Louisiana State University – New Orleans

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*Last updated January 2023

Deadlines

Application Deadline
08/01/2023
Supplemental Application
No
Supplemental Deadline
No information provided
Supplemental Application Fee
No information provided
Supplemental Application Fee Waiver
No information provided
Deposit
$500
Deposit Refundable
No

Program Info

CASPA Member
Yes
Program Length in Months
29
Start Month
January
Part-time Option
No
Academic Terms
Semesters
Total Number of Terms
7
Program Credit Hours
109
Estimated Incoming Class Size
35

Program Matriculants by Gender

Female
30
Male
5
Non-Binary
-
Gender Unknown
-

Ethnicity of Program Matriculants by Number

American Indian or Alaskan Native
-
Asian
2
Black or African American
4
Hispanic, Latino, or Spanish
5
Native Hawaiin or Pacific Islander
0.0
White
28
Distance Campuses
Yes
On-Campus Housing
Yes
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
LSUHSC offers an on-site cadaver lab and immersive IPE experience.
Support for Veterans
No information provided
Other Information
No information provided

Tuition

Separate Tuition Rates
Yes
Resident Tuition
$50,451
Non-Resident Tuition
$102,882

GPA Requirements

Minimum Overall GPA Required
3.00
Minimum Overall Prerequisite GPA Required
3.00

Requirements & Prerequisites

Required Pre-requisite Courses:

  • Microbiology with lab
  • Statistics
  • Genetics
  • General Biology with lab
  • General chemistry with lab
  • College Algebra or higher
  • Behavioral Sciences
  • Biological Sciences
  • 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
Required
Minimum Direct Patient Care Hours
80
Virtual Experience Hours Accepted
No
Required Onsite Interview
Yes
Required Writing Sample
No
Required Personal Statement
Yes
Required References
No restrictions
Required Bachelor Degree
Yes
Required Standardized Tests
Other;Graduate Record Examinations GRE (will accept MCAT);please specify test:
Other Standardized Tests
PACAT
Average Verbal Reasoning GRE Score
154
Average Verbal Reasoning GRE Percentile
50
Average Analytical Writing GRE Score
4.1
Average Analytical Writing GRE Percentile
59
Average Quantitative Reasoning GRE Score
153
Average Quantitative Reasoning GRE Percentile
60

Mission Statement

The Mission of the LSUHSC-New Orleans Master of Physician Assistant Studies Program is to recruit and educate individuals of the highest quality from diverse backgrounds to provide evidence-based, patient-centered healthcare with compassion to the people of Louisiana.