Physician Assistant Program


In the spirit of academic excellence, the mission of the Xavier University Physician Assistant Program is to educate physician assistants to become ethical, competent, and compassionate physician assistants who are dedicated to providing superior quality healthcare that contributes to the promotion of a more just and humane society by improving the healthcare of the diverse communities we serve. 



Xavier University of Louisiana has partnered with Ochsner Health System to advance the education of its students via a new Physician Assistant (PA) Program*. It is a 28-month master’s degree program that has a 12- consecutive month didactic phase and will include 16 months of clinical training within the Ochsner Health System. This event will celebrate Xavier expanding to provide more experiential opportunities for students as well as the acknowledgment of applications being accepted for the inaugural class of 2022.


Special Information 

The ARC-PA has granted Accreditation-Provisional status to the Xavier University of Louisiana Physician Assistant Program sponsored by Xavier University of Louisiana. 

Accreditation-Provisional is an accreditation status granted when the plans and resource allocation, if fully implemented as planned, of a proposed program that has not yet enrolled students appear to demonstrate the program’s ability to meet the ARC-PA Standards or when a program holding Accreditation-Provisional status appears to demonstrate continued progress in complying with the Standards as it prepares for the graduation of the first class (cohort) of students.

Accreditation-Provisional does not ensure any subsequent accreditation status. It is limited to no more than five years from matriculation of the first class.