MArch Application Procedure

Applicants for graduate studies must first submit an application to the LSU Graduate School at the Graduate Admission Application. The Graduate School website includes an online application form and instructions for paying application fees and submitting transcripts and test scores.

Required application materials for the LSU Graduate School include:

  • Transcripts from all universities attended or attending and from which you have received degrees
  • Statement of Intent (500 words maximum)
  • A portfolio of creative work
  • Three letters of recommendation (submitted online by the recommender)
  • GRE scores (optional)
  • TOEFL scores, if applicable

For international student application information, visit LSU Office of International Programs International Services.

Graduate Assistantships

The School of Architecture awards assistantships each year based on academic credentials and design portfolios. Applicants are automatically considered for assistantships and will be notified if an assistantship is awarded. The awards consist of a monetary payment and tuition remission. In exchange, graduate assistants will be assigned as teaching or research assistants to various architecture faculty. If not awarded an assistantship upon admission, students may apply for an assistantship at any semester during their studies.

When to Apply

The information above must be received by the deadline of February 1 for the following fall semester. Applications received after February 1 will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Financial Aid + Scholarships

The university and the LSU School of Architecture offer financial aid and scholarships to qualifying students. Visit the Architecture Scholarships page on this website to view scholarship opportunities through the school. Visit LSU Financial Aid & Scholarships for more information about opportunities through the university.