Health Professions Admissions

The UT Southwestern School of Health Professions (SSHP) welcomes applications from all interested individuals. Each year, approximately 150 students enroll in our programs. Admission is competitive, and by law, 90 percent of applicants admitted are required to be Texas residents.

If you are researching career options, we invite you to consider the diverse offering of programs here at UT Southwestern School of Health Professions:

  • Take a closer look at a career option by registering for a campus tour. Tours are scheduled throughout the year and will give you the opportunity to learn about the school.
  • Visit the Admissions Office for general information involving admissions, tuition, the registrar, student financial aid, student activities, and alumni affairs.
  • Download the 2013–2016 SSHP Catalog. This publication is revised periodically and provides administrative, student, and program information. It does not always reflect the up-to-the-minute changes or developments that take place within programs or at SSHP.

If you have decided to apply, we are glad you’re considering UT Southwestern School of Health Professions. Application processes, costs, timelines, and deadlines differ for programs within the School of Health Professions.

Please apply by using the program-specific links below:

Physical Therapy

Clinical Nutrition

Prosthetics-Orthotics

Physician Assistant Studies

Rehabilitation Counseling

Radiation Therapy

Emergency Medicine Education

2013–2016 Catalog

Administration
UT System Board of Regents; UT Southwestern Administrative Officers; School of Health Professions Academic Administration

General Information
UT Southwestern Medical Center; UT Southwestern School of Health Professions; Accreditation; Buildings; Facilities and Services; Distance Learning; Health Care Institutions; Endowed Centers; Laboratories; Endowed Faculty Positions

Student Information
Degree and Certificate Programs; Admissions; Entrance Requirements; Medical Insurance Requirements; Required Immunizations; Registration; Students With Disabilities; Expenses; Concurrent Enrollment; Refunds; Student Financial Aid; Academic Regulations; Student Affairs; Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act; Miscellaneous Information

Clinical Nutrition

Health Care Sciences 

Emergency Medicine

Physical Therapy

Physician Assistant Studies

Prosthetics and Orthotics

Radiation Therapy

Rehabilitation Counseling

Academic Calendar

The academic year at the UT Southwestern School of Health Professions consists of three sessions:

  • The fall semester begins the third or fourth Monday in August.
  • The spring semester begins the first or second Monday in January.
  • The summer term begins the third or fourth Monday or Tuesday in May.

Clinical work generally falls during the summer term, but some programs also schedule class work during the summer. Commencement takes place in December.

The Office of the Registrar publishes a detailed academic calendar each August.

Diversity

UT Southwestern values diversity because it enhances the educational experience of our students and enriches the Medical Center community. Welcoming a diverse student body is imperative as we strive to provide our state with health care professionals who mirror the population they serve. In the School of Health Professions, we actively publicize career opportunities, recruit students of varied backgrounds and all races, and respond to the state’s changing needs for health professionals.

We’re committed to attracting and maintaining a high level of diversity within our student body. To meet this goal, we offer programs and organizations that support the needs and career aspirations of our students, particularly those from under-represented minority groups.

The UT Southwestern Office of Student Diversity and Inclusion is dedicated to helping ensure our students’ success. The Office promotes effective communication with minority students, supports student organizations, and maintains contact with faculty and appropriate departments. The Office also fosters the development of minority faculty, thereby increasing the number of minority mentors for our students.