Physician Assistant

Lock Haven University

Master On Campus
24 months
9288 USD/year
9288 USD/year
6192 USD/year
Tuition fee
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One of the most renowned programs in the country, the Physician Assistant program of Lock Haven University is designed using the medical model that emphasizes basic sciences, clinical sciences, and the critical thinking skills required to complement physician practice.


Physician Assistants are healthcare professionals licensed to practice medicine with physician supervision. Services commonly provided by physician assistants include:

  • Taking Medical Histories
  • Performing Physical Examinations
  • Ordering and Interpreting Lab Tests
  • Assisting in Surgery
  • Counseling Patients
The Physician Assistant program of Lock Haven University offers a high-quality and affordable educational experience. In addition to the core PA education received at all campus locations, you will concentrate your studies on the care of underserved populations. The program incorporates the use of a module-based teaching format. Extensive use of small-group learning, service learning strategies, and a variety of clinical experiences result in greater than 94% first time pass rate on the NCCPA board examination.Students and graduates highly rate the quality of their educational experience and their preparedness for entry-level clinical practice. While emphasizing primary care, program graduates work in a variety of clinical settings including:
  • Surgery and Surgical Subspecialties
  • Pediatrics
  • OB/GYN
  • Internal Medicine

Core PA Program faculty are available onsite at all campus locations and consist of physicians, physician assistants, pharmacologists, and professors of basic human and social sciences from Lock Haven University. The core physician and PA faculty have over 130 years of cumulative healthcare experience and represent leaders within the PA profession and PA education.

Program Highlights

Scholarships: From honorariums to full-tuition waivers, scholarships exist to reward your hard work and dedication to the major.  Available scholarships for the Physician Assistant Program include:
  • CT Assist Scholarship
  • Lacy Magagnotti Memorial Scholarship
  • Michael Greenberg MD, MBA Physician Assistant Scholarship
  • Stephen and Pamela Poorman Physician Assistant Scholarship
  • The Dr. Larry H. Lytle and Lynn J. Lytle Scholarship
  • The Eleanor Baieroski Harendza Scholarship
  • The TurnKey Electric Physician Assistant Scholarship
  • Victoria J. Romeo, MD Memorial Physician Assistant Scholarship

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Ophthalmology
  • Neurology Module
  • Orthopedics Module
  • Urology & Sexually Transmitted Disease Module
  • Rheumatology Module
  • Human Sexuality Module

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




60 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
3.5 (analytical)

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • A cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • Satisfactory completion of the Graduate Record Exam (a minimum combined score of 300 and a minimum GRE writing score of 3.5) within the past three years.
  • Satisfactory completion of all prerequisite courses (B or better) listed here: General Chemistry, General Biology or Zoology, Human Anatomy, Human Physiology, Human Genetics, Microbiology, Statistics
  • While not required, the following courses are recommended as they better prepare students for the rigor of the program: Organic Chemistry, Biochemistry, Developmental Psychology, Physics
  • Additional coursework in the behavioral sciences: Psychology, Sociology, Anthropology
  • Anatomy and Physiology courses must be completed within 5 years of matriculation. 
  • All students must show evidence of computer literacy, either through formal coursework or experience

Tuition Fee

  • International

    9288 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4644 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    9288 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4644 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    6192 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3096 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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Physician Assistant
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