The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

Department of Physician Assistant Studies College of Health Affairs

Graduate Programs

Physician Assistant Studies (MPAS)
Master in Physician Assistant Studies (MPAS) prepares graduates with intelligence, sound judgment, intellectual honesty, appropriate interpersonal skills, and critical thinking skills.

Physician Assistant Studies Bridge Program (MPAS)
Master in Physician Assistant Studies Bridge Program (MPAS) curriculum is a web-based program that enables a practicing physician with a Bachelor’s degree to obtain a Master’s degree in Physician Assistant Studies allowing the physician assistant to remain in their community while completing their course of study. The degree awarded at the completion of the Bridge Program will be a professional Master’s degree in Physician Assistant Studies (MPAS).