Application Process

Program enrollment is based on a rolling admissions policy. Applications are reviewed in the order in which they are received. Due to the limited number of seats in the program, applicants are encouraged to apply early. Interviews are awarded on a competitive basis. Admission to the program is made based on multiple criteria.

Applications must be submitted through the ATSU application service. Please refer to the ATSU application instructions for specific details about completing the application, required documents, and processing time.

The application process opens on July 1 the year before you expect to matriculate and closes April 1st the year you expect to matriculate. Completed applications must be submitted within this window to be considered.

NOTE: Applicants are responsible for notifying the Office of Admissions of any changes in their mailing address or email address. All requests for withdrawing an application must be done in writing via email or letter.

Applicants are encouraged to check all email folders in the rare event our email is filtered into a spam or junk mail folder.

Applicant selection


The University admissions department receives student’s application and confirms that student meets minimum requirements.

Upon completion of the application, applicants may be offered the chance to enter Step 2 of the application process which involves online assessments and interview(s).
The program faculty conduct a holistic interview of each applicant consisting of several required online activities:


The program faculty conduct a holistic interview of each applicant consisting of several required online activities:

  • Assessment(s) testing prerequisite knowledge retention
  • Assessment(s) evaluating mission-match
  • Live interview via web conference with CCPA team members

Upon completion of all aspects of steps 1 and 2, applicants will be evaluated by the program admissions committee for final determination of acceptance. Selected applicants will be offered the opportunity to matriculate in the next PA cohort. Applicants offered a seat in the program must then complete the acceptance offer materials and pay a deposit to secure their seat. Applicants offered a seat must submit updated transcripts showing completion of a bachelor-level undergraduate degree with a minimum 2.5 cumulative overall GPA prior to the first day of class.