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Students
Small town
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Overview

Northwestern State University of Louisiana / Graduate Studies and Research is located in Natchitoches, LA, in a small setting.

Departments & Programs

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Science (MS)
Master of Music (MM)
Specialist in Education (Ed S)
Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT)
Master of Arts (MA)
Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)
Master of Education (M Ed)

Degrees Awarded

Master's Degrees 248
Other Advanced Degrees 12

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? Yes
Distance learning programs available? Yes

Degree Requirements

Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required for some
Other Advanced Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

480
Applied
414
Accepted
281
Enrolled
86%

Applying

20
Application Fee - Domestic
30
Application Fee - International
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline March 15th Not reported Yes
Spring deadline October 15th Not reported No

Entrance Requirements

Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test
International Students Exam Details
TOEFL: Required

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards May 1
Types of financial support available Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

972
Total Graduate Students
77%
International Breakout (representing other countries)
22%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 1.65%
Black or African American 15.95%
White or Caucasian 76%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.93%
Asian 0.51%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races 0.93%
Unknown 2.47%

Gender

Male (20%)
Female (79%)

Faculty

84
Total faculty
Full-time (69)
Part-time (15)
Male (34)
Female (50)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Social media and the Net generation, academic honesty/dishonesty and professional behaviors, leadership, vortex states in superconductors, online learning
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address 715 University Parkway
Natchitoches, LA  71497
United States
Contact Dr. Steven G. Horton
Associate Provost/Dean, Graduate Studies, Research, and Information Systems
Email: grad_school@nsula.edu
Phone: 318-357-5851
Fax: 318-357-5019