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Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center Shreveport

Shreveport,
LA
Information Last Reviewed by PreHealthAdmit: March 2022

Admissions Office Email:

ShvAHStudentAffairs@lsuhs.edu
(318) 813-2908

Program Information

Length of Program:

27 Months

Part-Time Option Available:  

No

Starting Semester: 

Summer

Accreditation:

Continued

Students per Class:

40

PANCE First-Time Pass Rate: 

100%

Cost of Attendance (Resident / Non-Resident): 

$39,000 / $66,000   Does not include living expenses.

Combined Degree Program(s) Offered: 

None

Admissions Information

Application:

Participates in CASPA:

Yes

Application Deadline:

October 15
(Rolling Admissions not Stated)

GPA:

Minimum GPA:   

3

Minimum Science GPA:

3

Average GPA: 

Not Reported by Program

Average Science GPA:   

Not Reported by Program

Other GPA Requirements: 

Grade of "C" or better in the following required prerequisite courses completed at a regionally accredited United States college or university by the day the student begins the PA program. If you earned a C in a prerequisite course, it is strongly recommended that you repeat the course.

Shadowing and Experience:

PA Shadowing Required or Recommended:

Recommended

Minimum PA Shadowing: 

None

Patient Care Experience Required:

80 Hours

Patient Care Experience Recommended: 

No Specific Recommendation

Additional Information Regarding Patient Care:

Minimum 80 hours of experience (see below categories) documented in CASPA before the application deadline. Hours may be paid or unpaid. It is recommended that hours have been completed within the past 10 years.

Testing

Test(s) Required:

GRE Required

GRE Deadline:

Check with School

GRE Expiration:

5
Year(s)

PA-CAT Deadline:

Not Applicable

CASPer Required:

Yes

CASPer Deadline:

Check with School

Coursework Policies

Coursework Expiration:

10 Years
Recommended

Online Coursework Accepted:

Yes

Community College Coursework Accepted:

Yes

Pending Prerequisite Coursework Allowed:

Yes

Prerequisites

Course
Semesters
Required or Recommended
Notes
General Chemistry
2 Semesters with Lab
Required
General, Inorganic, or Organic with labs
Organic Chemistry
Not Required
Biochemistry
Not Required
Biochemistry or Organic Chemistry Options
Not Required
Introductory Biology
Not Required
Microbiology
1 Semester with Lab
Required
Upper-Level Biology
2 Semesters
Required
Courses must be 3000 or 4000 level and may not be nursing or kinesiology courses. Advanced anatomy, advanced physiology, cell biology, genetics, immunology, parasitology, virology, and other similar courses are recommended.
Genetics
Not Required
Anatomy and Physiology
2 Semesters: 1 Each of Anatomy and Physiology, OR 2 Semesters of Combined Anatomy/Physiology, Each with Lab
Required
A&P I with lab + A&P II with lab (8 hours) will meet the anatomy and physiology requirements if all four components are completed. If courses are not completed at the same institution, it is up to the applicant to show that the combined courses covered all required material (by uploading course catalog descriptions document into CASPA)
Physics
Not Required
Medical Terminology
1 Course
Required
2 hours accepted, 3 hours recommended.
English / Writing
Not Required
Psychology
Not Required
Social Sciences
Not Required
Statistics
1 Semester
Required
BIO, PSYCH, MATH, or STAT course number
Other Math
Not Required
Foreign Language
Not Required
Other Requirements

None.

Other Recommendations

None.

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