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All applicants to SPAS at MBKU must submit their application through the Centralized Application Service for Physician Assistants (CASPA). The website for the service is All applicants should review the information and instructions on the CASPA website for submitting transcripts and letters of recommendation. Applicants will only have to submit transcripts and letters of recommendation to CASPA, not to the individual schools and colleges.

Upon completion of the application, applicants may designate MBKU as a school to receive the application.

A “complete date” status is given when an application is e-submitted and all transcripts, payments, and at least three letters of reference have been received by CASPA and attached to the application. Documents should be sent to CASPA several weeks prior to this date to ensure items arrive before the above deadline. No exceptions will be considered. Applicants must have a CASPA application “complete date” on or before the November 1 deadline.

Letters of Recommendation

Three (3) letters of recommendation are required. Reference letters should not be from personal friends or family members. Letters of recommendation must be submitted directly to CASPA on or before November 1. It is strongly recommended that letters of recommendation include at least one from a clinician and one from someone the applicant has known for at least 6 months.