Academic Catalog 2016–2017

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Admission to a graduate program at LAU is selectively granted to students who hold a bachelor’s degree from a recognized college or university and demonstrate distinct academic ability and motivation. Admission to a program rests on meeting the minimum requirements described below and availability of space.

Information, procedures and criteria for admission for the academic year 2016-2017 are effective as of the date of publication, but remain subject to change.

General Admission Requirements

Applicants to any degree program at the university must submit the following documents to the Admissions Office1:

  1. A Graduate Application, available at the Admissions Office and online;
  2. One recent passport-size photo;
  3. A photocopy of identity card or passport, same as the nationality to be used during registration;
  4. Certified copies of all educational and professional certificates or diplomas;
  5. Official transcript(s) of grades from all colleges or universities attended, sent directly to the Admissions Office; failure to declare enrollment at other institutions could result in invalidation of admission, and any credits or degrees earned;
  6. A Recommendation letter from two professors who are familiar with the applicant’s academic performance; for work experience, a certificate of employment is required;
  7. The W-9S Form completed and submitted by all U.S. citizens or U.S. Green Card holders (Permanent Residents of the United States); and
  8. A non-refundable fee of $60 (L.L. 90,000) payable in cash or by check and drawn on a Lebanese or US bank.

English Proficiency Requirements

English is the official language of instruction at LAU and applicants may be required to demonstrate their proficiency in the language by taking one of the following tests:

  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)2; or
  • English Entrance Exam (EEE) administered by LAU (may be repeated at one-month intervals)

For minimum required test scores, visit Admissions.

Additional Requirements per School

  • M.B.A. applicants must submit Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) official scores or the Graduate Record Examination (GRE)3.
  • School of Arts and Sciences, and School of Engineering applicants (M.A., M.S., and M.S.E.) must submit the GRE official scores.
  • Gilbert and Rose-Marie Chagoury School of Medicine applicants must submit MCAT official scores and interview with the Graduate Admissions Council.
  • Other graduate degree applicants may be required to interview with the Graduate Admissions Council.

For more information on additional admission requirements as per specific programs (Doctor of Medicine (M.D.), Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.), Master’s in Applied Economics, Master’s in Engineering, Master’s in Interdisciplinary Gender Studies, MBA, and EMBA), visit Admissions website.

1 All submitted documents become the property of LAU and will not be returned.
2 Applicants must register for the International TOEFL using LAU’s code 2595; Institutional TOEFL is not recognized at LAU.
3 Applicants for GMAT or GRE registration should use LAU’s code 0954.

Gilbert and Rose-Marie Chagoury School of Medicine

Please refer to M.D. Admission Requirements.

Probationary Admission

  • Applicants accepted by the Graduate Admissions Council on a probationary basis must complete the first four courses, without any repeats and with a minimum GPA of 3.00; otherwise, they will be dismissed.
  • Applicants accepted into the M.B.A. program on probationary basis earn regular status upon the completion of 12 graduate credits with a minimum grade of “B” on each course without repeats; otherwise, they will be dismissed.
  • Probationary admission is not applicable to the Gilbert and Rose-Marie Chagoury School of Medicine and to the Pharm.D. program.

Validity of Acceptance for Admission

An offer of admission to an applicant is valid only for one semester. If applicants, accepted for a specific semester, do not register and wish to defer their admission, they must complete and submit a Reactivation Application available at the Office of Admissions.