Student Admissions


The Master of Public Health Program has two admission terms per year. Students may apply to start the program at the beginning of the fall semester (August start date) or spring semester (January start date). Students must complete their applications by the following application deadlines:

Application Deadlines:
June 30 for application to the fall semester (August start date)
November 30 for application to the spring semester (January start date)

The following are the minimum admission requirements for application to the Master of Public Health Program:

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.

4. Three letters of recommendation submitted to the Program Director. 

5. Applicants are required to complete an online asynchronous interview.

6. 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.

How to Apply

1. Complete LSU Shreveport application. 

Students initially apply to LSU Shreveport for admission to the program, but will attend classes at both LSU Shreveport and LSU Health Shreveport campuses. 

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.

2. 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.

3. Submit three letters of recommendation the Program Director at:

Louisiana State University Shreveport
ATTN: Master of Public Health Program
One University Place
Shreveport, LA 71115

Or electronically to



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