The Graduate School

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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. The Graduate School Office serves as the point of contact for graduate students for admission and enrollment processes. The Graduate School can be contacted by phone at 318.357.5851 or via e-mail at All correspondence should be addressed to, Northwestern State University, Graduate School/Office of the Dean, 310 Sam Sibley Drive, Room 123 Caspari, Natchitoches, LA 71497.


Dr. Greg Handel, D.M.A.
Provost & Vice President for Academic Affairs, Dean of Graduate School

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Room 123, Caspari Hall
Phone: 318-357-5851
Toll-Free: 1-800-232-9892