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On April 1, 2014, the PA program was approved by the UTPA Graduate Council to change it’s prerequisites.  The changes are effective immediately and do apply to the April – Oct 2014 admissions cycle.  You can see a copy of our prerequisite changes HERE.

Also on April 1, 2014, the PA program was approved by the UTPA Graduate Council to establish minimum overall GPA for consideration of admission to a 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.  Applicants with overall GPA’s below a 3.0 will not be considered for interview or admission to the PA program.  The overall GPA includes ALL courses from ALL institutions.  It includes all repeated and dropped courses as well.

On April, 2, 2014, the PA program faculty unanimously approved a change to the deadline for completion of prerequisite coursework.  All prerequisites must be completed by the October 1 deadline. Applicants who are completing prerequisites during the Fall or Spring semester after the deadline will not be considered for interview or admission.

On April 25, 2014, official changes have been approved and effective immediately.

More information and registration HERE


We’ve made some enhancements to our webpage for anyone wanting to attend an Open House event.  Dates for 2013 are set for one Saturday each month through the summer.  The dates are June 29, July 20, August 10 and September 14.  You can now register online without having to call the department.  Please do call us with additional questions or need of special accommodations at (956)665-2298.  You can also email us at PAD@UTPA.EDU.  In addition, the Open House agenda and materials packet are online to view and print before attending.  Hope to see you at our next Open House event!

The Physician Assistant Department has changed it’s email address.  You can reach us at the following NEW address:


The Class of 2013 has started their own blog!  Keep up with their latest activities online.  The Class of 2013 blog is not sponsored, endorsed nor monitored by the UTPA Physician Assistant Studies Program.  It is a personal endeavor of some members from the class.  Hit the link below:



The UTPA Physician Assistant Studies Department begins accepting applications for the 2012-2013 admissions cycle on Wednesday, April 18, 2012.  The application deadline is October 1, 2012.  All applicants must complete both the CASPA and EMBARK applications.  Application instructions can be found on our website.

June 16

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August 25

September 15


Please contact us at (956)665-2298 to confirm your date.  You can attend one or more or all of the events.  Also, please contact us if you need any special accommodations.

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