Application Process

Applications and supporting materials for all graduate study must be submitted through the online application site for the LSU Graduate School: 

Check out the "Before You Apply" page for more application information: 

To be admitted to the MAT, MA, MEd, EdS, or PhD programs, a student must complete Graduate School application procedures by deadlines established by The Graduate School. Applicants will be expected to provide appropriate documentation upon request for admission into the various degree programs. Documents include transcripts, GRE, three letters of recommendation, and TOEFL or IELTS scores for international students whose native language is not English. Applicants are accepted all year with the exception of Counseling (see their webpage for specific dates).

All programs require an undergraduate cumulative GPA of 3.0, or the last 60 hours of course work. 
The following Master's programs are test optional and DO NOT require the GRE:

Educational Leadership MA
Educational Technology MA
Curriculum Studies MA
Higher Education MA
Education (includes Elementary, English, Social Studies, Literacy, Math, Science, Gifted Education and Special Education) Med
Holmes Elementary MAT
Holmes Secondary MAT

For remaining programs, Minimum requirements for admission are a score of 153 on the verbal and 144 on the quantitative sections of the GRE, Lower GRE scores may be considered contingent on the GPA.

After completed application materials are received from The Graduate School, faculty panels in each degree program review and make admission recommendations to the school director. Upon approval of the school, students are notified of acceptance by The Graduate School.


International Applicants

Visit the LSU International Services website for important deadlines, information about applying to LSU, and important forms.