Application Procedures and Forms

  1. Application Form ► Complete the  School of Graduate Studies Application Form.

  2. Admissions Fee ► The admission fee for the School of Graduate Studies is $30. Make checks or money orders payable to "LSU Health Sciences Center." The fee of $30 must be submitted each time you apply to a program.

  3. Official Report of GRE Scores ► Request that the Educational Testing Service send this office (our code is 6600) an official report of your Graduate Record Exam (GRE) scores. We require that you take the GRE Aptitude Test. We also suggest that since it takes at least six weeks and sometimes longer for the official GRE reports to reach us, you might like to submit a photocopy of your "Student Copy" of the scores. This would enable the Admissions Committee to evaluate your application while waiting for the official scores to arrive. We require a total combined score of 1000 on the Verbal and Quantitative segments on tests taken before August 2011 or a combined score of 300 on tests taken August 2011 or later as a minimum for consideration.

  4. Official Transcripts ► Send one copy of your official transcript and one copy of your unofficial transcript from each college or university that you have attended (including other institutions in the LSU System). Transcripts that show transfer credits from other colleges you have attended are not acceptable. We require that the transcripts be sent from the Registrar’s Office of your University directly to this Office. Transcripts issued to students are not considered official.

  5. Goal Letter ► All programs require a letter from applicants stating your long-term and short-term goals in relation to your program of study. 

  6. Letters of Recommendation ► Arrange for two letters of recommendation to be sent to this office (preferably from professors who have taught you in the basic sciences). Use the Letter of Recommendation Form provided.

  7. TOEFL ► Foreign students must submit scores for both the Graduate Record Exam and the Test of English as a Foreign Language.

Send  the 7 items described above to the following address.

 Office of Student Affairs
School of Graduate Studies
LSU Health Sciences Center
433 Bolivar Street, Suite 826
New Orleans, LA 70112


Items may also be e-mail as attachments to the following e-mail address:

The completed application, including transcripts, letters of recommendation, goal letters, and GRE scores, will be sent to the Program for review and recommendation. Students will be notified of acceptance into the graduate program by the graduate coordinator or department head and then by the Dean of the School of Graduate Studies.

Your Application Is Your Responsibility!
You will not be notified if your application is incomplete.
You may telephone (504) 568-2211 if you wish to inquire
if all your materials have been received.



Please contact the individual departments regarding application deadlines!


Students once registered in the School of Graduate Studies who wish to resume work after an absence of more than one semester will be required to submit an application for re-admission at least ten days before registration. Supplementary transcripts must he submitted if any work has been taken at another institution during the interim. Exceptions to this requirement must be by successful petition of the Dean.