The Heights is home to Le Moyne’s competitive and well-known physician assistant studies graduate program. As you consider your next step, review our admissions requirements and learn what it could be like to pursue your master’s degree on the Heights.

Le Moyne's Graduate PA Admission Requirements

Complete your application via the Central Application Service for Physician Assistants (CASPA) and review the requirements below.

You must have completed a BA/BS degree from an accredited institution at the time of the program start as well as prerequisite courses and have a cumulative, science and prerequisite G.P.A. of at least 3.2. In addition, you’ll need:

  • Documentation of quality and quantity of healthcare experience
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Successful interview by invitation only

Competitive applicants will have no more than two outstanding prerequisite courses (including courses in progress) at the time of application. A planning worksheet with detailed course recommendations can be found here. Required prerequisite courses include:

  • General Biology I and II (with labs)
  • General Chemistry I and II (with labs)
  • Organic Chemistry or Biochemistry
  • Four Upper-Level Biology Courses (at least two must include a lab and have been taken within the last five years.)
  • Two courses in Quantitative Content (Physics I, Statistics I and/or Calculus I (or higher) in any combination)
  • English Composition or Technical Writing
  • Two Courses in Social Sciences (psychology, anthropology or sociology in any combination)

You’ll need at least 750 hours of quality direct patient contact experience to begin the PA program. Competitive applicants will have this amount (or close to it) when you apply – paid or volunteer.

  • The quality and number of hours are weighed when considering an application. The more “hands-on” activities, the higher the quality, and the fewer “hands-on” activities, the lower the quality, but they are still important to include in your application.

It’s extremely important to provide a detailed description of your responsibilities on your CASPA application to ensure that you are given appropriate credit. Here’s a Guide for Patient Care Experiences. This resource provides approximate quality values intended as a guide only.

In addition to the requirements stated above, international applicants also need to submit a transcript evaluation from a member organization of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES). A TOEFL, Duolingo or IELTS score is required for non-native English-speaking applicants.

The PA admission process is competitive, so you’re highly encouraged to attend a virtual information session if you’re considering an application.

Important Dates for PA Admission

Late-April Applications open via CASPA.

October 1 Applications must be submitted and verified to CASPA. Apply early to ensure your records can be reviewed by the College by this date – it can take time!

Mid-November Interview invitations are extended via email. Add “” to your email contacts.

Late November / Early-December Admission interviews held virtually.

Mid-February or Sooner Final admission notifications are made via email.

Direct-Entry Program

Are you a high school student interested in the Direct-Entry Program?

Veteran-Physician Assistant Bridge

Are you a Veteran interested in the Veteran-Physician Assistant Bridge?

Questions? Let’s get in touch.

Grewen Hall

Office of Graduate Admission

Grewen Hall Room 324

Admission decisions are based on numerous factors including an individual’s academic history, quality of healthcare experience, communication skills, professionalism and recommendations. A cohort of 75 students begins the program each August, which includes students from our direct-entry programs.

Le Moyne College welcomes applications from individuals with various backgrounds regardless of race, color, gender, creed, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, veteran status or national or ethnic origin.