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At D’Youville, all of our majors are “Direct Entry”; which means that if a student meets the acceptance requirements to a program of their choice, they will start in that program.

Having direct entry allows us to offer combined and sequential degree programs like Physician Assistant, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Dietetics, Chiropractic, and International Business.

At D’Youville the emphasis on preparing our students for their job fields starts at day one. Our classes are meant to be challenging, yet rewarding, and the programs here are structured accordingly.

Faculty members are the academic advisors at D’Youville so they understand exactly which classes students should be taking to graduate on time.


I'll tell you right now, D'Youville will be one of to the toughest schools you can go to. But it'll also be the most rewarding. I think D'Youville prepares you extremely well. You can go wherever you want in the country. I guarantee that.

We exceed national expectations by exceeding accreditation standards in the majority of our programs.

Students do get direct entry into their programs once they come to D'Youville. Day one of my five-year program, I already started in an OT class. So I was able to start thinking like a therapist, learning like a therapist, starting to practice like a therapist. So by the end of it, I'm ready to go.

One of the unique features of many of the programs within D'Youville is the research component that many of our students are required to complete.

These classes, these graduate level classes, these are all taught by professors.

One thing that is unique about the advisers at this school is that they are faculty members in your area of practice. So my advisor is an occupational therapy faculty. And she practiced in that setting. So she understands what I have to do for coursework and how rigorous the program is and how to get me from point A to point B, which has really helped me along the way.

One of the main reasons I came to D'Youville alone was the accelerated physician assistant program. At D'Youville I was able to get accepted into a program that's 4 and 1/2 year bachelor's and master's where I pay an undergraduate tuition. And you're getting the exact same education. You know, the classes are hard. You're going to work for it. But it's worth it in the end. I promise you that.