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Graduate Studies


If you are looking to further your education through a masters or doctoral degree, you have come to the right place. The Office of Graduate Studies can assist post-baccalaureate students with the opportunity to further their educational goals through programs of study, teaching, and research in an environment that promotes freedom of expression, intellectual inquiry, and professional integrity. The Office of Graduate Studies also assists the development of degree programs that are relevant and responsive to the needs of its students and the students' communities.

Students interested in pursuing a graduate degree at LSU Shreveport 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. Applicants for graduate study should also be in satisfactory standing at the last institution attended. Students meeting these criteria will be unconditionally admitted to graduate study. To be admitted to a specific program, students must also meet additional program admission requirements which may include submission of exam scores (GRE, GMAT, or MCAT), interview, writing samples, proof of certification, and/or letters of recommendation. Please contact the Graduate Studies office for more information on the admission requirements of individual programs.

For information on Graduate Studies specific program admission requirements, please click on the specific program webpage listed under the GRADUATE PROGRAMS tab (see the left of this page). For additional questions, please contact Jennie Bynog, Associate Director of Admissions, at (318) 797-5249 or at

Graduate Policies and Procedures Manual 

This handbook should be used by both students and faculty for information and appropriate forms concerning the Graduate Council, graduate faculty membership and teaching loads, curricula, assistantships, and graduate appeals procedures.

To view the manual, click Graduate Policies and Procedures Manual.

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