Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies

Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies (MSPAS) - Lake Erie College Physician Assistant Program

Earn your Bachelor of Science degree and your Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies degree in 5 years at Lake Erie College!

  • This is a 3+2 program for qualified students, involving completion of a 3-year accelerated Chemistry degree followed by 2 years in the LEC Masters of Physician Assistant degree program.
  • 4 seats are guaranteed for Lake Erie College students each year.

Physician Assistant program at LEC:


  • High school GPA of 3.5 or higher
  • SAT- 1260 or higher, or ACT- 28 or higher

Maintenance Criteria for the Program include:

  • Minimum overall grade point average of 3.7
  • Minimum GPA of 3.5 or better in all LEC science courses
  • Complete LEC prerequisite coursework with a grade of “B” or higher, with the exception of Organic Chemistry which should be a "C" or better
  • Applicants are required to complete a minimum of 250 hours observing or participating in the delivery of healthcare in a clinical environment
  • At least 50 of the 250 hours must be from direct shadowing of a licensed physician assistant
  • Student cannot repeat prerequisites
  • Background checks will be performed including Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation (BCII) report and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) report.