Students initially apply to LSU Shreveport for admission to the program, but will attend classes at both LSUS and LSUHSC-Shreveport campuses and will follow their respective academic calendars. In addition to the general university requirements for admission to graduate studies, as outlined in the university catalog, an applicant for admission to the Master of Public Health Degree program must meet the following requirements for unconditional admission:
Have earned a Baccalaureate Degree from an accredited university or college and provide-official transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate institutions.
Provide a GRE or MCAT test score taken within last five years (applicants with M.D. or Ph.D. in a health related discipline in the U.S. do not have to take the GRE).
Students must have a GRE score of at least 1000 on the combined verbal and quantitative portions.
Scores of 550 or better on the written version, or 213 or better on the computer-based version, of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) for international applicants. International students whose native language is English or who have attended a college or university in the United States for at least one year are not required to submit TOEFL scores, but must have acceptable scores on the General Test section of the GRE. International students who do not have suitable scores on the TOEFL and the verbal section of the GRE must write a brief essay. If the essay does not evidence the skills necessary for graduate-level work, the essay will serve as a placement tool into a scholarly writing course that will not be counted toward a graduate degree. Students must pass this course to continue in the program.
Submit three letters of recommendation.
Submit a typewritten, personal narrative (2-3 pages) that is a professional statement explaining your interest in the area of Public Health and your future goals.
A personal interview is required.