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Physician Assistant, Master

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
, PA,
One of the most renowned programs in the country, the physician assistant program at LHU is designed using the medical model that emphasizes basic sciences, clinical sciences, and the critical thinking skills required to complement physician practice.

About

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
LHU’s 24-month program leads to a Masters of Health Science Degree and a certificate as a Physician Assistant. LHU’s offers four locations for study:
  • Lock Haven University Main Campus in Lock Haven, PA
  • Clearfield Branch Campus in Clearfield, PA
  • Charles Cole Memorial Campus in Coudersport, PA 
  • Dixon University Center Campus in Harrisburg, PA
Our program 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.

Programme Structure

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.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

A baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institutionA cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scaleSatisfactory 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 listed below:
  • 2 Courses in General Chemistry
  • 2 Courses of General Biology or Zoology
  • Human Anatomy
  • Human Physiology
  • Human Genetics
  • Microbiology
  • Statistics

Tuition Fee

  • International

    774 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 774 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    774 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 774 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
  • In-State

    516 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 516 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for Lock Haven

  • 1000 - 1500 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

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