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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. 

Important Dates

2023 application year (for 2024 matriculating class): 

April 27th - Central Application Service for Physician Assistants (CASPA) opens.

August 1st - Last day to submit the CASPA application, 11:59 pm EST.

August 1st - Healthcare experience aquisition deadline (minimum 2000 hours).

September 1st - CASPA application verification (processing) deadline. 

CASPer test dates: to be announced.

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

Interview dates

  • Thursday, November 9 (Salt Lake City)
  • Saturday, November 11 (St. George)
  • Thursday, November 16 (Salt Lake City)
  • Friday, November 17 (Salt Lake City)

Acceptance status and alternate rankings offered in late November. 

Orientation and classes begin Monday, May 6, 2024