I have a bachelor's degree and want to pursue a master's degree or professional certification

Admissions for a Master's Degree

Whether you're pursing a master's degree, graduate certificate, or other advanced degree or certificate, we're happy you've made McNeese your first choice to continue your education. Start your application by choosing which student type best fits you below:

Note: Before you start the application process, make sure meet admission requirements.

Note: Admission to Graduate School does not imply admission to a specific graduate degree program. Different programs may have different GPA, GRE, GMAT, letter of recommendation, or other prerequisite requirements for acceptance. Make sure to check your desired program's page for additional admission criteria.


Traditional Students

If you have never attended another graduate school and this is your first time attending McNeese as a graduate student, then you're considered to be a traditional student. The following checklist gives you everything you'll need to successfully apply.

Start Application Process

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Application Steps

Submit official transcripts directly to McNeese from all institutions attended.
If applicable, submit official GRE or GMAT test scores (no more than five years old) directly from the testing agency to McNeese.

After You Apply

Pay $20 application fee once you receive email notification with your McNeese ID number.
If new to McNeese, submit proof of Immunization Compliance Form.
If new to McNeese, submit proof of selective service registration (males ages 18 - 25 only).
(Optional) Complete the financial aid application at (McNeese FAFSA school code 002017).
(Optional) Complete application for on-campus housing at
(Optional) Purchase a commuter or residence campus dining meal plan at


Graduate Admissions


App Deadlines

Fall applications - due August 1
Spring applications - due December 1
Summer applications - due May 15