As noted in the Baylor College of Medicine Diversity Policy, we embrace diversity among our students, trainees, faculty and staff.
Our students are selected from highly competitive applicant pools. Applications are received from individuals located throughout the United States.
Our admissions procedures vary by program. The Physician Assistant Program generally selects students in January and begins classes in late June each year. The Doctor of Nursing Practice Program-Nurse Anesthesia selects students in early fall and begins classes in January each year. The Orthotics and Prosthetics Program selects students in February and begins classes in late June each year.
Successful Completion to Degrees
- Successful completion of the Physician Assistant Program leads to a Master of Science degree.
- Successful completion of the Nurse Anesthesia leads to a Doctor of Nursing Practice degree.
- Completion of the Orthotics and Prosthetics (MSOP) Program leads to a Master of Science degree.
- Graduates from all programs are eligible for national certification and state licensure.
The following national accrediting agencies review our programs:
- Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs
- Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant
- The National Commission on Prosthetic and Orthotic Education (NCOPE) for the Orthotics and Prosthetics Program
- Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Programs (CAAHP)
As an academic component of Baylor College of Medicine, Allied Health Sciences’ programs are also accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and the Liaison Committee on Medical Education, AMA/AAMC.