Physician Assistant StudiesDegree Plan & Curriculum

The UTMB PAS program provides students with the basic and fundamental knowledge, skills, and attitudes for development into physician assistants. The training program is designed to provide students with a flexible, broad-based curriculum offering didactic and clinical experiences in primary care medicine. During the clinical year, students must plan for the expense of rotations away from campus (living expenses, transportation, etc.)

Upon completion, students are awarded a Master of Physician Assistant Studies (MPAS) degree, and may sit for the national certifying examination to achieve licensure and certification.


Master of Physician Assistant Studies (MPAS)

The Master of Physician Assistant Studies begins annually in the summer semester, and is divided into approximately 50 (52) semester hours (12 months) followed by 54 semester hours (14 months) of clinical experiences. All new students begin classes in July.

View Master of Physician Assistant Studies Curriculum

 PAS Academic Calendar

Download the 2019-20 calendar in PDF format .

Download the 2020-21 calendar in PDF format.