Admissions Requirements

Admissions Step 1 - University Application

Complete the Application Form via ApplyTexas and pay a one-time application fee of $25. For more information about admissions to the Lamar University Graduate Program, see

Submit official, sealed, transcripts from each institution attended to the Admissions Office. All degrees must be from a regionally accredited institution.

Mail to: Lamar University Online Admissions – P.O. Box 10017, Beaumont, TX 77710,


Submit electronically to

GRE Policy for the Master Degrees
  • Undergraduate GPA of 2.5 (institutional bachelor’s degree) requires no GRE
  • Applicants with a GPA below 2.5 in the institutional bachelor’s will not be admitted.
  • Upon acceptance and eligibility to remain in the program, students must maintain a 3.0 GPA average.

A master's degree is required for the Principal Certification and Superintendent Certification programs.

Step 2 - Department Application

1) Valid teaching certificate **
2) Two years teaching experience
3) Employed on a TEA approved public or private school campus (To determine whether your school is TEA approved, please use the following links: Public School  Private School)
4) Personal Essay
5) Reference from your Principal

Instructions for submitting the Department of Educational Leadership admissions requirements will be emailed to each applicant.

**Out-of-state students may not be required to meet this criteria
***Not applicable to out of state students unless taking the TExES Principal Exam
****Out-of-state students should check with their state department of education to determine if there are specific state requirements needed.
*****These requirements do not apply to the Digital Learning and Leading program. See Digital Learning and Leading admission requirements.

Please note that out-of-state or out-of-country candidates cannot be Texas principal certified unless all 300 practicum hours are completed on a TEA-approved campus.