Application Instructions

LSU Health Sciences Center School of Graduate Studies

The Graduate Studies Program at LSUHSC uses the GradCAS system for online applications. Among the documents to prepare for the Neuroscience applications are the following. Your official transcript from each college or university you have attended. All programs require a letter from applicants stating their long-term and short-term goals in relation to the program of study. Also, please include two letters of recommendation.

The application requires an official report of your Graduate Record Exam (GRE) scores. We require that you take the GRE Aptitude Test. However, we urge you to also take the GRE Advanced Biology Test. We require a total combined score of 1000 on the Verbal and Quantitative segments as a minimum for consideration. Note that for the new GRE scales, this minimum score converts to a > 300 combined score. (Click here for graph.). Foreign students must submit scores for both Graduate Record Exam and the Test of English as a Foreign Language. Minimum score required on the TOEFL: 80.

Instructions for establishing a GradCAS account are here.

FINAL DEADLINES FOR APPLICATION: For August matriculation, applications must be submitted by the previous January. The Neuroscience Center begins application review on January 15th. Please see the GradCAS portal for the deadline.

STUDENT LOANS. Information on Student Loans is available from The Student Financial Aid Office, 433 Bolivar Street, New Orleans, LA 70112


For more information, please visit the LSUHSC Graduate School Admissions website