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Admissions for the 2021-2022 cycle is now open. Please submit your application before the 2021-2022 application cycle closes on Oct. 1, 2021.

The following information applies to the 2021-2022 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) and 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 (you or your siblings are the first in your family to earn a bachelor’s degree)
  • Graduate degree earned in any discipline by the application deadline
  • PA-CAT completed, and scores reported by the Oct. 1, 2021, deadline
  • Military service (veterans must have an honorable or entry-level discharge)
  • UT alumni

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

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 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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