Physician Assistant | Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center

Master of Physician Assistant Studies

Jump into one of the fastest growing health care careers in the nation at a program that educates versatile physician assistants to provide high-quality, comprehensive care.

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Join the #3 Health Care Profession in the Nation

With a focus on primary care and family medicine, our program awards a Master of Physician Assistant Studies (MPAS) degree following 27 months of intensive academic and clinical training. The 15-month academic phase of the program is conducted in a dedicated state-of-the-art facility in Midland, Texas. The 12-month clinical experience takes place at a variety of sites throughout Texas, teaching students to become highly skilled and patient centered. Our program boasts a National Average PANCE Pass Rate for the past five years.


The Physician Assistant Studies curriculum is known for its comprehensive focus around didactic and clinical practice experiences emphasizing primary care.

125 Credit Hours
27 Months:

• 15 Months of Didactic Classroom Training
• 12 Months of Clinical Rotations
A few sample classes include:
  • Physiology
  • Pharmacology
  • Clinical Decision Making
  • Pediatrics
  • Cardiology
What to Expect
  • Traditional Classroom Work and Rigorous Academics
  • Full Spectrum of Patient-Centered Clinical Rotations including Primary Care and Rural Settings
  • Access to Expert Faculty
  • Diverse Faculty and Student Body
  • Physician Assistant Certification Eligibility
  • Dedicated Facilities of PA Program


  • Median Salary: $112,260 (BLS)
  • Job Growth: 31% between 2018-2028
  • #3 Health Care Job in the Nation According to US News and World Report
  • Potential Employers: Hospitals, Outpatient Clinics and other Health Care Settings
April 28
Application Open
Aug. 1 Oct. 1
Application Deadline
Term Program Start

Required Education: Bachelor's Degree and Prerequisites


Your Future is in Midland, TX

  • Average Temperature 65.45 ℉
  • Cost of Living $27,649 (single adult, no children)*
  • Average Commute Time 18.2 Mins
  • 132,950 Population
  • Known for Oil and Gas

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Phone: (806) 743-3220
Office Hours: 8am-5pm, M-F
Address: 3601 4th Street, MS 6294, Lubbock, TX 79430

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