The LSU Health Shreveport Physician Assistant Program offers a Master of Physician Assistant Studies degree which consists of a continuous 27-month academic and clinical experience, which begins during the summer semester. The Program's objective is to prepare well-educated primary care PAs competent in a wide range of medical skills with qualifications to provide comprehensive health care under the supervision of a physician. Upon graduation, graduates are eligible to be licensed in the state of Louisiana as a PA by the Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners and are eligible to take the Physician Assistant National Certifying Examination. 

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Celebrating 25 Years!


Established in 1994, The LSU Health Shreveport Physician Assistant Program is celebrating its 25th year of preparing skilled Physician Assistants to provide health care for Louisiana citizens.

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Program at a Glance

Degree: Master's
Accreditation: ARC-PA
Program Length: 27 months
Class size: 40 students/year
Application Deadline: Oct 1
Start term: Summer
Application: CASPA

Estimated Total
Cost of Attendance*

LA Resident: $39,000
Non-Resident: $66,000

*includes tuition and fees

About the PA Profession

About our PA Program





Student Admissions Office: (318) 813-2908 or 

Physician Assistant Department Office: (318) 813-2920 or

News from the PA Program

LSUHS Alumni Slated to Become Youngest American in Space when Inspiration 4 Launches

Hayley Arceneaux, a 2016 graduate of the Physician Assistant (PA) program in the School of Allied Health Professions at LSU Health Shreveport, is scheduled to become the youngest American in space on Thursday evening September 15. Arceneaux currently works as a physician assistant at St. Jude

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