Northwestern State University College of Nursing

Bachelor of Science in Nursing Accelerated Curriculum (BAC)

The BAC is an intense, fast-paced program that helps students achieve the BSN degree within four semesters. A new agreement between Centenary and NSU provides preferred admission to Centenary students meeting the requirements for the BAC program.


  • Bachelor of science degree in biology, chemistry, or related science field
  • Overall GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Complete all prerequisite courses for the BSN degree
  • Pass all required entrance examinations with satisfactory scores


Baylor University Louise Herrington School of Nursing

FastBacc Bachelor of Science in Nursing

FastBacc is a rigorous, intensive 12-month program that combines traditional classroom learning, online courses, clinical and lab experiences, and hybrid interactive learning courses. Students who complete a bachelor of science degree at Centenary, including all prerequisite courses required by Baylor, will receive preferential admissions consideration over other non-Baylor students applying to the program.


  • Bachelor of science degree
  • Complete all prerequisite courses required by Baylor


LSU Health Shreveport Doctor of Medicine (MD) 

Doctor of Medicine Program

The agreement will guarantee an admission interview for the LSU Health Shreveport MD program for Centenary students who meet specific requirements, including a minimum 3.5 GPA and a minimum 504 MCAT score along with strong Centenary faculty recommendations. Representatives from the LSU Health Shreveport School of Medicine will coordinate and host pre-med information meetings at Centenary and visit the College annually to recruit students for the MD program.


  • minimum 3.5 GPA
  • minimum 504 MCAT
  • strong Centenary faculty recommendations


LSU Health Shreveport School of Allied Health Professions (SAHP)

Master of Physician Assistant program

The SAHP physician assistant program is a 27-month academic and clinical experience that prepares students to provide comprehensive health care under the supervision of a physician. The new agreement creates a streamlined pathway for qualified students earning a B.S. or B.A. degree at Centenary to apply to the SAHP physician assistant program, including a guaranteed interview for students who meet the requirements.


  • Complete a set of prerequisite courses with a grade of B or higher
  • Achieve a cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.5 or higher, including 3.5 in all science courses
  • Submit acceptable GRE scores
  • Complete 100 hours of direct patient care experience in volunteer or paid position, including 20 hours of PA job shadowing

Cardiopulmonary Science Program

The agreement creates a pathway for Centenary students to apply to the Cardiopulmonary Science Program and Centenary students will receive guaranteed admission into the CPS program when requirements are met. The CPS Program provides academic and clinical education leading to the Bachelor of Science in Cardiopulmonary Science degree. Completion of the CoARC-accredited Cardiopulmonary Science Program at LSU Health Shreveport meets educational requirements to apply for the Therapist Multiple Choice (TMC) exam by the National Board for Respiratory Care in order to qualify for the certification and registry credential as a Respiratory Therapist.


  • By June 1st of a student's final year in residence at Centenary College of Louisiana, the student must complete an application for admission to CASPA, the Centralized Application Service for Cardiopulmonary Science and submit the required supplemental application for the CPS Program.
  • A minimum of a grade of B in each required prerequisite course 
  • A cumulative undergraduate grade point average of 3.0 as calculated by CASPA.
  • A grade point average of 3.25 in all completed science courses.
  • Two letters of recommendation, one from each different Instructor/Professor from within the student’s most current 1-year timeframe of academic curriculum.
  • Maintenance of a good citizenship record.
  • Successful completion of all LSUHS Bachelor of Science in CPS admission requirements, including submission of all required documentation via CASPA.


University of Louisiana Monroe College of Pharmacy (ULM COP)

Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm D.) Program

A Memorandum of Understanding guarantees Centenary students an interview to ULM COP’s competitive Pharm D. degree program if they have completed the required prerequisite courses and meet the minimum application requirements for the program.


  • Complete all required prerequisite courses in biology, chemistry, mathematics, physics, humanities, fine arts, and social sciences
  • Overall GPA of 3.5 or higher


Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine

Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine program

Centenary students will be eligible for a guaranteed interview at one of four VCOM campuses (including the VCOM-Louisiana campus in Monroe) if they meet the general admission requirements for the medical college as well as a set of additional benchmarks.


  • Complete all prerequisite courses
  • Maintain an overall and science GPA of 3.5
  • Earn a competitive MCAT score
  • Minimum of 40 health care volunteer hours
  • Minimum of 40 community service volunteer hours


Tulane School of Public Health

This agreement allows Centenary students who have met the requirements guaranteed admission to the online Masters of Public Health program at the Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine. All Students admitted to the program will receive a Public Health Early Access scholarship of $25,000  awarded in equal amounts over four semesters of the program. 


  • Completed baccalaureate degree with a minimum 3.3 GPA


Louisiana State University Paul M. Hebert Law Center

Expedited admission review and notification

Centenary students who complete an undergraduate minor in Legal Studies, have an interest in public interest work, submit their application by December 1, and complete the LSU Law admission requirements, will receive priority consideration for admission to the LSU Paul M. Hebert Law Center. The agreement also guarantees financial aid consideration and an early admission decision.


  • Undergraduate minor in Legal Studies at Centenary
  • Apply no later than December 1 for the next academic year
  • Complete all LSU Law admission requirements
  • Express an interest in public interest law


Southern Methodist University Perkins School of Theology 

Preferred consideration and early decision

Centenary students who have completed all prerequisites for admission to SMU will be given preferred consideration and receive early admission decisions as well as early consideration for scholarships and other financial aid available from the Perkins School.

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