The requirements for admission to the School of Graduate Studies are:
  • A baccalaureate degree from a college or university approved by a regional accrediting agency.
  • A grade point average of at least 2.5 for undergraduate work, and 3.0 for graduate work, on a 4 point scale and based upon all work for which a grade is given.
  • Good standing at the most recent educational institution attended.
  • International students must have recent Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores. Minimum score requirements vary with the degree program.  International students must also present acceptable scores (80 or better) on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) examination before they will be accepted as graduate students or at least a 6.5 overall band score on the IELTS. These examinations are offered several times a year throughout the world.
  • Final acceptance is contingent upon acceptance by one of the Departments offering graduate instruction leading to advanced degrees.
  • Note: Individual Departments may establish more stringent requirements than the minimal standards of the School of Graduate Studies. 

Frequently Asked Questions ...


Full-time PhD students receive a tuition waiver and stipend of $32,000.




For program-specific information, contact the program's graduate director.

Contact the School of Graduate Studies directly at any time.
Barbara Tillman
Project Coordinator
318-675-4523 (fax)

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