Admission to the Graduate Program

Students seeking admission to this program must meet all general requirements of the College. Additional requirements are as follows:

  1. The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is required.  A minimum GRE quantitative score of 160 is required for departmental admission.
  2. For applicants whose native language is not English, an IELTS or TOEFL score is required as indicated at the Lamar University website.
  3. Demonstrable knowledge of programming in a high-level language and operating systems is required. The two options are either taking equivalency exams or enrolling in leveling courses and passing with a grade of ‘B’ or higher.

Applications for admission into the Lamar University M.S. program must include the following information:

  • Cover letter. Specifically indicate if you wish to be considered for admission. An attached resume is optional, but suggested.
  • Official transcripts. Request that official transcripts from all institutions for higher learning previously attended be sent directly to the following address along with any questions or requests.
  • Application form
  • GRE scores (minimum of 160 GRE in the Quantitative section). Use code 6360 to send scores to LU. Request that your official GRE score report be sent directly to Lamar University at the address below

For application materials and information about admission, housing. or financial aid, contact: 

Office of Graduate Admissions Lamar University 
P.O. Box 10078 Beaumont, TX 77710. 
409-880-8356. Fax:(409) 880-8414 

Non-United States citizens must also submit the following information:

    • TOEFL Or IELTS scores. Request that your TOEFL Or IELTS scores be sent directly to the Office of the International Student Advisor, P.O. Box 10078, Beaumont, Texas 77710 E-Mail: 
    • The international form and any accompanying supplementary materials requested. 
      Deadlines to apply : (For full scholarship consideration, applicants should submit materials by the priority deadline. Applications received after the final deadline will be considered for the following semester. Applicants should submit materials as soon as possible to allow time for visa interview appointments at the U.S. Embassy or Consulate, which may have wait times of days or weeks.)
    • College of Engineering and College of Arts and Sciences Graduate Applicants (International Students only). Submit official transcript(s) from all post-secondary institutions attended with an original signature of a school official or an original school seal. If transcripts are in a language other than English, an official translation from the school, recognized translator or translation verified by a United States Embassy or Consulate must accompany the native language transcript. Transcripts should arrive in a sealed envelope, directly from the sending institution or recognized translator. Faxed, emailed, and/or notarized scanned copies will not be accepted. Your transcripts will be evaluated within the College.
      For Fall (August)
      Priority Deadline: April 15 
      Final Deadline: July 1
      For Spring (January)
      Priority Deadline: September 1
      Final Deadline: December 1M.
      For Summer (June)
      Priority Deadline: January 15
      Final Deadline: April 15

Lamar University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action educational institution and employer. Students, faculty and staff members are selected without regard to their race, color, creed, sex, age or national origin, consistent with the Assurance of Compliance with Title Vl of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; Executive Order 11246 as issued and amended; Tale lX of the Education Amendments of 1972, as amended; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.

    • If you are wanting information concerning departmental requirements for graduation see:

Degree Requirements


Scholarships are generally offered on the basis of the quantitative portion of the GRE exam and are given at the time the Department reviews the applicant’s application. We do not consider need as one of the reasons for giving aid. The only criteria are GRE scores, undergraduate Grade Point Average (GPA), and academic background. Thus, the financial statement that applicants are required to give Lamar University as part of the application process has no influence on whether we offer the student a scholarship or not.

Admission to Candidacy

After removal of all deficiencies and upon completion of an additional 12 hours of graduate credit, the student is required to submit a formal degree plan to the Computer Science Graduate Adviser and the Dean of the Graduate School. Every student must submit a G3 form to the Graduate Studies office before she/he completes the final nine hours of graduate credit in the degree plan.

Admission to candidacy is granted by the Dean of the Graduate School after the degree plan has been approved.

Download G-3 Form