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WesternU’s PA Program has been approved to matriculate a cohort for Fall 2024 from our accreditor, ARC-PA, while we remain on Accreditation-Probation status, which will be reviewed by ARC-PA in March 2025. Please review this important information to ensure you understand how this may impact you as an applicant.

Congratulations on taking the next step! We look forward to receiving your application.

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2025 Application

Closes: November 1, 2024 11:59 PM EST

All application materials must be received on or before the deadline. Application materials received after the deadline are considered late and will not be processed.

The CASPA application MUST be in complete status (not verified) on or before the November 1 deadline. CASPA applications not in complete status on or before November 1 will not be considered.

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Application Process

You must submit your CASPA application online. Upon our receipt of your CASPA application you will be directed to create your account in our system. The first time you sign in, click “first time user account information” below the login boxes and on the application itself, select your term of entry.

We will confirm that you meet our minimum requirements upon receipt and processing of the CASPA application. You are encouraged to complete and submit your application as soon as possible.

Next Steps

To give you peace of mind, we will email you when we receive your CASPA application. Once your application is deemed complete by the admissions office it will be reviewed and considered for an interview. Should you be invited to interview, you can expect to hear from us via email anytime between August and February. Interviews of selected applicants are typically held October through early March.

Applicants should be aware that admission to the MSPA program is contingent on a satisfactory background check. The background check is required to ensure that students matriculating into the MSPA program are qualified for the required clinical education experience, as students who cannot successfully complete a background check may have limited site selection, as well as upon graduation may not be eligible for licensure or may have difficulty finding employment. A satisfactory background indicates no criminal history or satisfactory review of a criminal conviction. Supplemental or additional background checks may be required during the course of the educational program to meet the requirements of clinical affiliation sites.

We are happy to answer your questions as you navigate through the application process, so please do not hesitate to contact us if we can help.