School of Graduate Studies

School of Graduate Studies Admissions

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We are now accepting applications for Fall 2024! 

Application Deadlines

  • The Next Submission Deadline for Application Review is March 4, 2024.
  • All qualified students, regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, sex, or gender, are given careful consideration
  • Applications received after March 4, 2024 will only be reviewed and considered for admission if spots are available in the program.
  • For more information and links to our basic science programs, visit the School of Graduate Studies website.

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Admission Requirements and Criteria for Applicant Evaluation:

  • B.S. degree from a college or university approved by a regional accrediting agency(transcripts* must be provided)
    • *Transcripts from each college or university attended should be mailed directly to: 
      GradCAS Transcript Processing Center
      P.O. Box 9217
      Watertown, MA 02471
  • GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale on both undergraduate and graduate work
  • Research experience
  • Course work in the life sciences
  • Two letters of recommendation/evaluation
  • Personal statement outlining academic background, career objectives, & research activities
  • GRE test scores (Code 6600) - Optional
  • TOEFL score of ≥ 90 (Code B886) or IELTS score* of ≥ 7; (international students only)
    • *LSUHSC-NO is registered to receive IELTS scores electronically through GradCAS. Applicants must contact the IELTS test center where the IELTS test was taken to request the official Test Report Form be sent electronically to the GradCAS E-Delivery account, thereby granting permission to share test results with CAS services. We do not accept unofficial copies of IELTS Test Report Forms from applicants. An institution code is NOT required.

Applications are reviewed holistically by members of an interdisciplinary admissions committee and referred to relevant basic science programs for secondary review, based on areas of applicant interest. Highly competitive applications will have a GPA of >3.2, significant research experience, advanced course work in the life sciences/chemistry, and excellent letters of reference.

The LSU Health Sciences Center at New Orleans utilizes the GradCAS Centralized Application Service (GradCAS). Applicants to all of our programs will apply online through this system. You can find our programs by searching for "LSUHSC" on the GradCAS website. 

To learn more about the application experience, visit the GradCAS Applicant Help Center.

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Information about Tuition and Fees can be found here:

Individuals who are interested in a post-baccalaureate program in the biomedical sciences may find out about the PREP program here: