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Admissions Information

Graduate Admission to the College of Engineering

1. Obtain application for Admission online at: http://www.latech.edu/graduate_school/admissions/index.php
2. Application fee is $40.00 and deadlines to apply are as follows for U.S. Residents:
Enrollment for Fall Quarter -- August 1st
Enrollment for Winter Quarter -- November 1st
Enrollment for Spring Quarter -- February 1st
Enrollment for Summer Quarter -- May 1st
3. All necessary official transcripts and test scores can be uploaded with your online application.
4. Must have a GRE score at time of application of 301 or greater.

Graduate Admission to an Engineering Department

A. Admission to the Master of Science Program.

In addition to the general University admission requirements, a student must also meet the following requirements for admission to the Master of Science program. These are minimum requirements and meeting them does not guarantee admission.
1. All students applying for any graduate program are required to submit a GRE score.
2. If a student has a GPA of 3.00 or higher on the last 60 hours of undergraduate course work, he/she may be considered for unconditional admission to the Master of Science program.
3. If a student has an overall GPA between 2.50 and 3.00 or a GPA between 2.50 and 3.00 on the last 60 hours of undergraduate course work, he/she may be considered for conditional admission to the Master of Science program.

B. Admission to the Doctoral Programs.

Prior to entering the Doctor of Philosophy program in Engineering, a student must have a degree in an acceptable engineering or related curriculum.
For students desiring to major in Biomedical Engineering, a baccalaureate degree with a major in an engineering discipline for an ABET accredited institution is the best preparation. Students who do not possess this background are not discouraged from applying, but, in general, must expect some amount of undergraduate remedial courses stressing engineering analysis and synthesis to prepare them for pursuit of their graduate program effectively and successfully.
Students entering either the Doctor of Philosophy in Engineering program or the Doctor of Philosophy program in Biomedical Engineering will be required to remove any deficiencies in mathematics, science, engineering, and communication.
Credit hours required for Biomedical degree: 63.
Credit hours required for Doctor of Philosophy in Engineering: 66.
Applicants are required to submit GRE scores and the names and complete addresses of three academic and professional references who will be contacted directly by the College of Engineering and Science. Pending receipt of the GRE scores and letters of reference, the applicant may be considered for admission as a non-degree, unclassified student. The applicant will be granted either an unconditional admission or will be rejected after review of all application materials.

Doctor of Philosophy in Computational Analysis & Modeling
(CAM)--GPA requirement: 3.00 on a 4.00 scale. Credit hours required for degree: 72 hours of graduate work; 15 graduate hours of math/statistics, 9 graduate hours of computer science, and 9 graduate hours of a third area chosen from Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Forestry, Statistics or an engineering discipline. The remaining hours of graduate work will consist of courses designated by the student's advisory committee, including research hours
for dissertation. A GRE score is required. Qualifying and comprehensive exams are required. After successful completion of the comprehensive exam, the student will be admitted to candidacy. The dissertation can be completed in absentia. The dissertation must be completed and the dissertation defense exam must be passed within six years of receiving candidacy status.

Entrance Requirements for Foreign Students

1. Obtain application for Admission online at: http://www.latech.edu/graduate_school/admissions/index.php.
2. Application fee is $40.00 and deadlines to apply are as follows for International Students:
Enrollment for Fall Quarter -- June 1st
Enrollment for Winter Quarter -- September 1st
Enrollment for Spring Quarter -- December 1st
Enrollment for Summer Quarter -- March 1st
3. All necessary official transcripts and test scores can be uploaded with your online application.
4. Must have a GRE score at time of application of 301 or greater.
5. International students must have a TOEFL score of 550 or more.

Entrance Requirements for Non-Resident Students

Admission to the Master of Science Program
In addition to the general University admission requirements, a student must also meet the following requirements for admission to the Master of Science program. These are minimum requirements and meeting them does not guarantee admission.
1. All students applying for any graduate program are required to submit a GRE score.
2. If a student has an overall GPA of 3.00 or higher, and a GPA of 3.00 or higher on the last 60 hrs. of undergraduate course work, he/she may be considered for unconditional admission to the Master of Science program.
3. If a student has an overall GPA between 2.50 and 3.00 or a GPA between 2.50 and 3.00 on the last 60 hours of undergraduate course work, he/she may be considered for conditional admission to the Master of Science program.

Admission to the Doctoral Program
Prior to entering the Doctor of Philosophy program in Engineering, a student must have a degree in an acceptable engineering or related curriculum.
For students desiring to major in Biomedical Engineering a baccalaureate degree with a major in an engineering discipline for an ABET accredited institution is the best preparation. Students who do not possess this background are not discouraged from applying, but, in general, must expect some amount of undergraduate remedial courses stressing engineering analysis and synthesis to prepare them for pursuit of their graduate program effectively and successfully.
Students entering either the Doctor of Philosophy in Engineering program or the Doctor of Philosophy program in Biomedical Engineering will be required to remove any deficiencies in mathematics, science, engineering, and communication.
Applicants are required to submit GRE scores and the names and complete addresses of three academic and professional references who will be contacted directly by the College of Engineering and Science. Pending receipt of the GRE scores and letters of reference, the applicant may be considered for admission as a non-degree, unclassified student. The applicant will be granted either an unconditional admission or will be rejected after review of all application materials.

Doctor of Philosophy in Computational Analysis & Modeling
(CAM)--GPA requirement: 3.00 on a 4.00 scale. Credit hours required for degree: 72 hours of graduate work; 15 graduate hours of math/statistics, 9 graduate hours of computer science, and 9 graduate hours of a third are chosen from Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Forestry, Statistics or an engineering discipline. The remaining hours of gradute work will consist of courses designated by the student's advisory committee, including research hours for dissertation. Qualifying and comprehensive exams are required. After successful completion of the comprehensive exam, the student will be admitted to candidacy. The dissertation can be completed in absentia. The dissertation must be completed and the dissertation defense exam must be passed within six years of receiving candidacy status.

Residency Requirements

The minimum residence requirement for the doctoral degree shall be eight quarters beyond the bachelor's degree. The student is required to spend at least three quarters beyond the first year of graduate study in continuous residence. The transfer of course work from a recognized graduate school carries with it the transfer of residence credit, but a minimum of 24 semester hours of graduate credit beyond the first year of graduate study must be earned in residence at Louisiana Tech University.
There are no residency requirements for MS students.

Admissions Requirements for Transfer Students

Admission by transfer is permissible if the transferring student is eligible to re-enter the institution from which the applicant is transferring and MUST meet Louisiana Tech's entrance requirements.
A student will not receive graduate credit for any course taken unless he or she has complied with the admission procedures and has been accepted for admission to the Graduate School.