How To Apply

MSA Students

How to Apply

Submit all admissions materials at least 30 days prior to the start of the semester in which you 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 you earned a bachelor’s degree.
  3. Scores GMAT. The GMAT is administered by the LU Career & Testing Center. Scores may not be more than five years old.

The GMAT score cannot be waived unless the applicant meets one of the following:

  • The applicant has a Ph.D., J.D., M.D. or other terminal degree
  • The applicant earned an undergraduate accounting degree from an accredited domestic university with a minimum accounting GPA of 3.0 and a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0
  • The applicant earned a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 in accounting leveling courses taken at Lamar University as a post baccalaureate student
  • A student has successfully completed the Graduate Certificate in Professional Accounting from Lamar University 

Transcripts and test scores should be sent to:

Lamar University
Graduate Admissions 
P.O. Box 10009
Beaumont, TX 77710

International Students

For general university requirements, including score requirements for English language proficiency, please visit the International Graduate Information page.

Lamar University
Graduate Admissions
P.O. Box 11614
Beaumont TX 77710  


Admissions Deadlines

Application Deadlines

Domestic applications must be received 30 days before Fall, Spring, or Summer registration
The international applications must be received by the following dates:
Term  Priority Deadline  Final Deadline 
Fall (August) April 15 July 1
Spring (January) September 1 December 1
Summer (June) January 15 April 15

Admission Requirements

Our formula for determining admission takes into account your undergraduate GPA and your score on the GMAT (Graduate Management Admission Test).

(GPA x 200) + GMAT score = 1,050

Admission can also be determined based on your GPA for the last 60 hours of undergraduate coursework.  Points from the formula above using the GPA for the last 60 hours of coursework would need to equal or exceed 1,100.

If you have an undergraduate degree in accounting from an accredited domestic university, you must have earned a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA in all undergraduate accounting courses and a minimum overall GPA of 3.0 to be admitted to the Traditional M.S.A. program.