The University of Utah Physician Assistant Program (UPAP) is accredited by ARC-PA, the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant, Inc. UPAP is a full-time program that begins each summer semester (early May) and spans 27 months over seven continuous semesters. Part-time or interrupted attendance is not an option, and no online classes are offered. Requests for advance placement are not considered. Accepted candidates must complete all curricular components of the program. Graduates of the program receive an MPAS, Master of Physician Assistant Studies.
2019 Application Year
Thursday, April 25 – CASPA application opens.
Tuesday, July 30 - Last offered date for CASPer Test (required). Register to take the test by July 25th.
Thursday, August 1 – Deadline to submit the CASPA application. Prerequisites must be complete for a letter grade that is published on the CASPA application.
Thursday, August 1 – Health care hours acquisition deadline*
Tuesday, September 3 - CASPA verification deadline: applications that remain unprocessed by CASPA at the close of business on September 3rd will not be considered.
No deadline extensions will be offered
mid-October – Interview status announcements sent via e-mail.
November - Four interview dates:
Thursday, November 14th in Salt Lake City
Saturday, November 16th in St. George
Thursday, November 21st in Salt Lake City
Friday, November 22nd in Salt Lake City
Candidates invited to interview must attend in person. No other dates will be offered.
December 2019 – final acceptance offers extended, alternate list ranked.
*We will project hours for candidates applying early, who will reach 2000 hours by August 1. Hours are self-reported and subject to verification: references may be contacted for verification of hours. Fraudulent applications will be disqualified.