Graduate Admission Requirements

Lamar University graduate teacher Jeff Dyson

Students who wish to pursue a graduate degree at Lamar University can choose from 36 masters’ 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.

Application 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 from each college or university attended, including the accredited institution from which the applicant earned a bachelor’s degree.
  3. Scores on the GRE or GMAT (for MBA 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.

Admissions materials should be sent to:

Lamar University
Graduate Admissions 
P.O. Box 11614
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 2020

Application: December 1, 2019
Documents: December 1, 2019
Application: January 3, 2020
Documents: January 10, 2020

Check Your Admission Status

Have you applied but not received your acceptance letter?