Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center Shreveport

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*Last updated January 2023

Deadlines

Application Deadline
10/01/2023
Supplemental Application
Yes
Supplemental Deadline
10/01/2023
Supplemental Application Fee
No information provided
Supplemental Application Fee Waiver
No
Deposit
$150
Deposit Refundable
No

Program Info

CASPA Member
Yes
Program Length in Months
27
Start Month
May
Part-time Option
No
Academic Terms
Semesters
Total Number of Terms
7
Program Credit Hours
99
Estimated Incoming Class Size
40

Program Matriculants by Gender

Female
33
Male
7
Non-Binary
-
Gender Unknown
-

Ethnicity of Program Matriculants by Number

American Indian or Alaskan Native
-
Asian
3
Black or African American
3
Hispanic, Latino, or Spanish
1
Native Hawaiin or Pacific Islander
0.0
White
35
Distance Campuses
Yes
On-Campus Housing
No
Primary Credentials
Master's degree (not Master's of Public Health)
Type of Masters
MPAS: Master of Physician Assistant Studies
Undergraduate Pre-Professional Phase
No
Accept Transfer Students
No
Accept International Applicants
No
Only Accept Pre-Professional
No information provided
Special Tracks
No
Unique Program Features
First in Louisiana, Low tuition, High PANCE pass rate
Support for Veterans
No information provided
Other Information
No information provided

Tuition

Separate Tuition Rates
Yes
Resident Tuition
$39,000
Non-Resident Tuition
$66,000

GPA Requirements

Minimum Overall GPA Required
3.00
Minimum Overall Prerequisite GPA Required
No GPA minimum required

Requirements & Prerequisites

Required Pre-requisite Courses:

  • Microbiology
  • Statistics
  • Medical Terminology
  • General Biology with lab
  • General chemistry with lab
  • Human Anatomy & Physiology with Lab I
Required Shadowing
Recommended
Required Health Care Experience
Required
Minimum Health Care Experience Hours
80
Required Direct Patient Care Experience
Recommended
Minimum Direct Patient Care Hours
No information provided
Virtual Experience Hours Accepted
Yes
Required Onsite Interview
No
Required Writing Sample
No
Required Personal Statement
Yes
Required References
No restrictions
Required Bachelor Degree
Yes
Required Standardized Tests
Graduate Record Examinations (will not accept MCAT)
Other Standardized Tests
No information provided
Average Verbal Reasoning GRE Score
153.2
Average Verbal Reasoning GRE Percentile
57.9
Average Analytical Writing GRE Score
4.1
Average Analytical Writing GRE Percentile
59.6
Average Quantitative Reasoning GRE Score
152.9
Average Quantitative Reasoning GRE Percentile
46.3

Mission Statement

The mission of the PA Program is to provide a primary care curriculum to prepare competent, professionally engaged Physician Assistants to provide health care for Louisiana citizens.