Admissions & Aid

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USAHS educates entry-level and post-professional graduate students in the fields of physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech-language pathology, nursing, healthcare administration, and health sciences education. We welcome applications from all qualified individuals, without regard to race, color, religion, gender, marital status, age, or national or ethnic origin.

Each applicant is evaluated based on his or her own merits. For entry-level programs, we give primary consideration to the student’s academic record, including grades earned on prerequisite coursework, recent academic performance, GRE scores (if required), and experience in the field.

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How Do I Apply?

See here our simplified admission guidelines, designed to help you easily navigate the application process so you can complete your application in a timely, efficient way


How Much Will It Cost?

Estimate your trimester tuition costs:

First-ProfessionalSt. AugustineMiami, FLAustin, TXSan Marcos, CADallas, TX
Flex OTD--------$9,641
Flex MOT$9,362$9,362$9,362$9,606--
Flex DPT$8,249--$8,900$9,952--
MS-Speech Language Pathology----$13,580--$13,580

Post-Professional ProgramsDistance
Post-Professional Doctor of Occupational Therapy (PPOTD)$2,489 - $3,104
Transitional Doctor of Physical Therapy (tDPT)$1,159 - $2,325
Doctor of Education (EdD)$3,878
Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)$5,729- $6,111
Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)$4,421 - $5,192
Post-Graduate Nursing Certificates$4,421 - $5,052
Master of Health Administration (MHA)$5,396
Master of Health Science (MHS)$3,679

Students whose address on record is in California at the time tuition is first charged and/or who attend the California campus will be responsible for paying a one-time Student Tuition Recovery Fund non-refundable fee, pursuant to California Code of Regulations §76120.

USAHS reserves the right to revise the schedule of tuition and fees without notice. The costs provided are for the current or upcoming academic term and may change for future academic terms.


Can I Get Financial Aid?

Financial aid is available to help you pay for your graduate education. There are a variety of financial aid tools available to students today, including scholarships, need-based awards, and student loans. Nearly two-thirds of today’s college students receive some form of financial aid or assistance programs. Financial aid eligibility is based on two calculations—the total cost of education and the student’s ability to pay. The cost of education can vary depending on costs for tuition and living expenses.

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What Are the Application Deadlines?

Applications are due by the following deadlines:

First-Professional Programs
Physical Therapy (DPT, DPT Flex)Priority Deadlines
Summer 2023 (May)April 17, 2023
Fall 2023 (September)May 1, 2023
Spring 2024 (January)May 15, 2023 
Apply through PTCAS only. The University’s GRE Institutional Code Number is 2209.
Occupational Therapy (MOT, MOT Flex, OTD, OTD Flex)Priority Deadlines
Summer 2023 (May)April 17, 2023
Fall 2023 (September)May 1, 2023
Spring 2024 (January)May 15, 2023 
Apply online here or through OTCAS.
Speech-Language Pathology (MS-SLP)Priority Deadlines
Summer 2023 (May)April 17, 2023
Fall 2023 (September)April 1, 2023
Apply through CSDCAS only.

Post-Professional Programs
MSN, DNP, MHA, MHS, EdD, and Post Professional OTDApplication Deadlines
Summer 2023 (May 8)Rolling Admissions
Speak to your enrollment advisor for program & campus space availability, or email [email protected]

If space permits, we continue accepting applications after these deadlines.


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Need Financial Aid?

USAHS has several resources to help students who qualify to fund their education, including dedicated financial aid counselors. Every counselor is available to assist students at any point in the process.


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