The Physician Assistant Studies (PAS) program offers the following degree plans:
- Master of Physician Assistant Studies (MPAS)
- Master of Science in Health Professions (MSHP)
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
Master of Science in Health Professions (MSHP)
UTMB's School of Health Professions offers a
distance learning Master of Science degree for bachelor's level
Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapy Assistants, Physical
Therapists, Physical Therapy Assistants, Physician Assistants, and
Respiratory Therapists. This degree offers advancement opportunities in
education, management, applied practice and research. The program
complements their previous training and provides for career advancement.
Visit the MSHP web page for more information.