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Admission into the Manship School is selective, which means smaller class sizes and more one-on-one interaction between faculty and students. Download the application or learn more about admissions.  

Admission

Admission to the Manship School is highly selective and includes an application process. Students are encouraged to apply in the semester in which they will complete the following criteria.

 

LSU Students

  • 30 hours of college-level course work.
  • A grade of “B” or better in MC 2010 (Media Writing).
  • 3.00 LSU grade point average and a 3.00 cumulative grade point average. 250-word essay on development and career goals.
  • Résumé (Grade point average is the primary factor for admission, but secondary evaluative criteria will be considered.)

Transfer Students

  • Complete a minimum of 12 hours of courses on the LSU A&M campus with at least a 3.00 LSU grade point average.
  • Complete 30 hours of course work (including hours earned at LSU as well as college-level hours earned elsewhere and transferred to LSU).
  • Earn a grade of “B” or better in MC 2010 (Media Writing). or its equivalent.
  • 3.00 LSU grade point average and a 3.00 cumulative grade point average.
  • 250-word essay on development and career goals.
  • Résumé (Grade point average is the primary factor for admission, but secondary evaluative criteria will be considered.)

How to Apply | Application

  • Applications for admission to the Manship School must be submitted directly to the School’s main office on the second floor of the Journalism Building.
    Application for Manship School admission: The application is also available on the second floor at the school’s front desk.
  • The application deadline is 4:00 p.m. on the Friday of the final week of classes of the semester.
  • The School’s Application Review Committee will notify applicants of admission decisions prior to the first day of class each semester.
  • Students who are denied admission may reapply in subsequent semesters. There is no limit on the number of times you may apply.
  • Requirements for Minors in Mass Communication. Students may be admitted as a minor in mass communication after completing 30 semester hours of coursework with a 3.00 G.P.A. and at least a “B” in MC 2010 (Media Writing). The Manship School’s minor is a general minor in mass communication that includes six courses.

Notes on Admission

The Manship School sometimes allows consideration of students whose GPA is below but near the 3.00 level. Therefore, students who feel that they might otherwise qualify for admission but whose GPA falls below 3.00 are nonetheless encouraged to apply, especially those with leadership or media experience.

Student Responsibility

  • Once in the School, Manship majors must earn at least a “C” in all mass communication courses (other than MC 2010), and students will not be allowed to enroll in a mass communication course unless they have earned at least a “C” in all prerequisite mass communication courses (other than MC 2010, which requires at least a “B”.)
  • Students are responsible for meeting with Manship School counselors to be sure they are on track for graduation. We recommend meetings each semester.