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University of Utah

Salt Lake City,
UT
375 Chipeta Way Ste. A
Salt Lake City,
UT
84108

Program Website:

Admissions Office Email:

admissions@upap.utah.edu
801-581-7766

Program Information

Length of Program:

27 Months

Part-Time Option Available:  

No

Starting Semester: 

Summer

Accreditation:

Continued

Students per Class:

68

PANCE First-Time Pass Rate: 

91%

Cost of Attendance (Resident / Non-Resident): 

$78,120 / $116,314   Does not include living expenses.

Tuition Notes:

The total tuition and fees for non-residents who qualify for Utah residency after one year is $97,217

Combined Degree Program(s) Offered: 

None

Admissions Information

Application:

Participates in CASPA:

Yes

Application Deadline:

August 1
(Non-Rolling Admission)

GPA:

Minimum GPA:   

3

Minimum Science GPA:

None

Average GPA: 

3.57

Average Science GPA:   

3.53

Shadowing and Experience:

PA Shadowing Required or Recommended:

Recommended

Minimum PA Shadowing: 

None

Patient Care Experience Required:

None

Patient Care Experience Recommended: 

No Specific Recommendation

Additional Information Regarding Patient Care:

Paid experience is weighed more heavily than volunteer hours. Student practicum experience is not accepted at Utah, although candidates should list it on the CASPA application, since it may be accepted at other PA programs of interest.

Testing

Test(s) Required:

None

GRE Deadline:

Not Applicable

GRE Expiration:

Not Applicable

PA-CAT Deadline:

Not Applicable

CASPer Required:

Yes

CASPer Deadline:

Check with School
There is no need to wait until your CASPA application is submitted or verified to complete your CASPer test. You can complete it on any available test date. It is strongly recommended to take the CASPER early. Candidates waiting until the last date offered, who encounter technical problems or personal issues, will not be given a "make-up" date option.

Coursework Policies

Coursework Expiration:

6 Years
Prerequisites other than Anatomy and Physiology do not expire.

Online Coursework Accepted:

Yes

Community College Coursework Accepted:

Yes

Pending Prerequisite Coursework Allowed:

No
All prerequisite coursework must be complete at the time you submit your application.

Prerequisites

Course
Semesters
Required or Recommended
Notes
General Chemistry
Not Required
8 semester credits of chemistry are required. All chemistry coursework is accepted, including intro, general, inorganic, organic and biochemistry. See note
Organic Chemistry
Not Required
8 semester credits of chemistry are required. All chemistry coursework is accepted, including intro, general, inorganic, organic and biochemistry. See note. See note
Biochemistry
Not Required
8 semester credits of chemistry are required. All chemistry coursework is accepted, including intro, general, inorganic, organic and biochemistry. See note
Biochemistry or Organic Chemistry Options
Not Required
8 semester credits of chemistry are required. All chemistry coursework is accepted, including intro, general, inorganic, organic and biochemistry. See note
Introductory Biology
Not Required
Biology: Four semester credits of Biology Required, lab credit can be included. All biology coursework with a relationship to the human body is accepted. See note.
Microbiology
1 Semester
Recommended
Biology: Four semester credits of Biology Required, lab credit can be included. All biology coursework with a relationship to the human body is accepted. Microbiology is most strongly recommended. See note.
Upper-Level Biology
Not Required
Genetics
1 Semester
Recommended
Four semester credits of Biology Required, lab credit can be included. All biology coursework with a relationship to the human body is accepted. See note below
Anatomy and Physiology
2 Semesters: 1 Each of Anatomy and Physiology, OR 2 Semesters of Combined Anatomy/Physiology, Lab required with Anatomy only
Required
Physics
Not Required
Medical Terminology
Not Required
English / Writing
1 Semester
Recommended
Psychology
Not Required
Social Sciences
Not Required
Statistics
1 Semester
Recommended
Other Math
Not Required
Foreign Language
Not Required
Other Requirements
Chemistry: eight semester credits are required. lab credit can be included All chemistry coursework is accepted, including intro, general, inorganic, organic and biochemistry. Quarter system equivalent: 12 units. Biology: Four semester credits of Biology Required, lab credit can be included. All biology coursework with a relationship to the human body is accepted. Microbiology is most strongly recommended. General biology, cell, genetics and some intro classes are other examples of acceptable biology courses. Quarter system equivalent: 6 units
Other Recommendations

None.

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