How to Apply

Students looking to pursue a graduate degree at Lamar University can choose from 36 master's and five doctoral degree 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 the departmental catalog entry, sorted by degree program, for specific requirements and standards beyond those listed here.

Admission 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.

Required admissions materials include:

  1. An admissions application completed online through the Apply Texas system.
  2. Official transcripts (maximum of two*) are required, including:
    1. Transcript from the institution of conferred bachelor's or master's degree required for the program you intend to apply to.
    2. If applicable – Transcript from college of most recent attendance if it differs from the institution of the conferred degree.
      *Department or program may require additional official transcripts be submitted.
  3. Scores on the GRE or GMAT (for M.B.A. applicants). Both tests are administered by the LU Career & Testing Center. Scores may not be more than five years old. Use school code 6360 for GRE.

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 using the links on the Academics page.

Check your admission status if you have already applied and have not received an acceptance letter.

Admissions materials should be sent to:

Lamar University
Graduate Admissions 
P.O. Box 11614 (on campus programs) or
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

Spring 2023

Application: December 1, 2022
Documents: December 1, 2022
Application: December 27, 2022
Documents: January 3, 2023
*Applications must be submitted by 5:00pm central time

How to Apply to Graduate School