BSPH Degree Program

The School of Public Health is committed to preparing strong, innovative and diverse public health leaders and scientists. Admission to the public health programs is done on a competitive basis. Applicants are evaluated and accepted by the admissions committee based on their academic credentials, work and service experience. Diversity is a priority in admissions, the committee strives to select applicants that are well prepared academically from diverse ethnic, cultural and economic backgrounds. Admissions will be made on a rolling basis after January 1 of each year.

Application Requirements:
Prerequisite Courses Credit Hours
Arts 3 hours
English 6 hours
Humanities 9 hours
Mathematics/Statistics 6 hours
Natural Sciences 12 hours
Social Sciences 9 hours
Application Process:

Application to the Bachelor of Science in Public Health program is done online, and may be accessed by clicking here:

Transcripts and supplemental documents can be uploaded in the online application.

Status of Application

Upon receipt of a completed application, the applicant is notified by LSUHSC-NO School of Public Health, Office of Academic Affairs.  The Office of Academic Affairs will also inform applicants of any missing or incomplete documentation. An applicant will not be considered by the admissions committee until the application is complete. It is the applicant’s responsibility to provide all materials by the specified deadline. Applications will be accepted until July 31.

Graduate Programs

The LSUHSC School of Public Health has joined the Association of Schools and Programs in Public Health’s Schools of Public Health Application Service (SOPHAS), a centralized admissions system.  SOPHAS will require that you list all university courses that you have taken and designate the grades assigned to you in these courses. Additionally, for application specifically to LSUHSC School of Public Health, you will need to provide SOPHAS:

  • Official transcripts
  • The GRE or MCAT score (which you may “self report” on the SOPHAS site prior to receipt of official GRE or MCAT report by SOPHAS and LSUHSC; the GRE site code for LSUHSC SPH is 1316)
  • Statement of Purpose and Objectives
  • Your resume or CV
  • Letters of Recommendation (3)

You may access the SOPHAS website ( to see all of the LSUHSC deadlines for admissions.

Please note that all applications for MPH, MS, and PhD must be processed through SOPHAS, unless otherwise specified.