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Lenoir-Rhyne University: Physician Assistant

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Program: 27 months (110 credit hours), admits 48 students, and starts in January. New program.

Application: Deadline is October 1st - program admits students on a rolling basis.

In-State Tuition (total): $80,000. This does not include additional costs/fees, which can range from $5,000 to over $12,000.

Admission Info:

  • Average GPA: Info not listed
  • Average GRE Scores: Info not listed
  • Average hours of health care experience: Info not listed
  • Three letters of recommendation: Must include a Physician Assistant, Employer or Coach, and a Medical Doctor, Nurse Practitioner, or another Physician Assistant. 


  • Biology I & II with Lab (UNCW: BIO/L 201 and BIO/L 202)
  • Medical Terminology (UNCW: ATR 470)
  • Microbiology with Lab  (UNCW: BIO/L 246 or BIO/L 425)
  • Genetics (UNCW: BIO/L 335)
  • Chemistry I & II with Lab (UNCW: CHM/L 101 and CHM/L 102)
  • Sociology or Social Science (at least one semester) (UNCW: SOC 105 or other)
  • Anatomy I & II with Lab (UNCW: BIO/L 240 and BIO/L 241)
  • Physiology I & II (or combined Anatomy and Physiology I & II with Lab) (UNCW: BIO/L 240 and BIO/L 241)
  • Statistics (UNCW: STT 210 or STT 215)
  • Organic Chemistry I & II with Lab (UNCW: CHM/L 211 and CHM/L 212)
  • One upper-level Math course
  • Physics I (UNCW: PHY/L 101)
  • Psychology (at least one semester) (UNCW: PSY 105)
  • Highly Recommended: Biochemistry I with Lab (UNCW: BIO/L 465)

UNCW course recommendations: Student must verify the correct coursework needed for each program.