How to Apply

Students looking to pursue a graduate degree at Lamar University can choose from over 40 master's degree, 5 doctoral degree and several certificate programs. To be eligible for graduate admission, a student must have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution.

Graduate admission at Lamar University is competitive, and requirements vary by department. Please refer to your degree program's website for specific requirements and standards beyond those listed here. Simply search your program of interest in the top right search bar to navigate to the departmental website.

Admissions Requirements

Prospective graduate students should submit all admissions materials at least 30 days prior to the start of the semester in which they wish to begin studies.  Upon receipt of all university-required documents, the Admissions Office will forward your file to your desired academic department for an admission decision.

Graduate Application Requirements:

    1. Complete the admissions application at ApplyTexas.
    2. Submit official transcripts/evaluations for
      • The conferred bachelor's or master's degree required for the intended program from a regionally accredited US institution or its equivalent.
      • The most recent institution of attendance if it differs from the institution of the conferred degree.
    3. Submit scores on the GRE or GMAT* 
      • Both tests are administered by the LU Career & Testing Center.
      • Use school code 6360 for GRE.
        *Scores may not be more than five years old.
        **Some test waivers may apply. See department for more information.

For additional information on graduate admissions, please consult the College of Graduate Studies or the academic department in which you wish to pursue a graduate degree.

Have you completed all steps but are missing your acceptance letter?

Admissions materials should be sent to:

Lamar University
Graduate Admissions 
P.O. Box 11614 (on campus programs)
P.O. Box 10017 (100% online programs)
Beaumont, TX 77710

or send electronic transcripts to:


Before attending on-campus classes, students under age 22 must either receive a vaccination against bacterial meningitis or meet criteria to decline. Get more information on this vaccination requirement.

Application Deadlines

Fall 2024

Priority Deadline: April 15, 2024
Final Deadline: July 1, 2024
Application: August 1, 2024
Documents: August 8, 2024

Spring 2025

Priority Deadline: September 1, 2024
Final Deadline: December 1, 2024
Application: December 26, 2024
Documents: January 2, 2025
*All applications must be submitted by 5:00pm central time

How to Apply to Graduate School