Health Professions Admissions

The UT Southwestern School of Health Professions welcomes applications from all interested individuals. Each year, approximately 150 students enroll in our programs.

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 potential career options 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 Office of Enrollment Services, student financial aid, student activities, and alumni affairs.
  • View the School of Health Professions 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 the School.

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.


Physical Therapy

Doctor of Physical Therapy Degree Program Requirements PTCAS Nov. 1
Cardiovascular & Pulmonary Physical Therapy Residency Program Requirements RF-PTCAS Dec. 31
Neurological Physical Therapy Residency Program Requirements RF-PTCAS Nov. 30
Orthopedic Physical Therapy Residency Program Requirements RF-PTCAS Dec. 31
Sports Physical Therapy Residency Program Requirements RF-PTCAS Dec. 1

Clinical Nutrition

Master of Clinical Nutrition: Coordinated Program Track Requirements UTSWApp Feb. 15
Master of Clinical Nutrition: Health Professional Track
(registered dietitians or licensed health professionals)
Requirements UTSWApp June 1

Physician Assistant Studies

Master of Physician Assistant Studies Degree Program Requirements CASPA Sept. 1


Master of Prosthetics and Orthotics Degree Program Requirements OPCAS Dec. 31
Prosthetics and Orthotics Residency Program Requirements Aug. 30
Continuing Education: Contemporary Limb Orthotics Review Requirements UTSWApp n/a
Continuing Education: Contemporary Limb Prosthetics Review Requirements UTSWApp n/a

Radiation Therapy

Master of Radiation Therapy Requirements UTSWApp Feb. 1

Rehabilitation Counseling

Master of Rehabilitation Counseling Degree Program Requirements Closed Sept. 1

School of Health Professions Catalog

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 Enrollment Services publishes a detailed academic calendar each year.


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 underrepresented 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.