Murphy Deming College of Health Sciences Admissions

14728197353_3ef623a8b2_oOur programs have a strong interprofessional and community focus, and will prepare you to work with other disciplines in the delivery of quality patient care.

Our curriculum and learning spaces were developed to create opportunities for students to work together across programs in the classroom, clinical settings, and community outreach projects. We feel we have created truly unique and collaborative learning experiences.

From interprofessional curriculums to a new state-of-the-art health sciences facility and strong community connections, we offer programs that better prepare students for the changing health care environment.

What prospective students say:

“I was impressed with the engaged faculty.”

“My visit experience was very different from what I have seen at other schools”

“I love the idea of the interdisciplinary approach”

“I wanted the Doctorate in Occupational Therapy, and this was the first entry-level doctoral program offered in Virginia”

“The new building offers the latest in learning technology – I think it will help support my learning style”

Admission Checklists

Graduate & Professional Programs:

Doctor of Physical Therapy Program (DPT) Admissions Requirements

Doctor of Occupational Therapy Program (OTD) Admissions Requirements

Post-Professional Occupational Therapy Doctorate Program (PPOTD) Admissions Requirements

Master of Science in Physician Assistant (MSPA) Admissions Requirements

Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA) Admissions Requirements

Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) Admissions Requirements


Undergraduate Programs

Registered Nurse to Baccalaureate of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN) Admissions Requirements

Health Care and Medicine Living Learning Community Requirements (Staunton Campus)

Information about the Health Sciences Major (Staunton Campus)


Application Deadlines

MSPA: October 1, 2018 (for entry January 2019)

DPT: December 3, 2018 (for entry June 2019)

OTD: January 15, 2019 (for entry June 2019)

MHA: Now accepting applications

RN to BSN: Now accepting applications

Undergraduate programs (Staunton campus): now accepting applications

Applicants are encouraged to apply early.

If you have any questions about our graduate and professional programs or the admissions process, please contact us.

Sara Blake, MEd
Assistant Director of Admissions



Portrait of Crystal Johnson

Crystal Johnson
Director of Enrollment and Student Services


Cindy Bono, MS
Assistant Director of Student Services

Nancy Hanna

Nancy Hanna
Admissions Assistant

Please contact our undergraduate admissions office for inquiries about the health sciences major.