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Online Programs

Undergraduate Coursework

Continuing Education offers self-paced undergraduate courses through LSU Distance Learning Programs. For more information, send an email to or call. Feel free to peruse the Continuing Education distance offerings at Online Distance Learning (ODL) .  In addition, LSU Continuing Education offers web-enabled certificate programs for individuals without college degrees and a certificate in accounting for individuals with a college degree working in financial services.

Graduate Degree Programs and Professional Certifications

LSU Online currently offers the following graduate degree programs and a professional certificate program:




Instructions for applying to the Graduate School

There is a $50 fee associated with your application.

Application to LSU Online Post-Baccalaureate Certificate.  The PBC program is not managed by the graduate school, so the application process is unique to that program.  Check on the status of your PBC application.

Other online courses may be offered by departments on a semester basis. To find information on these classes, search the semester Schedule Booklet (and “Course Offerings” link underneath) from the LSU Office of University Registrar.


Application Deadlines

Module Start Date Application Deadline
First Summer – May 13, 2019 8-Apr-19
Second Summer – July 8, 2019 3-Jun-19
First Fall – September 2, 2019 29-Jul-19
Second Fall – October 28, 2019 23-Sep-19

LSU School of Social Work Online Admission Deadlines 

Module Start Date

 MSW Application Deadline

Application must be made to the LSU Graduate School and Social Work by dates below. File must be complete to be reviewed by admissions—See How to Apply

Registration & Payment Deadline

(4 pm CST)

Last Day to Add Classes

(4 pm CST)

May 13, 2019

(1st Summer)

Mar 11, 2019 May 6, 2019 May 17, 2019

July 8, 2019

(2nd Summer)

 Advanced Standing Cohort begins in July; admission deadline is May 13, 2019


May 13, 2019 July 1, 2019 July 12, 2019

September 2, 2019

(1st Fall)


July 8, 2019 Aug 26, 2019 Sept 6, 2019

October 28, 2019

(2nd Fall)

Sept 2, 2019 Oct 21, 2019 Nov 1, 2019

January 2020

Oct 28, 2019    

March 2020

Advanced Standing Cohort begins in March; admission deadline is 1st day of January module

1st date of January 2020 module