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Admissions for the 2024-2025 cycle will open on April 25, 2024. The program has a rolling admissions process with a verified application deadline of Dec. 1, 2024. There is an advantage for early applicants with a complete verified application to be considered for the September—December 2024 interviews. You must have a complete verified application no later than the Dec. 1, 2024, deadline. Applicants who apply by the Dec. 1, 2024, deadline will be considered for the January 2025 interview date.

The following information applies to the 2024-2025 admission cycle: 

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), PA-CAT taken and scores reported* (*Pre-req GPA, last 60 GPA, and PA-CAT scaled score performance are weighted in the application scoring but do not serve as preference requirements), no legal history of felony convictions, and demonstrate at least two of the following program admission preferences listed below:

  • 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 (you or your siblings are the first in your family to earn a bachelor’s degree)
  • Graduate degree earned in any discipline by the time of application or Dec. 1, 2024, depending on which interview you are applying to.
  • Military service (veterans must have an honorable or entry-level discharge)
  • University of Tampa alumni

Please note that the PA-CAT is required for application. For more information, continue scrolling to the section below titled “PA-CAT.”

*Pre-req GPA, last 60 GPA, and PA-CAT scaled score performance are weighted in the application scoring but do not serve as preference requirements.

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 (PDF).

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 further 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 slideshow linked below and signing up for a virtual advising session:

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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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