Graduate Applicants

Students wishing to seek a Master's level degree at Southeastern:

  1. Must have completed a four year U.S. bachelor's degree or a comparable degree program in a foreign country.

  2. Must have taken the TOEFL or IELTS*:

  3. Must meet minimum scores required by the individual departments on standardized tests (GRE, GMAT, PRAXIS, etc.)

  4. Must meet all other requirements as set forth by the individual departments. Please see the Research and Graduate Programs page for further information. Conditional admission cannot be offered to an international student on the F1 or J1 visas.

Note* Any student who has studied in the United States for one full year in an academic program is not required to take the TOEFL or IELTS.

      • Minimum TOEFL scores required - 500 paper-based, 173 computer-based, and 61 Internet-based.

      • Minimum IELTS score required - 6.0 overall band.

      • To gain admission into the MBA program, a student must have at least - 525 paper-based, 195 computer-based, or 75 internet-based or IELTS score of 6.5 overall band.

In addition, all international transfer students must follow U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service regulations in effecting the transfer of schools.


Admission Dates

All materials must be received by the Office of Admissions, SLU 10752, Hammond, LA 70402, USA by the following deadlines:


For Fall Semester Entry June 1
For Spring Semester Entry October 1
For Summer Semester Entry March 1


University regulations require that all international students be covered by health, accident, and repatriation insurance programs. It is necessary that each international student show proof that they are currently insured by a valid health, accident, and repatriation policy from a U.S. insurance company, or enroll in the Southeastern Student Health Program at the time of registration.

International students must maintain full-time status at all times in order to comply with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service regulations. All international students should report to the International Services Office as soon as possible after arrival on campus.

New international students with less than 30 credit hours are required to attend the freshman orientation program as required by University regulations. All new international students are also required to attend the international orientation program.