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Admission Requirements


To be considered for admission to the M.Ed. Curriculum and Instruction program, Master of Business Administration program or Master of Science in Nonprofit Administration program, students must first meet the LSUS Graduate School admission requirements, as follows:

For unconditional admission to graduate study, students must be in satisfactory standing at the last institution attended and meet all admission requirements of a degree program. Further, graduate student applicants who do not possess a previously-earned graduate degree must have a minimum 2.75 GPA on the undergraduate degree (on a 4.0 scale) or a 2.75 GPA (on a 4.0 scale) in the last 60 hours attempted in the degree program. In addition, a minimum 3.0 GPA (on a 4.0 scale) is required on any graduate work attempted, with no grades of D or F. MBA and MS Non-Profit applicants who possess a graduate degree previously earned from a university accredited by the proper regional association and a minimum 3.0 GPA (on a 4.0 scale) on all graduate work attempted are eligible for unconditional admission to graduate study without regard to the undergraduate GPA. Unconditional Admission is not applicable to the MEDCI program.

The individual degree program admission requirements are:

  • GPA: All applicants to the Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction (MEDCI) degree program must have an undergraduate GPA of 2.75 for unconditional admission. In addition, a 3.0 GPA is required on any graduate work previously attempted with no more than 6 credit hours with a grade of "C" and no grades of "F".
  • Academic Standing: Graduate students must be in satisfactory standing at the last institution that they attended.
  • Entrance Exam: GRE score of 286 is required for applicants with a 2.50-2.74 GPA.
  • Eligibility Documentation: ONE of the following is required:
    1. Current teaching certification (any state)
    2. Letter of recommendation documenting at least one year of related professional educational experience including, but not limited to, teaching the following: nursing school, cosmetology school, after school programming, commercial college teaching, or community college.
  • GPA: All applicants to the Master of Education in Educational Leadership degree program must have an undergraduate GPA of 2.5 In addition, a 3.0 GPA is required on any graduate work previously attempted, with no grades of 'D" or "F."
  • Academic Standing: Graduate students must be in satisfactory standing at the last institution that they attended.
  • Entrance Exam: GRE score of 288 (generated by adding the verbal and quantitative scores). This requirement is waived for those who already hold a master’s degree or have an undergraduate grade point average of 3.0 or better on a 4.0 scale.
  • Eligibility Documentation: Current teaching certification from any state.
  • Letter of Recommendation/Support: All applicants must submit a letter of recommendation and support from their current supervisor. The letter must outline the applicant's success as a teacher as well as affirm the supervisor is willing to serve as a mentor for the student especially during the completion of the internship.
  • Graduate degree from a regionally accredited university, with a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA and must be in good standing at previous university. Additionally, a 3.0 GPA is required on any graduate work previously attempted with no more than 6 credit hours with a grade of "C" and no grades of "F". or
  • Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited university, with minimum 3.0 overall GPA or minimum 3.0 GPA in last 60 semester hours of courses, or
  • Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited university, with minimum 2.5 overall GPA or minimum 2.75 GPA in last 60 semester hours of courses, AND at least three years of continuous professional work experience*, or
  • Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited university, (with a minimum 2.5 overall GPA or a minimum 2.75 GPA in last 60 semester hours of courses), and
    1. a minimum GMAT score of 450 and
    2. a minimum score of 1,000 points based on 200 points times the GPA plus the GMAT score (for example an overall 2.5 GPA and a 500 GMAT would result in a total of 1,000, which is acceptable).

* Professional experience is determined on a case-by-case basis using a resume, and any requested supporting documents. Our admissions committee evaluates an individual's accomplishments, roles, and responsibilities to determine the total number of years of professional experience. Normally, professional experience begins at the point of graduation; however, LSU Shreveport may consider prior work experience based on type of experience.

  • GPA: A minimum 2.5 grade point average on the undergraduate degree (on a 4.0 scale) or a 2.75 GPA (on a 4.0 scale) in the last 60 hours attempted in the degree program. Additionally, a 3.0 GPA is required on any graduate work previously attempted with no more than 6 credit hours with a grade of "C" and no grades of "F".
  • Academic Standing: Graduate students must be in satisfactory standing at the last institution that they attended.
  • Entrance Exam: No GRE is required.

All international applicants must meet regular admission requirements. In addition, you may be required to submit the following additional information.

  1. Complete the graduate application
  2. $30 application fee
  3. TOEFL/IELTS scores
    1. If your native language is not English, you must submit a score of at least 550 on the paper administered test, 80 on the Internet-based version, or 213 on the computer-based version on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) unless a degree has been obtained from an accredited United States institution. Additional information regarding the exams can be found at www.teofl.org or www.ielts.org.
    2. Applicants may be exempt, if they meet ONE of the following criteria:
      • U.S. Citizens (this includes U.S. territories: Puerto Rico, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, the U.S, Virgin Islands, and American Samoa)
      • Permanent resident
      • Citizen of a TOEFL/IELTS exempt country. Exempted countries can be verified here.
  4. An official transcript must be sent directly to Admissions and Records by the registrar of ALL college and university attended, including both graduate and undergraduate work and showing all degrees previously awarded.
    1. Post-secondary level or college academic records from each institution attended outside the United States of America require an English translated course-by-course evaluation from one of the three approved evaluation service providers. The three approved evaluation service providers are:
  5. Hand delivered evaluations must remain in the original, sealed, unopened envelope to be considered official. All official mailed transcripts must be sent to:
Office of Admissions and Record
LSUS
One University Place
Shreveport, Louisiana 71115

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