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 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.
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:
- Doctor of Physical Therapy Degree Program
- Neurological Physical Therapy Program
- Ortho Physical Therapy Residency Program
- Master of Clinical Nutrition: Coordinated Program Track
- Master of Clinical Nutrition: Health Professions Track (for registered dietitians (R.D.s) 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 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.
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 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 Minority Student Affairs 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.