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Graduation Information

Preparing for graduation is an exhilarating time, below are important steps to complete before the finale.  

Applying for Graduation 

Candidates for Post-Baccalaureate Certificate (PBC)

Construction Management PBC students should submit their application for certificate via email to Becky Labatut, and complete a degree audit. Students must have completed all 6 courses with at least a 2.0 GPA.

Candidates for Master's Degrees

Applicability of specific criteria will vary, depending on your program, but everyone is required complete the application for degree and the Online Program Degree Audit by the Graduate School deadline. For programs with a comprehensive exam, a Master’s Examination request must be submitted by the appropriate deadline.

Candidates for Graduate Certificates

Please provide one original copy, with all signatures, of the Online Graduate Certificate Application for Degree.


Graduation fees are dependent on the type of degree.  All fees should be paid to the Bursar's Office or through myLSU. Fees will appear on your regular fee bill.

Degree  Fee
Master's (Non-Thesis) 35.00USD
Master's (Thesis)  55.00USD



Important deadlines are listed on the Graduate Calendars. Please note important information about LSU Commencement and that LSU Online ceremonies coincide with the LSU academic year, not the LSU Online module/term schedule. Please review the appropriate LSU Online calendar for your intended graduation year:

Preparing for Graduation