Physician Assistant StudiesDegree Plans & Curriculum

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.

 PAS Academic Calendar

Download the 2018-19 calendar in Word format.

Download the 2019-20 calendar in Word format.