University of Texas - HS Center at San Antonio

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*Last updated January 30th, 2024

General Information

Mission Statement
The mission of the Department of Physician Assistant Studies is to prepare outstanding Physician Assistants to recognize and treat acute and chronic illness and promote health. The Department of Physician Assistant Studies makes lives better by improving the healthcare, health outcomes and well-being of patients and their families through education, practice, service and research.
Unique Program Features
Our accredited Master of Physician Assistant Studies program provides classroom, laboratory, simulations, cadaver anatomy lab, and clinical rotations that prepare graduates for careers as physician assistants.
Curriculum Focus
Asynchronous Learning; Case-Based Learning; Collaborative or Team-Based Learning; Hybrid of Traditional or Case-Based Learning; Organ-Based/Systems-Based Learning; Problem-Based Learning
Credentials Offered
Master's degree (not Master's of Public Health)
Doctorate Degree Offered
No information provided
Type of Masters Degree
MPAS: Master of Physician Assistant Studies
Program Length
30 Months
Start Month
May 2025
Estimated Incoming Class Size
60
Part-time Option
No
Distance Learning
Yes
On-Campus Housing
No
Required Onsite Interview
Yes
Types of Interviews
Multiple Mini Interview (MMI)
Admission Type
Regular - All applications are reviewed once the set deadline has passed

CASPA & Deadlines

CASPA Member
Yes
Upcoming CASPA Cycle
Yes
Application Deadline
09/01/2024
Deadline Requirement
Orange-Complete only: the application has been submitted, payment, all transcripts, and at least two evaluation letters must be received by CASPA by the posted deadline.
Supplemental Application
Yes
Supplemental Deadline
09/01/2024
Supplemental Application Fee
$60
Supplemental Application Fee Waiver
No
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Tuition & Deposits

Separate Tuition Rates
Yes
Tuition
No information provided
Resident Tuition
$54,297
Non-Resident Tuition
$111,009
Seat Deposit
Yes
Seat Deposit Cost
$450
Refundable Seat Deposit
No

Matriculants

Out of State Students Accepted
Yes
Transfer Students Accepted
No
DACA Status Applicants Considered
Yes
International Applicants Accepted
Yes
Support for Veterans
No information provided

Program Matriculants by Gender

Female
42
Male
16
Non-Binary
-
Gender Unknown
-

Ethnicity of Program Matriculants by Number

American Indian or Alaskan Native
-
Asian
15
Black or African American
1
Hispanic, Latino, or Spanish
21
Native Hawaiin or Pacific Islander
-
White
21
Other
-

GRE Average Scores

Average Verbal Reasoning GRE Score
No information provided
Average Analytical Writing GRE Score
No information provided
Average Quantitative Reasoning GRE Score
No information provided

GRE Average Percentiles

Average Verbal Reasoning GRE Percentile
No information provided
Average Analytical Writing GRE Percentile
No information provided
Average Quantitative Reasoning GRE Percentile
No information provided

Requirements

Minimum Number of Reference Letters Required
2
Types of References Required
No restrictions
Minimum Overall GPA Required
3.00
Minimum Prereq GPA Required
3.00
Standardized Test(s) Required
Graduate Record Examinations (will not accept MCAT); Test of English Foreign Language (TOEFL)
Healthcare Experience
Recommended, but not required
Hours Needed
No information provided
Time Limit in Which To Complete Experience
No information provided
Paid Health Care
Recommended but not required
Volunteer/Community Service Health Care
Recommended but not required
Paid Direct Patient Care
Recommended but not required
Volunteer Direct Patient Care
Recommended but not required
Direct Patient Care Hours Needed
No information provided
Direct Patient Care Time Limit
No information provided
Other Paid Health Care
Recommended but not required
Other Volunteer Health Care
No information provided
Shadowing a PA
Recommended but not required
Shadowing a Physician
Recommended but not required
Shadowing other health care provider
Recommended but not required
Clinical and/or non-clinical research
Recommended but not required
Virtual Health Care Accepted
Yes
Virtual Shadowing Accepted
Yes

Prerequisites

Prereq time limit
10 Years
Human Anatomy
8 Credit(s), Lab Required
Microbiology
4 Credit(s), Lab Required
Chemistry (general)
8 Credit(s), Lab Required
Organic Chemistry
4 Credit(s), Lab Required
Human Physiology
8 Credit(s), Lab Required
Genetics
3 Credit(s)
Statistics
3 Credit(s)
Psychology
3 Credit(s)