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Admissions & Financial Aid

Graduate Admissions

For unconditional admission to Graduate Studies, students must be in satisfactory standing at the last institution attended and meet all admissions requirements of a degree program.  Further, graduate student 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.  Graduate student 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.

Apply for Admissions using the Application For Admission
Or, click on the Apply Now button at the top of this page.  Paper applications for admission in Graduate Studies are no longer accepted, and you must apply online.  

Pay the $20 Application Fee ($30 for International Students)
Payable by credit card on MyLSUS
Payable by check or money order sent to LSUS Accounting Services. Please be sure to include the student's name and social security number.

Submit official transcripts from each college or university attended
Request an official transcript from all colleges or universities previously attended whether or not credit was earned.  Transcripts can be mailed directly to LSUS Admissions and Records Office or sent electronically to via secure means, i.e., eSCRIP-SAFE, Parchment, etc.  The student who has attended institutions outside the United States should submit complete academic records translated to English and certified as true and correct.

Submit Immunization Records Form

You may print the online form and mail to LSU Shreveport, fax to LSU Shreveport, or stop by the Graduate Studies Office and fill out the form.

Graduate Admissions Checklist