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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. 

2024 application year (for 2025 matriculating class):

The CASPA application cycle will open in late April

CASPer test dates forthcoming

August 1st - deadline to submit CASPA application

September 1 - CASPA application verification (processing) deadline

Mid-October - Interview status notifications sent via e-mail

Interview Dates

Thursday, November 7th Salt Lake City, Utah

Friday, November 8th Salt Lake City, Utah

Thursday, November 14th Salt Lake City, Utah

Saturday, November 16th St. George, Utah

Thursday, November 21st Salt Lake City, Utah

Acceptance status and alternate rankings offered in late November. 

Orientation and classes begin Monday, May 5, 2025