University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

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*Last updated September 2022

Deadlines

Application Deadline
09/01/2022
Supplemental Application
Yes
Supplemental Deadline
09/01/2022
Supplemental Application Fee
$50
Supplemental Application Fee Waiver
No information provided

Program Info

CASPA Member
Yes
Program Length in Months
30
Start Month
August
Part-time Option
No
Academic Terms
No information provided
Total Number of Terms
No information provided
Program Credit Hours
100
Estimated Incoming Class Size
80

Program Matriculants by Gender

Female
72%
Male
28%
Non-Binary
-
Gender Unknown
-

Ethnicity of Program Matriculants by Number

American Indian or Alaskan Native
-
Asian
19%
Black or African American
2%
Hispanic, Latino, or Spanish
60%
Native Hawaiin or Pacific Islander
-
White
0.19
Distance Campuses
No
On-Campus Housing
No
Primary Credentials
Master's degree (not Master's of Public Health)
Type of Masters
MPAS: Master of Physician Assistant Studies
Undergraduate Pre-Professional Phase
No
Accept Transfer Students
No information provided
Accept International Applicants
Yes
Only Accept Pre-Professional
No
Special Tracks
Yes
Unique Program Features
No information provided
Support for Veterans
No information provided
Other Information
No information provided

Tuition

Separate Tuition Rates
Yes
Resident Tuition
$19,930
Non-Resident Tuition
$48,890

GPA Requirements

Minimum Overall GPA Required
3.00
Minimum Overall Prerequisite GPA Required
3.00

Requirements & Prerequisites

Required Pre-requisite Courses:

  • Microbiology
  • Statistics
  • Genetics
  • Organic Chemistry or Biochemistry
  • Anatomy & Physiology I and II
  • General Biology I and II
  • General Chemistry I and II
  • General Psychology or Abnormal Psychology
Required Shadowing
Recommended
Required Health Care Experience
Recommended
Minimum Health Care Experience Hours
No information provided
Required Direct Patient Care Experience
Recommended
Minimum Direct Patient Care Hours
No information provided
Virtual Experience Hours Accepted
No information provided
Required Onsite Interview
Yes
Required Writing Sample
No
Required Personal Statement
Yes
Required References
No information provided
Required Bachelor Degree
No
Required Standardized Tests
TOEFL;GRE
Other Standardized Tests
No information provided
Average Verbal Reasoning GRE Score
No information provided
Average Verbal Reasoning GRE Percentile
No information provided
Average Analytical Writing GRE Score
No information provided
Average Analytical Writing GRE Percentile
No information provided
Average Quantitative Reasoning GRE Score
No information provided
Average Quantitative Reasoning GRE Percentile
No information provided

Mission Statement

The mission of the Department of Physician Assistant (DPA) at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley is to provide an innovative advanced medical education to physician assistant students who will transform health care delivery to the multicultural population of South Texas. The DPA promotes the importance of lifelong learning and self-evaluation in its students.

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