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Master of Public Health


Application Instructions


The Master of Public Health Program has two admission terms per year. Students may apply to start the program at the beginning of the fall semester (August start date) or spring semester (January start date). Students must complete their applications by the following application deadlines:


Application Deadlines:

·         June 30 for application to the fall semester (August start date)

·         November 30 for application to the spring semester (January start date)


To complete an application for admission, applicants must submit the following application materials by the respective application deadline:


#1) Complete LSU Shreveport application at  Students initially apply to LSU Shreveport for admission to the program, but will attend classes at both LSUS and LSUHSC-Shreveport campuses.


#2) Submit official transcripts from all college-level institutions ever attended to:


LSUS Office of Admissions and Records

One University Place, AD-168

Shreveport, Louisiana 71115


Or electronically to

#3) Submit three letters of recommendation and a personal narrative (2-3 typed pages) that is a professional statement explaining your interest in the area of Public Health and your future goals to the Program Director at:


Louisiana State University Shreveport

ATTN: Master of Public Health Program

One University Place

Shreveport, LA 71115


Or electronically to

Admission Requirements


For admission to the Master of Public Health program, applicants must meet the below minimum requirements. No GRE scores are required for admission.


·         Applicants must have earned a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university by the first day of class.

·         Applicants who do not possess a previously-earned graduate degree must have a minimum 2.5 GPA on the undergraduate degree (on a 4.0 scale) OR a 2.75 GPA (on a 4.0 scale) in the last 60 hours attempted in the degree program. In addition, a minimum 3.0 GPA (on a 4.0 scale) is required on any graduate work attempted, with no grades of D or F.

·         Applicants who do possess a graduate degree previously earned from a university accredited by the proper regional association and a minimum 3.0 GPA (on a 4.0 scale) on all graduate work attempted are eligible for unconditional admission to graduate study without regard to the undergraduate GPA.


LSU Shreveport welcomes international students for admission to its graduate programs. An international student is any student who is not an American citizen, does not have a permanent resident card, or will require a visa to study in the United States. For more information on the additional international admission requirements, follow this link:



Contact the Program Director, Dr. Jill Rush-Kolodzey at or (318) 797-5218.

To check on the status of your application and transcripts, please contact the LSUS Office of Admission and Records at (318)797-5061 or

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