Graduate School

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 318.357.6000 or via e-mail at


Vickie S. Gentry, Ph.D.
Acting Provost and Dean






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