Aug 05, 2020  
Catalog/Bulletin 2014-2015 
Catalog/Bulletin 2014-2015 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]




The LSUHSC School of Public Health accepts applications through the Schools of Public Health Application Service (SOPHAS) @ All application materials for degree programs must be submitted through that service. 

Minimum requirements

 The LSUHSC School of Public Health minimum requirements for admission are 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 for undergraduate and graduate work on a 4-point scale and based on all work for which a grade is given;

 3. Submission of official Graduate Record Exam (GRE) scores from the Educational Testing Service (ETS) with a score of at least 300 on the new scale and 1000 on the old scale for the combined     Qualitativeand Verbal scores;

 4. Satisfactory standing at the most recent educational institution attended.

International students must also have

 1. A minimum score of 550 on the paper-based, 213 on the computer-based, or 79 on internet-based 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 U.S. equivalents. It describes each certificate, diploma or degree that has been earned and states its academic equivalency in the United States.

Additional materials to be sent directly to LSUHSC

Foreign Nationals must provide a copy of their passport and a signed letter (on bank letterhead) of adequate funding and a letter of sponsorship from a recognized sponsoring agency (on agency letterhead) in order to obtain a visa. Please note that the process of obtaining a visa may take 90 or more days.

Specific Program Requirements

 Acceptance is contingent upon recommendation by one of the programs. Note that specific programs may establish requirements that surpass the minimum standards of the School of Public Health.

Application to Additional LSUHSC Schools

Graduate students in the School of Public Health who later apply for admission to the LSUHSC-School of Medicine, or any other LSUHSC professional school or training program, shall not be enrolled in the professional school or training program until they have completed the public health degree toward which they are working. However, students may apply to be in the LSUHSC School of Medicine and School of Public Health to pursue both degrees concurrently, beginning in the summer of their first year of medical studies.

You may contact the LSUHSC SPH Office of Admissions and Student Affairs at or phone (504) 568-5773 if you have questions.


The LSUHSC School of Public Health offers MPH, MS and PhD degree programs. Deadlines vary by program and semester of entry. Some programs admit students in all three semesters, but others do not. There are numerous deadlines for fall, spring and summer semesters of each year. Also, international students also have deadlines which vary from US applicant deadlines. Please see the SOPHAS listing for full details.