Admission Requirements

University Admission Requirements 

College of Education and Human Development

  • Applicant must be a U.S. citizen or Permanent Resident.
  • Applicant must be from a state in which Lamar University is allowed to operate for the degree program to which they are applying. See https://www.lamar.edu/lu-online/graduation-information/states-approval.html
  • Complete online application at ApplyTexas.org. A one-time application fee of $25 will be assessed with the first course tuition.
  • Provide official transcripts from all colleges/universities attended*
  • Applicants must have an acceptable GPA: : Applicants with a 3.0 GPA in their Bachelor’s degree or a 3.0 in the last 60 hours of their Bachelor’s degree, as long as the total Bachelor’s degree GPA is no lower than 2.5, are admitted without a GRE requirement.  (If a applicant has at least 15 post-graduate hours, these hours may be used in tandem with a Bachelor’s degree with a GPA of between 2.5 and 2.999 to establish a GPA in the last 60 hours).
  • Those applicants who do not have the minimum GPA of 3.0 in either the Bachelor’s or the last 60 hours but do have a GPA between 2.5 and 2.999 in the last 60 hours are required to take the GRE. The College of Education and Human Development agree that new applicants admitted with a GRE requirement will be able to take 9 credit hours prior to supplying the required GRE score.
  • Applicants required to take the GRE must meet the institutional GRE and GPA standard according to the formula (GPA X 50) + GRE Verbal + GRE Quantitative =/or greater than 428. If the GRE was taken before 2011, the formula total must be =/or greater than 1350.
  • Applicants required to take the GRE must meet the institutional GRE and GPA standard according to the formula (GPA X 50) + GRE Verbal + GRE Quantitative =/or greater than 428. If the GRE was taken before 2011, the formula total must be =/or greater than 1350.

GRE taken before August 2011:

Acceptable (see above) GPA x 200 + (verbal = quantitative GRE score) =/or greater than 1350.

GRE taken after August 2011:

Acceptable (see above) GPA x 50 + GRE Verbal + GRE quantitative =/or greater than 428.

For applicants who tested prior to August of 2011, the ETS-provided conversion scale to current score scales will be used. For more information on the GRE go to http://www.ets.org/gre.

Department Admission Requirements

In addition to University admission requirements, the Department of Counseling and Special Populations requires the following for admission to the clinical mental health graduate program.

1) Complete and submit departmental questionnaire

As certification/licensure requirements may change without notice, it is the responsibility of the student to confirm the requirements for certification and/or licensure in their home state. It is also the responsibility of the student to evaluate and understand state requirements related to online education and out-of-state educational programs. There may be additional practice/testing requirements that students must meet in order to be eligible for certification/licensure.