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Physician Assistant Studies, Master

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 24 months
, TX,
The Physician Assistant Studies program from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center is committed to educating PAs to meet the challenges of providing high quality health care to patients. Our comprehensive curriculum provides didactic and clinical practice experiences emphasizing primary care in the underserved areas of West Texas.


The Physician Assistant Studies program from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center is a graduate program located in Midland, TX; an inviting West Texas city, conveniently located on Interstate 20, halfway between Fort Worth and El Paso. Midland is a thriving community of more than 134,000 people.

With a focus on primary care and family medicine, the TTUHSC PA program awards a Master of Physician Assistant Studies degree following 27 months of intensive academic and clinical training. Of the 27 months, the 15-month academic phase is conducted in Midland in a dedicated, first-class facility. The 12 month clinical experience is conducted at a variety of sites throughout west Texas.


The vision of the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Health Professions Physician Assistant Program is to be regionally and nationally recognized for graduating excellent healthcare providers.


The mission of the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Health Professions Physician Assistant Program is to provide comprehensive medical education to physician assistant students.  Through an environment of academic excellence and the promotion of life-long learning and professionalism, graduates will be prepared to practice patient-centered primary care, increasing access to healthcare for communities of West Texas and beyond.


The goals of the TTUHSC PA Program are to:

  • Provide student clinical opportunities in primary care in rural and underserved populations in West Texas
  • Admit highly qualified individuals with diverse backgrounds and life experiences
  • Maintain first time pass rate on NCCPA PANCE at or above the national average

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Professional Development
  • Pharmacology 
  • Clinical Laboratory
  • Physiology
  • Human Anatomy

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    125 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

  • Online Application
  • Application Fee
  • Official Transcripts
  • Official GRE Scores
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Minimum GPA
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • Essay/Letter of Intent/Resume
  • International Applicants

Tuition Fee

  • International

    22190 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11095 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    9740 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4870 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Abilene

  • 932 - 1730 USD/month
    Living Costs

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