OLOL College

Master of Medical Science in Physician Assistant Studies

Purpose / Program Mission

The purpose of the Physician Assistant (PA) program is to educate outstanding physician assistants who, together with physicians and allied health professionals, will provide quality healthcare to the residents of Louisiana and other states.


Applicants to the PA program must complete an application specific to the program through CASPA. Applications must be in verification status by August 1 for a January start. Enrollment is limited to 30 students and admission is via a competitive selection process. 

Length of Program

The program is a 28 month continuous program. The program consists of 108 credit hours (68 of those hours are in the didactic phase and 40 of those hours are in the clinical phase). Due to the intensity of the program, it is recommended that students do not work while enrolled in this program.

Application Information

Applications for the PA program must be submitted through (CASPA) Centralized Application Service for Physician Assistants. Applications must be received and in verified status by CASPA by the published August 1 deadline. To submit an application please visit www.caspaonline.org.

Transfer of College Credits

All credits for the Master of Medical Science degree in Physician Assistant Studies must be earned at OLOL College. The PA program will not accept credit hours earned from other PA programs, graduate programs or medical schools.


See the Tuition & Fee Schedule.

Financial Assistance

Our Lady of the Lake College has financial aid counselors available to assist students with the financial aid process. All students are encouraged to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form available at www.fafsa.ed.gov. Once enrolled, students are eligible for a number of scholarship awards offered by professional PA organizations.


Our Lady of the Lake College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate, baccalaureate, masters and doctorate degrees. Contact the Commission in Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA  30033-4097 or call (404) 679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Our Lady of the Lake College. The PA program of Our Lady of the Lake College has been granted Accreditation-Continued Status through September 2020 by the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA), 1200 Findley Rd. Suite 150 Johns Creek, GA 30097, (770) 476-1224, www.arc-pa.org.

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