Welcome to the website for the Louisiana State University-New Orleans Physician Assistant (PA) Program

About the Program

Established in 2012, the LSUHSC-NO Physician Assistant program is a graduate program within the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center School of Allied Health Professions. The program is located in New Orleans, Louisiana.

With a focus on primary care, the LSUHSC-NO PA program awards a Master of Physician Assistant Studies degree following 29 months of intensive academic and clinical training. Of the 29 months, the 17-month academic phase is conducted in New Orleans with state-of-the-art training equipment and facilities. The 12 month clinical experience is conducted at a variety of sites throughout Louisiana.


The LSUHSC-NO Master of Physician Assistant Studies Program will be a leader in the education of competent, compassionate, health care providers providing access to care for the people of Louisiana.


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 to the people of Louisiana.