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Admissions for the 2020-2021 cycle opened on April 30, 2020. 

The following information applies to the 2020-2021 admission cycle. The UT PA program application cycle opened April 30, 2020, and closes Oct. 1, 2020. 

The admission process is highly selective. Applicants are considered for an interview if they meet the minimum GPA requirements (3.0 prerequisite and 3.0 last 60 credit hours GPA), and if they demonstrate at least two of the following program admission preferences listed below:

  • Direct patient care experience characterized as moderate or high level
  • Direct patient care experience > 750 hours
  • Work experience or research hours > 500 hours
  • Community service/mission work > 250 hours
  • Leadership activities ≥ one year
  • First generation college student
  • Graduate degree earned in any discipline
  • Military service (veterans must have an honorable or entry-level discharge)
  • UT alumni

Each year, UT's physician assistant medicine program receives a large number of applications, and 48 students are selected to matriculate and enroll in August. Learn more about the  characteristics of matriculated cohorts.

The tabs below discuss each of the preferences in greater detail when applicable. Applicants who meet the criteria above will have their file forwarded to the program for faculty review. The program faculty will conduct a holistic review of the applicant’s CASPA application and recommend those to interview. Applicants are encouraged to learn more about the program by reviewing the admission advisement and virtual advising session linked below:

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If you have any additional admissions’ questions after reviewing our Physician Assistant Medicine program website, please email our admissions team by clicking the red button below.

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