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)


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 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 upon application. 

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.

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

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.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion 

In the School of Allied Health Professions’ admissions and recruitment processes, we pursue diverse cohorts of students in each program to enhance the learning experiences of all of our students, and foster an open and welcoming environment that promotes inclusion, respect, and compassion.

LSU Health Shreveport adopts a definition of diversity that embraces a broad spectrum of human expression and characteristics that include but are not limited to race, ethnicity, gender/gender identity, social and cultural attributes, abilities, sexual orientation, religion, rural or metropolitan background, military or veteran status, and age. In addition, diversity also includes life experiences, record of service, and other talents and personal attributes that enhance the work and learning atmosphere. We are dedicated to building an inclusive and diverse community through the recruitment, enrollment, hiring, and retention/graduation of students, faculty, staff, and leadership who meet this definition of diversity.


Sandra Darby
MPH Program Coordinator
(318) 813-7285

Jill Rush-Kolodzey, MD, DrPH
Assistant Program Director

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