BSPH Degree Program Instructions

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:
  • Transcripts for each college/university attended
  • Letter of Interest
  • Applications for August 2020 will be open on September 1, 2019
  • Upload transcripts and letter of interest in the online application
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
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.


MPH, MS, and PhD Programs Instructions

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.

Application Requirements:
  • Official transcripts
  • Statement of Purpose and Objectives
  • Your resume or CV
  • Letters of Recommendation (3)
  • PhD students only: GRE Scores

Additionally, most international students will have a few more elements that need to be provided during the application process.  For more information, please see our guidance for International Applicants.

Status of Application

The applicant is notified by LSUHSC-NO School of Public Health, Office of Academic Affairs via email as the ones application goes through the process of verification and possible approval. 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.

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