GPA of 3.20 (CASPA Calculated)
  • Applicants are strongly recommended to complete CASPER (Altus Suite – admissions assessments of non-cognitive skills)
  • Applicants are strongly recommended to take the PA-CAT.

Early submission of online CASPA and online UToledo Supplemental Application is encouraged. Interviews will be conducted virtually starting June/July and continue through October. The program may offer seats at any time during the application cycle.

Special consideration will be given to applicants who are:

  • Ohio residents
  • UToledo graduates
  • Military veteran
  • Non-traditional (≥25 years old)
  • First-generation college graduate
  • Economically disadvantaged
  • Rural area

Candidates will need to have the following submitted before matriculation:

            • Clean BCI and FBI background checks
            • Drug screening (if required by clinical site)
            • Health requirements:
              • Physical Exam (yearly)
              • 2-Step PPD
              • Tetanus, diphtheria, and acellular (T-DAP) or Tetanus-diphtheria within the last 10 years
              • Immunization records for Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Varicella (chicken pox) or proof of immunity by titer
              • Immunization records for Hepatitis B vaccination and a positive Hepatitis B Surface Antibody
              • Influenza vaccinations annually. COVID-19 vaccination is not required, however, it is strongly recommended.
              • Current Basic Life Support (BLS) card

Additional resources

Frequently Asked Questions

The program has compiled a list of frequently asked questions (FAQs). If you have any additional questions, please email for assistance.

Completion of The University of Toledo ARC-PA accredited PA Program meets the educational degree requirements to apply for Physician Assistant licensure in all states with the exception of Wisconsin. More information can be found on The University of Toledo State Authorization website.

Last Updated: 4/25/24