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Catalog/Bulletin 2019-2020 
    
Catalog/Bulletin 2019-2020 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Admissions



BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN PUBLIC HEALTH

The School of Public Health’s minimum requirement for admissions are as follows:

Students will apply to the School of Public Health for admission into the program for their Junior and Senior years (60 credits).

Prerequisite courses fulfill the Louisiana Board of Regents General Education Requirements for the Bachelor of Science degree.

Prerequisite Courses:

Mathematics/Statistics (6)
English Composition (6)
Arts (3)
Humanities (9)
Natural Sciences (12)*
Social Sciences (9)
General Electives (15)

*Must include a two-course Life or Physical Science sequence

GRADUATE PROGRAMS

The LSUHSC School of Public Health accepts applications for the MPH, MS and PhD programs through the Schools of Public Health Application Service (SOPHAS). All application materials for degree programs (with the exception of joint degree programs) must be submitted through that service.

Minimum requirements

The LSUHSC School of Public Health minimum requirements for admissions area as follows.
1. A baccalaureate degree from a college or university approved by a regional accrediting agency;
2. Grade point average of 3.0 or higher from undergraduate and graduate work on a 4-point scale and based on all work for which a grade is given;
3. Submission of official Gradaute Record Exam (GRE) scores from the Educational Testing Service (ETS) taken within five years of application date.  Our institution code is 1316.
4. Satisfactory standing at the most recent educational institution attended.
 
International students must also submit

1. Current scores from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).  For those international applicants who have completed a degree in the U.S., a TOEFL will be waived.

2. An official World Education Services (WES) report.  The WES converts educational credentials from any country in the world into their US equivalents.  It describes each certificate, diploma or degree that has been earned and states its academic equivalency in the United States.

You may contact the LSUSHC SPH Office of Academic Affairs at ibilli@lsuhsc.edu, or phone (504) 568.5700 if you have questions.

Deadlines

The LSUSHC School of Public Health offers BSPH, MPH, MS and PhD degrees.  Deadlines vary by program and semester of entry.  Deadlines for US and international students also differ.  To view details, please see the SPH website and/or visit www.SOPHAS.org.

JOINT PROGRAMS
MD/MPH

To gain the most in-depth information on the MD/MPH Program, indicate interest in the MD/MPH on the secondary application to LSU Health New Orleans School of Medicine.  Applicants interested in the MD/MPH will apply to a specific MPH concentration:

Application Requirements:

  1. Acceptance by LSU Health New Orleans School of Medicine
  2. MPH Application for Dual MD/MPH Students
  3. Authorization to Release Medical School Records
  4. 1-page goal statement on why you wish to pursue an MPH degree
  5. MPH Application for Dual MD/MPH Students
  6. All pieces must be submitted to Isabel Billiot, ibilli@lsuhsc.edu

MSW/MPH

Applicants are required to meet the admission requirements for both the LSU Graduate School and the LSUHSC School of Public Health. Separate applications must be made to both the LSU Graduate School and LSUHSC SPH and the appropriate test scores provided.

Application Requirements:

  1. Acceptance by LSU School of Social Work
  2. MPH Application for MSW/MPH Students
  3. Authorization to Release School of Social Work Records
  4. Resume/CV
  5. 1-page goal statement stating why you wish to pursue an MPH degree
  6. An application fee of $30 payable to LSU Health School of Public Health
  7. All pieces must be submitted to Isabel Billiot, ibilli@lsuhsc.edu

DVM/MPH

Applicants are required to meet the admission requirements for both the LSU School of Veterinary Medicine and the LSUHSC School of Public Health. Separate applications must be made to both the LSU School of Veterinary Medicine and LSUHSC SPH and the appropriate test scores provided.

Application Requirements:

  1. Acceptance by LSU School of Veterinary Medicine
  2. MPH Application for DVM/MPH Students
  3. Authorization to Release School of Veterinary Medicine Records
  4. Resume/CV
  5. 1-page goal statement stating why you wish to pursue an MPH degree
  6. An application fee of $30 payable to LSU Health School of Public Health
  7. All pieces must be submitted to Isabel Billiot, ibilli@lsuhsc.edu