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Costs and Financial Support

The total estimated cost of the 30-month Master of Physician Assistant Studies Program, including tuition and fees, is:

  • $43,791 for Texas residents
  • $90,831 for non-Texas residents

Cost Breakdown

Texas Resident Tuition

$354/semester hour x 112 hours = $39,648 

Non-Texas Resident Tuition

$774/semester hour x 112 hours = $86,668


$4,143 over 30 months includes:

  • Student services
  • Medical services
  • Computer usage
  • Malpractice
  • BCLS/ACLS course fees
  • Anatomy lab
  • Suture Kits
  • Graduation

Estimated Incidental Costs

$4,700 over 30 months includes:

  • Computer
  • Medical Equipment
  • Lab coats
  • Books

Professional Fees/Dues Prior to Graduation

  • NCCPA (National Commission for the Certification of Physician Assistants) – $550
  • Initial State Licensure (Texas State Board of Physician Assistant Examiners) – $220
  • Temporary License Fee (if desired) – $107
  • Jurisprudence Exam (each attempt) - $34

Professional Fees/Dues After Graduation

  • Texas State Licensure: $554.85 every 2 years
  • AAPA (American Academy of Physician Associates) – $295 per year
  • TAPA (Texas Academy of PAs) – $195 per year


UT Southwestern has a 282-apartment housing complex on campus. Campus Housing can provide more details about this and other housing options.

Financial Aid Resources

After you are accepted to the program, you can meet with a financial aid counselor in the UT Southwestern Financial Aid Office for information and help in applying for federal and state grants, loans, and scholarships. You can reach them by phone at 214-648-3611.

For a more detailed estimate of the cost of attendance, tuition and fee schedules, please visit  Financial Aid Cost of Attendance and Student Accounting.