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Application Deadlines:

Track #1: Traditional, Face-to-Face (2 start dates/year):
  • June 30 for application to the fall semester (August start date)
  • November 30 for application to the spring semester (January start date)
Track #2: Accelerated, 100% Online (6 start dates/year): 

Application Term

Application Deadline*

Classes begin

Summer 1C April 27, 2020 May 11, 2020
Summer 1D June 22, 2020 July 6, 2020
Fall 1C August 10, 2020 August 31, 2020
Fall 1D October 5, 2020 October 26, 2020

*Deadline for complete applications: all transcripts, letters of recommendations, and online interview received.

Application Instructions: 

1. Complete LSU Shreveport application and indicate your delivery track: 

  • For face-to-face program select, Master of Public Health (K2020)
  • For 100% online program select, Accelerated Online Master of Public Health (K2100) 

2. Pay the $20 Application Fee ($30 for International Students). 

Payable by credit card on MyLSUS OR by check or money order sent to LSUS Accounting Services. Please be sure to include the student's name and social security number.

3. Submit official transcripts from all college-level institutions ever attended to:

LSUS Office of Admissions and Records
One University Place, AD-168
Shreveport, Louisiana 71115

Or electronically to via secure means, i.e., eSCRIP-SAFE, Parchment, etc.

4. Letters of Recommendation:

Applicants are required to provide 3 letters of recommendation to the MPH Program. To facilitate this process, please send the following survey link to your references: This evaluation survey should take about 5 minutes to complete and fulfills the requirement for the letters of recommendation.

5. Interview: 

Approved applicants will be invited to participate in a Sparkhire interview via email.

6. International Student Requirements:

The MPH welcomes applications from international students. An international student is any student who is not an American citizen, does not have a permanent resident card, or will require a visa to study in the United States. For more information on the additional international admission requirements, click here.

Admission Criteria:

1. Baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited U.S. college or university by the first day of class in the MPH Program. 

2. Applicants who do not possess a previously-earned graduate degree must have a minimum 3.0 cumulative undergraduate GPA (on a 4.0 scale) OR a 3.0 GPA (on a 4.0 scale) in the last 60 hours attempted in the undergraduate 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.

3. Applicants who do 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.


Jill Rush, MD, DrPH, Director
(318) 797-5218 or (318) 813-2905

To check on the status of your application and transcripts, contact the LSUS Office of Admissions and Records at (318) 797-5061 or