Northwestern State University’s Graduate School maintains as its mission and purpose to develop, provide, and support innovative, responsive, and accessible graduate programs of the highest quality. The Graduate School encourages mastery of disciplinary literature, innovative research, and professional development and practice opportunities. It further supports research by members of its scholarly community. The Graduate School is a source of intellectual capital for the University and contributes to the public welfare of the region, state, and nation.
The Dean of the Graduate School, along with the Graduate Council supervises graduate study at Northwestern State University. All correspondence should be addressed to the Office of the Dean. You may also contact the office via e-mail.
The University Recruiting Office serves as an entry point for prospective graduate students to begin the application and enrollment processes. The assistant director of university recruiting for graduate & adult studies may be contacted by phone at 318.357.5851 or via e-mail at Grad_School@nsula.edu.
Dr. Greg Handel, D.M.A.
Provost & Vice President for Academic Affairs, Dean of Graduate School
Priority Processing Deadlines
Graduate Admissions Application Priority Processing Deadlines
Fall semester: March 15
Spring semester: October 15
Graduate Assistantship Application Priority Processing Deadlines Fall semester: June 15
Spring Semester: November 1
Academic Advising & Registration Instructions
General Registration Instructions: Spring 2015
Application for Graduate Assistantship (PDF)
Graduate Assistantship Status Roster
Graduate Assistantship Time Log
Graduate Assistantship Policy Manual
Graduate School Forms
Please note that Graduate Student cannot submit a paper application for admission. You must complete the online application.
Appeal of Reported Grade–Graduate Level Courses
Application for Graduate Assistantship
Application for Transfer of Graduate Credit
Graduate School Appeal of Suspension Form
Major Change Request Form
Request for Revalidation of Expired Course
Permit for Undergraduate Students to Earn Graduate Credit
Guidelines for Thesis, Research Projects, and Field Studies
Affirmation of Academic Honesty Template
Template for Abstract Page
Template for Signature Page (Paper in Lieu)
Template for Signature Page
Template for Thesis Proposal
Human Subjects Review Board (IRB)
Office of Institutional Research
Office of Institutional Effectiveness
Office of Human Resources
Campuswide ID System
NSU News Bureau
One Card Program
NSU Student Handbook and Planner
Student Support Services
Student Technology (Computer Labs)
Office of the University Registrar
The Graduate School
Room 123, Caspari Hall
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