University of Nebraska Medical Center

How to Apply

Application Process for the Physician Assistant Program

The University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) PA program participates in the Centralized Application Service for Physician Assistants (CASPA). Applications, recommendation forms, and Transcript Matching Forms may be obtained from the CASPA website starting around May 1st of each calendar year.

Application Deadlines and Admissions Timetable

Application Instructions and Frequently Asked Questions will help guide you through the application process.

UNMC’s College of Allied Health Professions communicates with applicants via email, so please provide a valid email address on your application and adjust your email settings to allow mail from unmc.edu.

Applicants to the Physician Assistant program must have a completed application to be considered for admission. All application materials must be sent to CASPA or uploaded to the application. A completed application contains the following:

UNMC CASPA application & application fees

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CASPA Application Fees and Fee Waivers

Course work entry
You must enter course work from all institutions attended into the online application. Make sure to have copies of unofficial transcripts in front of you as you complete the application.
Essay/ Personal Statement
Write a brief statement expressing your motivation or desire to become a physician assistant.

Add experiences, achievements and other resume and CV information in the Supporting Information section of the application.

  • Experiences includes employment & volunteer
  • Achievements includes honors, awards, publications and scholarships
  • Licenses and Certifications
References/ Evaluations
Three letters of reference are required. You will provide the email addresses of your recommenders. Recommenders will submit their reference online through the application.
Answer additional questions in the Program Materials section of the application.
It is strongly suggested that you request transcripts no later than two weeks before the deadline to allow for processing. CASPA accepts electronic and physical official transcripts. Physical official transcripts should be mailed directly from each institution to:
CASPA Transcript Processing Center
PO BOX 9108
Watertown, MA 02471