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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 Spring - January 14, 2019 17-Dec-18
Second Spring - March 11, 2019 11-Feb-19
First Summer – May 6, 2019 15-Apr-19
Second Summer – July 1, 2019 3-Jun-19
First Fall – August 26, 2019 29-Jul-19
Second Fall – October, 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)

January 14, 2019

(1st Spring)

Oct 22, 2018

Jan 7, 2019

Jan 18, 2018

March 11, 2019

(2nd Spring)

Jan 14, 2019

Mar 4, 2019 Mar 15, 2019

May 6, 2019

(1st Summer)

Mar 11, 2019 Apr 29, 2019 May 10, 2019

July 1, 2019

(2nd Summer)

 Advanced Standing Cohort begins in July; admission deadline is May 6, 2019


May 6, 2019 June 24, 2019 July 5, 2019

August 26, 2019

(1st Fall)


July 1, 2019 Aug 19, 2019 Aug 30, 2019

October 21, 2019

(2nd Fall)

Aug 26, 2019 Oct 14, 2019 Oct 25, 2019

January 2020

Oct 21, 2019    

March 2020

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

1st date of January 2020 module