Applications and supporting materials for all graduate study must be submitted through the online application site for the LSU Graduate School: http://www.lsu.edu/gradapply. Official transcripts, official test scores, and other materials that come from third-party sources must be mailed to: Graduate Admissions, 114 West David Boyd Hall, Baton Rouge, LA 70803. These paper documents are stored electronically and departments have access to all materials submitted by and/or on behalf of a student applying to graduate study.
Applications for admission are received and evaluated by the department throughout the year. Applicants must adhere to the application deadlines established by the Graduate School. Applications are continuously evaluated and students may be admitted for any semester. To ensure full consideration for financial assistance, applicants are encouraged to submit their materials by February 1 for admission in the Fall semester.
Students seeking admission must submit satisfactory credentials from previous study, including a Bachelor’s degree in a related field, acceptable GRE scores (GMAT can be used for admission to the sport management specialization), and three letters of recommendation. The target GRE score is 295-300 (combined verbal and quantitative sections), but students may be admitted with lower scores with high undergraduate GPAs and strong letters of recommendation. The department adheres to the minimum GPA requirement of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale set by the LSU Graduate School for regular admission. International students whose native language is not English must also submit an acceptable TOEFL or IELTS score according to the standards set by the LSU Graduate School. Meeting the minimum entrance requirements does not ensure acceptance into the program. The department accepts qualified students whose interests and goals are consistent with our areas of specialization. Full admission is granted when students meet the minimum standards and a graduate faculty member agrees to serve as their advisor. If a student does not meet all requirements, he or she may be admitted provisionally.