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Graduate Admission Procedure

Fully completed applications must be submitted to the LSU Graduate School BY THE DEADLINES LISTED BELOW for the semester applying.

A fully completed application includes the following:

  • An online application to the LSU Graduate School including statement of purpose (required), CV/Resume (optional), and writing sample (optional). CV/Resume and writing sample are highly recommended
  • ALL OFFICIAL transcripts from all universities attended
  • OFFICIAL GRE scores
  • OFFICIAL TOEFL /or/ IELTS scores (International applicants only)
  • Three (3) letters of recommendation submitted via the online application for admission
  • Attempt to contact a department faculty member in order to gain a potential advisor upon admission into the program. If a faculty member agrees, please e-mail Peter Clift with the information

Please Note: Due to the nature of competitive admission, meeting the minimum requirements does NOT guarantee admission to the program.

Deadlines for Fully Completed Applications:

  • Fall: January 1st
  • Spring: October 1st

Do not apply for any other semester

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