Physician assistant education program application

Requesting an Application for entry into the Physician Assistant Program for Fall of 2014
The University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) Physician Assistant Program, along with the majority of other physician assistant programs, participates in a centralized application service called the Central Application Service for Physician Assistants (CASPA). The service collates materials, computes grade point averages and transmits standardized information to the applicant and the physician assistant programs the applicant designates. Applications, recommendation forms and Transcripts Request Forms may be obtained from the CASPA website starting around May 1st of each calendar year.

In addition to the CASPA application, official transcripts from each college or university attended, and three letters of recommendation are required and must be sent to the CASPA office. Results of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) General Test (verbal, quantitative and analytical) must be sent to the UNMC PA Education Program under Code 4917, Physician Assistant Department Code 0634.

You should be familiar with the CASPA Code of Cooperation.

Contact information for CASPA is as follows:

Address: PO Box 9108,Watertown, MA 02471
Phone: (617) 612-2080
TTY line: (617) 612-2085

Supplemental Application
The UNMC Physician Assistant Program requires a Supplemental Application requesting additional information including your campus preference. Once your CASPA application is received at UNMC, an email with instructions for completing the Supplemental Application will be sent.

Deadlines and Application Fees
The priority deadline to be considered for an earlier interview is September 1. The final deadline for the CASPA application is October 1. For cost information, please go to the CASPA web site at

The UNMC Supplemental Application is due within two weeks of receipt or by November 15 at the latest. The Supplemental Application will require a non-refundable fee of $70.

Once an applicant is accepted for admission, a non-refundable $500 acceptance fee is required to reserve a place in the next entering class. This will be applied toward your tuition payment when you enter the program.

Please contact: SAHP Office of Student Affairs, or 402-559-6673.