Texas PA Programs

We appreciate your interest in the physician assistant profession. With the increased demand for PAs as partners in the health care team, we anticipate more to be opening in the near future.  Educational expenses (tuition, fees, books, supplies) for Texas residents for a two-year program range from approximately $4,000 to $8,500 per semester.  Living expenses are estimated at $1,500 a month.  Contact each individual program for their specific requirements and cost.

Baylor College of Medicine
Physician Assistant Program
School of Allied Health Sciences, Room 108
Baylor College of Medicine
One Baylor Plaza
Houston, Texas 77030
(713) 798-3663
Application deadline: September 1
Program begins: June
Duration of program: 30 months
Graduation month: December

Hardin-Simmons University
Physician Assistant Program
Holland College of Science and Mathematics
2200 Hickory Street
Abilene, TX 79698
Application deadline: October 1
Program begins: August
Duration of program: 27 months
Graduation month: December

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
Physician Assistant Program
3600 North Garfield
Midland, TX 78705  
(432) 620-1120
Application deadline:  Oct. 1st
Program begins:  May
Duration:  27 months
Graduation month:  August

University of Mary Hardin-Baylor
Developing Physician Assistant Program (Applicant for Accreditation-Provisional Status)
Mayborn College of Health Sciences
900 College Street, UMHB Box 8023
Belton, Texas, 76513
Application deadline: August 1
Program Begins: January 2021
Duration of Program: 28 months
Graduation month: May

*Accreditation Statement
The University of Mary Hardin-Baylor Physician Assistant Program has applied for Accreditation - Provisional from the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA). The University of Mary Hardin-Baylor Physician Assistant Program anticipates matriculating its first class in January 2021, pending achieving Accreditation - Provisional status at the September 2020 ARC-PA meeting. Accreditation - Provisional is an accreditation status granted when the plans and resource allocation, if fully implemented as planned, of a proposed program that has not yet enrolled students appear to demonstrate the program’s ability to meet the ARC-PA Standards or when a program holding accreditation-provisional status appears to demonstrate continued progress in complying with the Standards as it prepares for the graduation of the first class (cohort) of students.

In the event Accreditation-Provisional is not granted, the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor Physician Assistant Program will not admit students in January 2021. All applicants for the 2021 admissions cycle will be notified of the ARC-PAs decision on assigning the UMHB’s PA Program Accreditation-Provisional following their meeting in September 2020. Additional information on accreditation is available at http://www.arc-pa.org/accreditation/. The CASPA and UMHB graduate application fees will not be refunded.

University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth
Physician Assistant Studies Program
3500 Camp Bowie Blvd.
Fort Worth, TX 76107-2699
(817) 735-2003
Application deadline: Oct. 1st
Program begins: August
Graduation month:  May
Duration of program: 30 months

University of Texas Health Science Center  - San Antonio
School of Health Professions
Dept. of PA Studies
7703 Floyd Curl Drive
San Antonio, TX  78229
(210) 567-4240
(210) 567-4241 (fax)
Application deadline: September 1st
Program begins: July
Graduation month:  June
Duration of program: 24 months

The University Of Texas Medical Branch

Physician Assistant Program
Galveston, TX 77550
(409) 772-3046
(409) 772-9710 (fax)
Application deadline: September 1st.
Program begins: June
Duration of program: 26 months
Graduation month: August

UT Southwestern Medical Center
Physician Assistant Program
5323 Harry Hines Blvd.
Dallas, TX 75235
(214) 648-1700
(214) 648-1003 (fax)
Application deadline: September 1st
Program begins: May
Duration of program: 30 months
Graduation month: December

University of Texas - Rio Grande Valley
Physician Assistant Program
1201 W. University Dr.
Edinburg, TX 78539
(956) 665-2298
(956) 665-2438 (fax)
Application deadline:  October 1st
Program begins: Fall Semester
Duration of program: 28 months
Graduation month: December

For additional information on PA Programs throughout the United States, call the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) at (703) 836-2272, Ext. 3409, or go to www.aapa.org.  The AAPA, as well as the individual programs, can provide you with information on financial aid.