Program Cost

Estimated tuition and fees for the 24 month PAS program are $88,000.

Additional costs related to program attendance (all costs are approximate and subject to change):

  • Living Expenses: varies, see below
  • Individual Health Insurance – Required, student's own expense: see the Wellness Center for recommendations
  • Criminal Background/Sex Offender registry check – $55 for Year One, $28 for Year Two
  • Urine drug screen (10 Panel) – $32/annually
  • Laptop computer  – Varies; required for class daily with fully charged battery; must be able to connect to University Wi-Fi
  • Books and software as required by course – $150-200 (Most books are included in tutition as electronic databases)
  • Medical equipment and uniforms – $700-$1,000

Graduate Housing Options

Graduate housing is not guaranteed through Dominican University. Students may contact Residence Life at or (708) 524-6217 to find rental units or leasing agents for option in the Oak Park/River Forest areas. Listed below are graduate housing options:

  • Dominican On-Campus Graduate Housing - Click Here to view the Dominican graduate housing in Aquinas Hall. If you have specific questions about timing, cost, or room specifics, email Residence Life at
  • Off-Campus Options- Click Here for Dominican's off-campus housing page. At the top you will see different apartment resources, but you may find new listings at the bottom each month
  • Oak Park - Click Here to go to Oak Park Regional Housing. This is a great, free resource. Specifics may be provided on housing needs, and a tour will be given of different apartments

Accreditation Statement

The ARC-PA has granted Accreditation-Provisional status to the Dominican University Physician Assistant Program sponsored by Dominican University. Accreditation-Provisional is an accreditation status granted when the plans and resource allocation, if fully implemented as planned, of a proposed program that has not yet enrolled students appear to demonstrate the program’s ability to meet the ARC-PA Standards or when a program holding Accreditation-Provisional status appears to demonstrate continued progress in complying with the Standards as it prepares for the graduation of the first class (cohort) of students. Accreditation-Provisional does not ensure any subsequent accreditation status. It is limited to no more than five years from matriculation of the first class.