The UT Southwestern School of Health Professions (SSHP) welcomes applications from all interested individuals seeking to be part of a health care team. On this page you will find the information that you need to begin the process of admission to the specific program of your choice, or simply to explore the career options offered at our School.
If you have made a decision to apply, we are glad you’re considering UT Southwestern School of Health Professions. Use the admission pages on program websites as the best source of information to inform and guide you through the admission process. Since application processes, costs, timelines, and deadlines for programs within the School of Health Professions differ, the program-specific links below will direct you to the details which will inform and guide you through the admission process.
If you are browsing and researching career options, we invite you to consider the diverse offering of programs here at UT Southwestern School of Health Professions.
- Explore below the seven School of Health Professions career fields with links to our doctorate, masters, bachelors, certificate, and continuing education program offerings.
- Take a closer look at a career option by registering for a specific program’s information session. These sessions are scheduled throughout the year and will give you the opportunity to learn about the program, meet faculty members, get answers to your questions, and find out how to apply.
- Access the UT Southwestern Admissions Office to get general information involving admissions, tuition, the registrar, student financial aid, student activities, and alumni affairs.
- Download the 2010-2013 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.
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.
- Master of Clinical Nutrition: Coordinated Program Track
- Master of Clinical Nutrition: Certificate Program (for those who are currently registered dietitians (RDs) or licensed health professionals)
- Master of Prosthetics and Orthotics Degree Program
- Prosthetics and Orthotics Residency Program
- Continuing Education: Contemporary Limb Prosthetics Review
- Continuing Education: Contemporary Limb Orthotics Review
Physician Assistant Studies
Emergency Medicine Education
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Health Care Sciences (includes Biomedical Communications and Emergency Medicine Education)
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.
To accomplish their specific goals, programs organize their schedules in a variety of ways. 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.
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 work actively to 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 Minority Student Affairs is dedicated to helping ensure our students’ success. Headed by Shawna Nesbitt, M.D., M.S., Associate Dean for Minority Student Affairs, 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.