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Physician Assistant Studies

University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Master On Campus
30 months
Duration
35051 USD/year
35051 USD/year
16459 USD/year
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About

Established in 1972, the Master of Physician Assistant Studies Program is a full-time, postbaccalaureate program offered by the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center that begins once a year in May and ends 30 months later in November.

Overview

The curriculum at  the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center is a robust blend of academic learning and hands-on clinical training. Students begin with four semesters of lecture and bedside demonstration in medical and behavioral sciences. This foundational coursework is followed by four semesters of clinical rotations in a wide range of disciplines and settings.

Mission

The mission of the Physician Assistant Studies Program is to:

  • Excel in the art and science of physician assistant education.
  • Promote interprofessional primary health care delivery to a diverse and dynamic population.
  • Encourage leadership, service, and excellence among our faculty, staff, students, and graduates.
  • Foster a commitment to diversity and inclusion, evidence-based medicine, quality improvement, and patient safety.

Accreditation

The Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA) has granted Accreditation-Continued to the Physician Assistant Program sponsored by UT Southwestern. Accreditation-Continued is an accreditation status granted when a currently accredited program is in compliance with the ARC-PA Standards.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • medical and behavioral sciences
  • clinical rotations
  • high-intensity lecture  science
  • concepts of health care and disease
  • medical history and physical examination skills
  • disease process identification
  • pharmacology
  • pathology
  • clinical prevention
  • population health
  • evidence-based medicine 
  • psychiatry

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 30 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Credits

112 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
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GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
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English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Three letters of recommendation from health care professionals you’ve worked with, professors, employers, community leaders, and other people who know you and your abilities
  • Original transcripts from all of the colleges you’ve attended
  • Your official GRE scores by September 1. (Scores are acceptable within five years of taking the exam.) 
  • TOEFL scores if you’re an international student
  • Quality and quantity of academic preparation; the typical candidate has earned a bachelor’s degree with more than 50 hours of science courses, with a science and overall required grade-point average of at least 3.0 on a 4-point scale

Tuition Fee

  • International

    35051 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 87629 USD for the full programme and a duration of 30 months.
  • National

    35051 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 87629 USD for the full programme and a duration of 30 months.
  • In-State

    16459 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 41149 USD for the full programme and a duration of 30 months.

Funding

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