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Admissions & Financial Aid

Graduate Admissions

Graduate students must have a minimum 2.5 undergraduate grade point average on the undergraduate degree (on a 4.0 scale) or a 2.75 grade point average (on a 4.0 scale) in the last 60 hours attempted in the degree program. In addition, a 3.0 grade point average (on a 4.0 scale) is required on any graduate work attempted, with no grades of D or F received in completed graduate work.  Students meeting these criteria will be unconditionally admitted to graduate studies. Students must also meet specific program requirements.

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
An official transcript must be sent directly to the Office of Admissions and Records by the registrar of each college and university attended, including both graduate and undergraduate work showing all degrees previously awarded by the deadline. 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