The ECE division admits new graduate students during the Fall and Spring semesters. New graduate students are not admitted during the Summer.
“Under department review” status indicates that the file is complete in the Graduate School and has been forwarded to the division for review. A file considered complete in the Graduate School does not necessary mean that the file is complete in the division. An application in the division in “under department review” status can either be:
It usually takes several days to several weeks depending on the time of year and faculty schedules. You can send an inquiry to firstname.lastname@example.org to check on the status of your application in the division.
You can contact the LSU Graduate School or you can send you request to the ECE Graduate Program Office at email@example.com. We will send your request graduate school to have your application updated to the following semester.
Your application to the Graduate School will expire in one year. You must reapply at APPLYYOURSELF and pay the application fee. Depending on how soon you reapply, you may not need to resend any supporting documents.
The ECE division offers fellowships and teaching assistantships to highly qualified incoming students. It also nominates qualified incoming students for other awards (such as diversity fellowships). In general, these awards are made to doctoral students joining the division during the Fall semester. Individual faculty may also offer research assistantships.
To receive full consideration, the deadlines for students who are not seeking an assistantship are October 15 (for the Spring semester) and April 15 (for the Fall semester). Students are not admitted during the summer and assistantship awards are normally made during the Fall. To receive full consideration for an assistantship you must apply by January 15. There may be separate deadlines for some awards. In all cases, your application must be complete within 30 days of the application deadline.
There is no minimum GRE score. It is one of several considerations used to arrive at an admission decision. Typically, most successful applicants have a GRE verbal of at least 400 and a GRE Math of at least 700. If required, the minimum TOEFL scores are Internet (79) Computer (213), Paper (550) and the minimum IELTS score is 6.5.
The admission decision depends on a number of factors including your academic record, GRE score, TOEFL score, Letters of Recommendation and your research interests. We do not have a GRE minimum and an overall aggregate of all of your credentials are taken into consideration. We cannot evaluate your chances until you have applied online to the LSU Graduate School and we have received your application materials. Without your application, we are not in a position to respond to queries concerning your chances of admission.
Graduate assistantships are offered on a competitive basis. If you receive an assistantship, you will be notified by the ECE Graduate Office as soon as a decision has been made.
Once we have received all required application materials, a division committee evaluates the application (this can take several days to several weeks depending on the time of year and faculty schedules). The division then, makes an admission RECOMMENDATION, and notifies the LSU Office of Graduate Admissions. The LSU Graduate School makes the FINAL decision on admission and notifies the applicant. The official decision is posted on the applicant's on-line application account and an e-mail notification is automatically sent to address that was provided by the applicant on the application. You can find more information at the LSU Graduate School Web site.