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Apply to the Manship School

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 Requirements

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. The application deadline is 4 p.m. on the Friday of the final week of classes of the semester.

LSU Students

  • Completed 30 hours of college-level coursework
  • Completed MC 2010: Media Writing (or MC 2011) with a "B-" or better
  • 250-word essay on development and career goals
  • Resume
  • *Priority is given to students with an overall GPA of 3.0 or higher

Transfer Students

  • Complete a minimum of 12 hours of courses on the LSU A&M campus
  • Complete 30 hours of college-level course work (including hours earned at LSU as well as college-level hours earned elsewhere and transferred to LSU)
  • Completed MC 2010: Media Writing (or MC 2011) or its equivalent with a "B-" or better
  • 250-word essay on development and career goals
  • Resume
  • *Priority is given to students with an overall GPA of 3.0 or higher

*Students who fall just below the 3.0 level are encouraged to apply and may gain admission based on the pool of applicants and the quality of their essay and resume. The committee may give consideration for students with demonstrated professional potential based on work with college media or real-world experience; students with life experiences that suggest a strong likelihood of success as a communication professional; and/or students who reflect the mission and goals of the Manship School, as outlined in the school’s mission statement.

How to Apply | Application

  • Apply to the Manship School by completing the online application form.
  • 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.

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.