Prospective Students


Dear Prospective Student:

We appreciate your interest in Southern University School of Nursing (SUSON).

We currently offer four degrees in nursing:

Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)
Masters of Science in Nursing (MSN)

                             Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)

                             Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing (PhD)

Undergraduate Admissions

  • University Admission Procedures
    • To receive an application, call the Office of Admissions at 225-771-2430 or go online to
    • Have all your official transcripts sent to the Office of Admissions at Southern University and A&M College, Baton Rouge, LA 70813
  • General Information
    • Official transcript evaluations are done by the Admissions Office after you have been admitted.

Graduate Admissions

University Admission Procedures

To receive an application, call the Office of the Graduate School at 225-771-5390 or go online to Graduate Admissions

Minimum requirements for admission to the Graduate School at Southern University include the following:

  • A minimum grade point average of 2.7 on all undergraduate work, or 3.0 on all graduate work completed, based on a 4.0 scale.
  • Official Transcript(s): [For Doctoral Students - transcripts showing all graduate work pursued. If you are applying for a doctoral program that accepts students with a bachelor's degree, then you must provide official transcript(s) lf all your undergraduate work]; [For Master's Students - transcripts showing all undergraduate work (and graduate work pursued, if any). APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE PROCESSED WITHOUT TRANSCRIPTS.
  • Acceptable scores on a general test of the Graduate Record Examination. Although the Graduate School does not have a minimum score, individual programs may require a minimum score for admission. Individuals who have already earned a graduate degree and return for a second degree must present new GRE Scores if previous scores are more than seven years old.
  • Three letters of recommendation sent directly to the Director of Admissions.

• A Statement of Purpose.

For additional information, please contact:

  • School of Nursing (225) 771-3266
  • Undergraduate Program (225) 771-2653
  • Graduate Programs (225) 771-2663

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